RBG

Last Thursday night, in a theater near my neighborhood I watched the film ‘RBG’ on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life. It lifted my spirits. The decisions from the US Supreme Court in the past few days have held riveted attention of the nation. As a US citizen who was once an immigrant, I have been following…

Emerging Partnership

One of the best things that happened to me a few years ago was to be connected with like-minded academic colleagues who are doing work in the field of Partnership Studies and being invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies(IJPS).  For the 2015 Issue for which I was guest…

Making Light in Dark Times

  Listening to a re-broadcast of a 2013 Margaret Atwood interview on NPR yesterday made me laugh. In a dark-seeming world that is America today, with news of sexual harassment and abuse by men in power coming to light almost every day, a lot seems grim. And yet, laughing at Atwood’s humor made me realize…

Project/Practice, Both/And

As I try to move my work forward with many competing interests (equity and diversity, sustainable and regenerative design, design thinking, creativity, systems change, writing, drawing, speaking, art making, parenting, home care and gardening, to name a few)  within limited or finite time (twenty four hours in a day, seven days in a week), I…

Writing in the New Year

As part of my emerging New Year commitments (I no longer list my NY resolutions in one shot and at the beginning of the year as I once did but let them emerge organically and with spirit) I am recommitting to my lifelong goal of writing more and writing better. Automatically, my thoughts go to…

The Way of Partnership

I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in a unique collaboration with my interdisciplinary colleagues across multiple institutions in founding the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS), the first online journal published by the University of Minnesota Libraries. I am the journal’s Design Editor and a current Editorial Board member. The notion of partnership is…