MDes Lecture & Workshop: Christien Meindertsma, "Pig 05049"


Thursday, April 03, 2014
06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Event Description

MDes Lecture 
6:30-7:30 in Piper

MDes Workshop
1:30-3:00 in Stubbins

Christien Meindertsma explores the life of products and raw materials. For her first book, Checked Baggage (2004), Christien purchased a container filled with a week’s worth of objects confiscated at security checkpoints in Schiphol Airport after 9/11. She meticulously categorized all 3267 items and photographed them on a white seamless background. Christien’s second book, PIG 05049 (2007), is an extensive collection of photographic images that documents an astounding array of products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. With this book, Christien reveals lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers that have become so invisible in an increasingly globalized world.

Please note that the lecture is public and the workshop is GSD only.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office two weeks in advance at 617 496 2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu



Events: MDes Lecture & Workshop: Christien Meindertsma, "Pig 05049"

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