Lisa Marie AbendrothArt
CAMPUS BOX 059
Administration Building, Suite 250
Personal Biography Statement
Lisa is a Professor and Coordinator of the Communication Design program at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. She earned a BFA in Communication Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991 and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. Seeking a balance between design research and classroom pedagogy, Lisa works across disciplines in order to embrace what can be broadly referred to as community-based design focused on issues of social equity towards marginalized audiences. This area of study manifested in a multi-year research endeavor culminating in the Fall 2007 international design exhibition entitled, “Substance: Diverse Practices from the Periphery,” which Lisa curated, organized and designed. Extending the spirit of the “Substance” exhibition, Lisa’s research continues to focus on design that addresses under-served people, places and problems. She is a collaborator on the interdisciplinary public interest project, SEED®: Social, Economic, Environmental Design. A recent research sabbatical was devoted to developing SEED assessment tools including SEED Evaluators for the disciplines of Architecture, Industrial Design and Communication Design. She is currently researching and writing the SEED Evaluator for the discipline of Landscape Architecture. In her professional practice, Lisa promotes projects for culture and collaboration through her firm culture / language / dialogue (www.culturelanguagedialogue.com). A result of her diverse research practices, Lisa has presented, exhibited, and published nationally and internationally.
SEED: Social Economic Environmental Design - Founding member: www.seednetwork.org
Office hours are scheduled by appointment. Please contact the Art office at 303-556-3090.
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