A project of Columbus Design Institute, Homeworks seeks thoughtful responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by convening a series of conversations with academics, designers, and community practitioners. Over the course of four days, conversations will focus on singular topics: Social Connectivity, Public Space, Home Life, and Food Systems. Homeworks will conclude with a Recap presentation by designer Rick Valicenti—Indy Design Week’s Keynote presenter.
Homeworks is a call to action that focuses on improving the communities of Indiana, and beyond. Together we can learn about and explore creative approaches to our current and long-term future reality.
Presented by the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Suddenly our homes are struggling to serve the disparate roles of school, office, daycare, and restaurant simultaneously. Home Life will explore how we can rethink our houses with quarantines and future health crises in mind.
Questions for Discussion
What are some current and future environmental effects of everyone being at home?
What adjustments can we make that are most impactful?
How might we innovate using existing products or solutions?
• Working at home with kids: how the pandemic is changing the work-life balance - Nick Patterson, WBHM
• From Closets to Subway Tile: How Previous Epidemics Shaped Design - Elizabeth Yuko, Architectural Digest
• No recycling during stay-at-home order - Ernest Rollins, The Herald Times
• The Earth Charter - Earth Charter International
• Life after coronavirus: how will the pandemic affect our homes – Sergey Makhno, Dezeen
• New York Architects on How COVID-19 Is Urging Us to Rethink Home Design - Dwell
Mark Lindenlaub, Thrive Alliance (Columbus, IN)
Brian Burtch, Owner and Founder, NEON Architecture (Indianapolis, IN)
Rosemary Spalding, Earth Charter Indiana (Indiana)
Johnny Gong, Graduate Student in Human-Computer Interaction at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)