design and research
Friday, December 2, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

2.12.2022. / 16:00 to 18:30 PM Riga time / SEGD Riga Chapter Design and Research: responsibility, integrity, and respect. Sensitive and cognitive experiences by design. Video available at SEGD Riga Chapter Youtube Channell:
Design and Research: responsibility, integrity, and respect.
Sensitive and cognitive experiences by design.

To design a better world, designers need to practice benevolence, respect, and tolerance. To speak up and to undertake study for the civic society, to acknowledge and to recognize diversity, courage and integrity is demanded. It is about being virtuous person and professional to sustain democracy and inclusive society.

In this year's final SEGD Riga Chapter session we will share design research led by responsible, sensitive and cognitive experiences to address violence, vulnerability, and being different in the ‘normal’ society.


Aija Freimane, PhD, Lecturer at Technological University Dublin School of Art and design.



Neeta Verma, Professor at the Notre Dame University Department of Art, Art History, & Design, USA
“The memory Project: reweaving threads of loss, love, & hope” - addresses the challenging and systemic problem of youth violence in a community in the United States

Jing Zhou, interdisciplinary artist, designer, researcher, and professor at the Monmouth University, USA
“From the Mothers' Movement to Cradlr: An Interaction Design for Refugee Children”

Leah Cleary, recent Visual Communication graduate of TU Dublin’s School Art and Design, Ireland
“Time to Change Perceptions: A Multimodal Analysis of Female Domestic Abuse Campaigns in Ireland”

Ana Tobin, recent graduate M.F.A. in Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at George Mason University, USA
“Neuro Divergent” - trough experiential graphic design exhibition questions what does it feel like to have a learning disability or disorder?

Linda Spillane, a neurodivergent thinker, designer and maker with a background in Interior Design and Furniture Design. Currently researching and making through experimental graphic design on the TU Dublin School of Art and Design Creative Arts Masters Platform in Visual Communication
“AFFORDANCE of text for the reader with ADHD. Case study of visual communication experiments” tells a story of a person born with ADHD that is born with an invisible disability

Žanete Eglīte, a doctoral student at the Academy of Culture, Latvia. More than 18 years of experience working in advertising and design industries, Manager of the local creative organization “Latvian Art Directors Club
“Sensorial inclusion” as sensory features of products and services affect emotions, memories, perception, choices, and consumption.

Sara Kristoffersson, PhD, Professor of Design History, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden. Author of "Design by IKEA" (Bloomsbury 2014) and "Hela havet stormar" (Musical chairs, Volante 2022)

“Musical chairs. Identity politics in practice and the dangers with norm criticism” - In February 2021 Kristoffersson published an article in Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, about how identity politics affected Konstfack and 44 colleagues signed a petition against her. This affair caused a huge debate in Swedish media. A year later she published the book "Hela havet stormar" (Musical chairs) discussing how identity politics, cancel culture affects academic culture. In her talk she is going to highlight the case.

Language: ENG


Organised by: SEGD Riga Chapter

Supported by:

- State Culture capital foundation (Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonds / LKKF)
- Swedish Institute in Stockholm and - Embassy of Sweden in Latvia (project
- design studio H2E

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