Terry Irwin


Thursday, September 8, 2011
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1307

Terry Irwin is the Head of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been an adjunct professor at Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, California College of the Arts (1989–2003), San Francisco, and the University of Dundee, Scotland. Irwin was a founding partner of the San Francisco office of the international design firm, MetaDesign where she served as Creative Director from 1992–2001. Irwin’s research explores how living systems principles can inform a more appropriate and responsible way to design. She holds an MFA in Design from the Allgemeine Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland.

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