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Fo Wilson uses the language of furniture to investigate ideas around identity and culture, and to re-present histories that counter dominant Western historical narratives. She is an educator, curator, writer, and maker of objects, spaces, places, and ideas. She advocates a progressive agenda for the future of craft and design, maintaining that makers and designers must not only keep pace with the digital age, but also take part in inventing it.
Wilson is currently an assistant professor at Columbia College in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in art history, theory, and criticism. Prior to her graduate studies she ran her own graphic design consultancy with offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her furniture-based work has been exhibited nationally, and her design work is in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.