jessica charlesworth

CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE – Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
Christopher Borelli from Chicago Tribune came round to our studio the other week to chat sci-fi, futures, speculative design & teaching at SAIC.

ATELIER APOCALYPSE @ MCA CHICAGO
A pop-up apocalypse design studio to design your own survival kits

ALIEN AMERICANA @ MCA CHICAGO -Slideshow of photographic observations from our travels around the US

PARSONS & CHARLESWORTH BOOKLET ISSUE #1 produced during Charleston artist residency

FEATURED in Glasgow School of Art Product Design catalogue as honorary professor

PARSONS & CHARLESWORTH RESIDENCY AND INSTALLATION, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

THE MeMo ORGANISATION ON SHOW WITH CHICAGOLAND at WANTED, New York

THE MeMo ORGANISATION
NEW WEBSITE AND IMAGES

THE MeMo ORGANIZATION
Designing future death, dying and mourning rituals.

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DYING – A MeMo Panel Discussion

LECTURE @ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN ‘In The Loop’ SERIES

A FORM OF HAPPINESS on show in the ‘Quiet Shop’ at Selfridges department store as part of their ‘No Noise ‘campaign

A FORM OF HAPPINESS
A wood and magnet molecular space-filling model of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

GOLDEN SECTION FINDER
Seek perfection in your surroundings.

THE BUILDERS LOUNGE- A furniture installation at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago with Tim Parsons


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News

Exhibitions
New Survivalism: Alternative Bug Out Bags for Istanbul Design Biennial, 1 November – 14 December 2014
Events
Atelier Apocalypse pop up design studio, MCA First Friday, April 2nd 2014, 6-10pm
Spectacular Vernacular, Hearth + Shelf - Summer Forum, March 1st 2014
Alien Americana with Parsons & Charlesworth, MCA Live, Feb 25th 2014, 6–8 pm
Teaching
Ways of Futuring seminar class, Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jan - May 2014
Material Futures graduate class in Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sept - Dec 2013

jess.charlesworth [at] gmail.com

Jessica is a speculative designer with experience working for both public and private sector organisations to explore the future implications of their field. She explores ways of using design to unravel and provoke rich interactions between people, technology, products and services. Whether critiquing science-related themes or exploring how science and technology development affect our attitudes towards death and mortality, Charlesworth’s work addresses fundamental questions about society’s institutions, ambitions and behaviors more...