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News > Thurs Oct 5th > William Sidney Pittman Distinguished Lecture ft. Dr. Dori Tunstall – Oct. 5

William Sidney Pittman Distinguished Lecture ft. Dr. Dori Tunstall – Oct. 5

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 6pm-8pm

Location: The URBN Center Annex - Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Dean of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University cordially invites you to the William Sidney Pittman Lecture and Award Reception honoring Dr. Elizabeth “Dori” Tunstall.

The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Art's & Design at Drexel University is excited to welcome Dr. Elizabeth “Dori” Tunstall to campus this October for a mini-residency on Decolonizing Design & the Arts. The culmination of Dr. Tunstall’s visit is the delivery of the inaugural William Sidney Pittman Distinguished Lecture and the presentation of the Pittman Prize for Visionary Leadership in IDEA. The Pittman Prize is named in honor of iconic architect William Sidney Pittman, the first Black graduate of Drexel University, and in recognition of the vast contributions of global changemakers in the field of media arts and design. As the inaugural recipient, Dr. Tunstall will be the first to receive the "Pittman Jewel," a bespoke jewelry piece designed and handcrafted by Westphal student Hanako Chen, ‘25, Entertainment & Arts Management major.

Dr. Tunstall is a design anthropologist, researcher, academic leader, writer, educator, and until this year, held the position of Dean, Faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada: the first Black Dean of a design college anywhere. Dr. Tunstall has taught and lectured all over the globe, solidifying her reputation as a leading voice in design anthropology. 

Hosted by Westphal’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Anti-Racism (IDEA) Dr. Tunstall’s min-residency is curated to support professional and curriculum development for Westphal faculty and staff, as well as to make her work accessible to the wider Drexel and design communities. 

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