Carnegie Mellon University

Objects of Play Lecture Series


Alexandra Lange

Architecture + Design critic and writer, Author of The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids

Wednesday, January 26


Jules Gill-Peterson

Historian, Author of the Histories of the Transgender Child

Wednesday, March 2, 9:30am via Zoom


Kyra Gaunt

Ethnomusicologist, Author of The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double Dutch to Hip Hop

Friday, March 18, 12:30pm via Zoom


Cas Holman

Designer, Founder of Heroes Will Rise toy company, maker of Rigamajig, Geemo, + more

Wednesday, February 23, 5pm via Zoom, An interview with project director and school of art faculty Isla Hansen. 


Mizuko Ito

Cultural anthropologist of technology use, Author of Engineering Play: A Cultural History of Children's Software 

Monday April 11

5:00 p.m.
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Room CFA-111


The Objects of Play lectures series was created as part of the Play Mountain Exchange Project, directed by Isla Hansen and made possible by the Center for the Arts in Society Borderlines Initiative and the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.  Image by Dani Moll Toste.