jessica charlesworth

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

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

BUILDER’S LOUNGE PROPOSAL – Upcoming installation at Museum of Contemporary Art

CAMPARI JAM
Adaptation of the classic Duralex Picardie glass with Weck lid for DesignMarketo’s Bar Alto Atlanta.

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – Future of Money Design Awards 2012

THE FUTURE WE DESERVE
Personal Futures & Futures Therapy essay now released

CITIZEN EVOLUTION @ MAKVienna’s MAGIC OF DIVERSITY EXHIBITION

THE [SECRET] RETURN OF PETER NOEVER EXHIBITION @ Ace Museum
Citizen Evolution in exhibition for former MAKVienna director

HAPPINESS SCALE IN GOOD’S DATA ISSUE

PECHA KUCHA CHICAGO
Presentation at Pecha Kucha Chicago to an engaged beer-fuelled audience.

PECHA KUCHA CHICAGO – Sept 6th
Come and see my 6 minutes and 40 seconds one man show.

ADHOCISM HANDOUT
Essay about the concept of Adhocism and intentions of our exhibition at MCAChicago


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News

NEW DESIGN PRACTICE
Parsons & Charlesworth collaboration website launched!

Exhibitions
Disegno's 2°C Communicating Climate Change,
Future Climate [Hi]stories, The Aram Gallery,
Sept 21st - Oct 31st 2015
Istanbul Design Biennial, New Survivalism: Alternative Bug Out Bags, Nov 1st – Dec 14th 2014
CHGO DSGN Chicago design exposition,
Chicago Cultural Center, May 30th - Nov 2nd 2014
CHICAGOLAND group show, Wanted Design New York,
ICFF May 16th-19th 2014
Events
Core77 Conference, talk title Spectacular Vernacular, June 19th 2014
Atelier Apocalypse pop up design studio, MCA First Friday, April 2nd 2014, 6-10pm
Spectacular Vernacular book discussion,
Hearth + Shelf, Summer Forum, March 1st 2014
Alien Americana discussion, MCA Live, Feb 25th 2014
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 2014

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...