CDMC Conversation Series: PJ Carlino and Nastaran Shishegar

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CDMC Conversation Series:
PJ Carlino and Nastaran Shishegar
November 10, 2020. 1PM CT.
Gender, Race, and Class in the Standardization of Office Furniture and Interiors

sepia toned photo from 1907 of men and women in an office
Swift & Company Office, Chicago, circa 1904. (Illustrated Post Card and Novelty Co., NY.)


PJ Carlino is a design educator and design historian. His scholarship decodes the history embedded in industrially produced products with a particular focus on the vernacular object and the intersection of production and consumption. For this CDMC Conversation, Dr. Carlino was joined in conversation by Assistant Professor Dr. Nastaran Shishegar (Design Studies, SoHE). They discussed gender, race, and class in the standardization of office furniture and interiors.


Event was free and open to the public thanks to the support of The Anonymous Fund.

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Poster for event showing drawing of interior of a theater.
Poster for PJ Carlino’s CDMC Conversation. Image in poster relating to audience chair design: Interior of the McVicker’s Theatre, Chicago (A.H. Andrews & Co., Catalogue of Improved Opera Chairs, Chicago, 1886).


Poster for event showing group of 19th-century school children.