SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of May 6

Licensing tribal art globally, to support creativity close to home
DUSP alumna Rebecca Hui MCP ’18 and her startup Roots Studio work with indigenous artists to digitally capture handmade art and license it to global brands for use in everything from fashion to home decor. MIT Technology Review. PBS News Hour.  

Sanjit Sethi named President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Artist, academic, and ACT alumnus Sanjit Sethi SMVisS ’02 most recently directed the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. Sethi is set to take office on July 15. Artforum.

The geek
Chris Schmandt ’73, SM ’80, spent four decades “playing around” at the Media Lab, inventing interactive speech interfaces for computers and the first in-car navigation system that told drivers where to go. MIT Technology Review. 

Grow Smart honors Barbara Fields
DUSP alumna Barbara Fields MCP ’85 was recognized by Grow Smart as the 2019 Outstanding Smart Growth Leader. Most recently, Fields served as executive director of Rhode Island Housing, the state’s $2 billion quasi-public housing finance agency with a $32 million operating budget and over 250 employees. Providence Business News.

Artists and culture industry representatives join international cultural trade mission
ACT alumna Anne MacMillan SMACT ’15 is one of five Nova Scotia contemporary artists to showcase their works as part of a culture trade mission to China this month. The Weekly Press.

"Muntadas: The Project’s Methodology"
The works of former CAVS fellow and ACT professor Antoni Muntadas, a pioneer in the fields of highly-politicized conceptual and media art from the 1970s onwards, will be discussed in a public lecture on May 21 at the SDA Cinema of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts in Manila. The Manila Times

“The Proposal”
A documentary chronicling the project to resurrect the life and art of Luis Barragán from ACT’s Jill Magid SM ’00 premieres at NYC’s IFC Center on May 24 and Laemmle Theatres in LA on May 31. Archinect.