Sputniko! and  Design Interactions Department, Royal College of Art. Menstruation Machine. 2010. Installation with video (color, sound), screens, and printed panels, 3:24 min., dimensions variable; device: aluminum, electronics, and acrylic, 13 3/8 x 13 13/16 x 13 3/8" (34 x 35 x 34 cm)

Design and Violence Debate: Debate II

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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Design and Violence
by Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt

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Design and Violence is an ongoing online curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society by pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work. Contributors' weekly essays have been published since November 2013, creating a body of opinion and a set of case studies that spark discussion and bring the ambiguous relationship between design and violence to center stage for designers and the people they serve—all of us.

Design and Violence is organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Jamer Hunt, Director, graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design; and Michelle Millar Fisher, Exhibition Coordinator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

The second debate focuses on the Menstruation Machine (2010), designed by Sputniko! (aka Hiromi Ozaki) to allow its wearer to experience the pain and tribulation of menstruation, regardless of his or her age or gender. Chris Bobel (author, New Blood: Third-wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation) and Mickey Boardman, (Editorial Director, Paper magazine) will deliver debate motions, moderated by Jamer Hunt.

In conjunction with the exhibition Design and Violence

Tickets ($30; $25 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.