Past Mitchell Visiting Professors

June 12, 2018

The Mitchell Visiting Professor holds a full-time, one year appointment to teach two, three-credit courses or one six-credit courses a semester. In addition, the Mitchell Professor delivers a public lecture or organizes a public program as part of the Department's Mitchell Lecture Series.

Ekene Ijeoma

Ekene Ijeoma is an interdisciplinary artist and designer exploring the intersections of social issues, data studies and life experiences through websites, apps, installations and performances. He’s been featured on the cover of GDUSA's People to Watch "who embody the spirit of the creative community", named Adweek's Creative 100 "visual artist whose imagination and intellect will inspire you" and also GOOD's GOOD 100 "tackling pressing global issues." 

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Ben Hooker

Ben Hooker’s practice-led research investigates novel ways to understand and inhabit technologically dense spaces and landscapes. As daily life contains ever more windows into electronic environments, and virtual realities increasingly occupy our minds, he creates media objects and structures which engage the play between many realms to enable new kinds of technology-dependent lifestyles.

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Stuart Candy

Experiential futurist Stuart Candy aims to increase society's collective capacity for foresight through design, games and live interventions. He has brought possible futures to life using diverse media in museums, conferences, classrooms and city streets worldwide, and his work has appeared in numerous media outlets including Wired, The Economist, and the Discovery Channel.

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Eric Ellingsen

Eric Ellingsen started Species of Space (SOS) in 2009. Ellingsen's practice centers in space activism. SOS twists tools from many different bodies of knowledge. These bodies emerge as thick spatial narratives entangling art-architecture-landscape architecture-poetry-choreography. Ellingsen's work is informed by collaborative learning through experienced experiments, relational thinking, walking, ecology and ecological economies, translation, performance and perception.

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