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Design and Violence Debate: Debate III

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY, USA

The third "Design and Violence" debate will center upon Temple Grandin’s “serpentine ramp,” a slaughterhouse design modification that attempts stress reduction and a more humane death for animals. Professor Gary L. Francione (Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers, and author, "Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals)" and Nicola Twilley (editor/author of Edible Geography.com, co-founder of the Foodprint Project, and director of Studio-X NYC) will deliver debate motions, moderated by "Design and Violence" co-curator Paola Antonelli.

In conjunction with the exhibition "Design and Violence." "Design and Violence" is an ongoing online curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society by pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work. Contributors' weekly essays have been published since November 2013, creating a body of opinion and a set of case studies that spark discussion and bring the ambiguous relationship between design and violence to center stage for designers and the people they serve—all of us.

"Design and Violence" is organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Jamer Hunt, Director, graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design; and Michelle Millar Fisher, Exhibition Coordinator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

Tickets ($30; $25 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

Location: Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

IMAGE CREDIT: Temple Grandin (USA, b. 1947). "Serpentine Ramp." First published in 1989, Grandin, T. (1989, with 2002 updates). Behavior Principles of Livestock Handling. The Professional Animal Scientist. 5:1-11. Image courtesy of www.grandin.com

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