artist, San Francisco
The KISDtalk “The Walk“ explores the objects women carry for protection while walking alone. Pink sticky notes were anonymously submitted from women all over the world detailing the objects that they carry. 15 photographs were created as visual representations of the submissions. KISDtalk speaker Rora Blue will detail the process of creating this series, her inspiration, and the stories of some of the women she met along the way.
Rora Blue is a new genres artist based in San Francisco. She actively produces artwork that is defined by color, text, and interactivity. Her work relies heavily on color to communicate a feeling to the viewer. Participation, and documenting the experiences of others is also essential to her artistic process. Rora Blue is best known for her series “Handle With Care“ and for “The Unsent Project“, which has received over 50,000 submissions. Her work has been featured in news outlets such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, Teen Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. She exhibited her work globally in 8 countries and 12 different states, received multiple awards, and had the pleasure of speaking at events in California, New York, and Canada.
The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis and reflexion of the manifold issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The talks take place on specified dates on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11 at KISD. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.
The talk will be held in English language.