Chee Pearlman, principal of Chee Company in New York, produces international conferences, exhibitions, and editorial content about design issues. She has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, and Wired, and is the former editor of I.D. Magazine. She founded the Chrysler Design Awards and curated “The Voting Booth Project: Where Design and Democracy Collide” at The New School.
Chee’s conferences integrate science, technology, activism, and the arts into the design discourse. Recent conferences include “Stories From the Source,” on design as storytelling; “Serious Play” on the force of play in design; and “Radical Craft,” on the power of thinking with your hands. She is an advisor to the TED Prize and the Curry Stone Design Prize.
During her Fellowship, Chee studied urbanism, civic activism and the issues faced by shrinking cities for a new conference called “Urban Craft: Solutions from the Edge.”