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.