Mandana MacPherson
 
Lectures & Workshops

HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
Mixed Media/Rubber
A Postmodern Raw Material (2 week intensive)
Deer Isle, Maine, August 15-28, 2011

MAST LANDING SCHOOL
Bike tube redesign workshop, 3rd-5th graders
Freeport ME, May 2009 

THE HOTCHKISS SCHOOL 
Concerning Conservation – Guest lecturer & panelist, Lakeville, CT, June 2007

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Guest lecturer, Industrial Design 
San Francisco, Fall 2004 - Spring 2006

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
Guest lecturer, Industrial Design, Spring 2005

FRENCH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Bike tube redesign project for kindergarten, San Francisco, February 2005 

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING
Guest lecturer, San Francisco, 1993


Conferences & Symposia

HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
“New Works” for Haystack faculty
Deer Isle, Maine, September, 2012-2015

SUSTAINABLE FASHION, TEXTILES & MATERIALS
Guest speaker – California College of the Arts, San Francisco, June 2008

AIGA Y13 CONFERENCE – SEEDS OF CHANGE
Guest speaker & design workshop instructor, March 2008, San Diego

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SOCIETY OF AMERICA ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL
Guest speaker & panelist - Hewlett Building,  Palo Alto, 2005

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SOCIETY OF AMERICA NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Guest speaker, Art Center, Pasadena CA, October 2004

ENGINEERS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD CONFERENCE
Guest speaker & instructor of Design Workshop, Stanford University, 
October 2004

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SUMMIT
Co-organized, presented & facilitated, 2 day event, California College of the Arts, San Francisco & Sunset Publishing Headquarters, Menlo Park, August 2004

INDIAN POINT INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT  & APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Georgetown, Maine, June 2004

ECO EXPO
Guest speaker and panelist, Los Angeles, 1996

PACIFIC RECYCLERS CONFERENCE, “Manufacturing Recycling–Private Ventures”, Anaheim, 1995


Select Publication of Written Work 

“Sustainability – The Natural Step For Designers – Redefining the Approach – Widening the Lens”
Proceedings – Industrial Design Society of America – Educators conference 2004

“A Look at the Sustainable Design Process – Focusing on Implementation From the Start”
Proceedings – Engineers for a Sustainable World conference 2004

“Natural Step for Designers” The Natural Step’s Sustainable Design Manual 2004


Advisory  
  
GaTE (Gifted and Talented Education) ADVISORY COMMITTEE K-12 RSU5 Maine 2011-present

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND Division II Coach
Freeport Middle School, 2010-2012

BSR - BUSINESSES FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 
“Aligned for Sustainable Design: An A-B-C-D Approach to Making Better Products”
Content Consultant 2008

LOCAL EXCHANGE – (San Francisco Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
Advisory Board, 2004-2006

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL - Lowell Center for Sustainable Production,
Advisory Board - Sustainable Design Competition 
funded by the Overbrook Foundation 
2004-2005
Teaching at Colleges & Universities

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS  
San Francisco

ADJUNCT FACULTY
Pre-College Program
Industrial Design
June/July 2013 - present

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Integrated Design & Sustainability Program 2006-2008

ADJUNCT FACULTY 
Interdisciplinary Studies 2006
Developed and taught Interdisciplinary Design Studio  “Material Reuse in Art & Design, Focus: Rubber”
photography, sculpture, architecture, film, design, & writing students, 2006

VISITING DESIGNER & LECTURER
3 week studio workshops
”Reclaimed Bike Tube Design Project” 
w/in Fashion and Sustainability class 
(Sp & F), 2004-08
Guest Lecturer in Industrial Design
2004-2006 

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
San Francisco

ADJUNCT FACULTY
2008 – present 
Fashion Department - Online courses
  “Sustainability in Fashion” – Masters program
  “Eco Design for Fashion” Undergraduate studio
MFA Graphic Design program 2011
  Directed Study

ONLINE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
2009-10,  2112-13
Redevelopment of undergrad Sustainable 
  Design class 
Development of Sustainability class for MFA   
  Fashion Merchandising 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Palo Alto

LECTURER 
Mechanical Engineering Design Division 
2003 – 2006
Developed and taught department’s 1st Sustainability course
“ME 222 - Beyond Green Theory”
undergrad/grad level lecture & studio class

ADVISOR 
for Ecological Design and Sustainability 
for Joint Program in Design 
(Mechanical Engineering & Art Departments) 2004-2007
 
TEACHING ASSISTANT
2002-2003 
“Good Products – Bad Products” 
graduate level class, 2003 

“History and Philosophy of Design” 
undergraduate/graduate level class 2003

“ME 116 – Formgiving” 
undergraduate core studio in 3-d design 2002 


Project Development

USED RUBBER USA
DESIGNER, FOUNDER & OWNER
1984-present  

Wallet and handbag company  utilizing reclaimed inner tube rubber and other environmentally friendly materials.  

Design, marketing, management, procurement of post consumer material, contracting, fabrication and education.  

Retail stores San Francisco, Berkeley ('89-'01), wholesale distribution ('90-'01), catalogs  (‘90-‘97),  online store ('99-present) www.usedrubberusa.com

THE NATURAL STEP 
(International sustainability think tank & advisory services organization)

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2004-2005

Created and directed development and implementation of tools and curriculum for  OVERBROOK and COMPTON FOUNDATION grants.  TNS was awarded a HERMAN MILLER grant based upon my work.

Conceived of and co-organized first Sustainable Design Summit for educators and industry in 2004.

THE FOLCROM
FOUNDER/DIRECTOR
1987-1991
Contributing Artist
San Francisco art and performance space.

http://www.usedrubberusa.comshapeimage_3_link_0
EXPERIENCE
Professional Teaching, Development and Advisory Work

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