Pacific Northwest College of Art

Data Enthusiast + Collaborative Designer + Scientist


SESSION: Friday, October 22, 4:30-5:30pm, In-Person

Engaging Design for an Unstable World

Can design shift our planet's socio-ecological interactions of the future in a positive and sustainable direction? Through data-driven design, design systems thinking, and collaborative decision-making, we have the potential to shift---and ideally advance---dynamic stewardship of our world. Using examples from her kaleidoscopic career path, designer, scientist and adventurer Skye Morét will explore how design can inform, shape and encourage the critical rethinking of our blue planet experience at the intersection of climate, environment, and social justice.



Skye Morét is a data-driven designer and marine scientist. Her diverse exploration of the ocean—having sailed 100,000 miles around the globe—fuels her belief in the power of art and design to critically engage people with the ecological complexities and dependencies of our planet. Skye's work uses data visualization, collaboration, and visual storytelling to investigate the relationship between empathy, nature and technology--specifically in the contexts of climate and social justice. 

She is the Chair of the Collaborative Design and Design Systems MFA/MA program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University and consults for clients ranging from the United Nations Environment Programme to The Nature Conservancy and Nike. Her installations have been exhibited at Science Gallery Dublin, the European Parliament in Brussels, the shores of Bali, and at Palmer Station, Antarctica.

When she's not eagerly anticipating her upcoming data art installation at the University of Toronto Art Centre (or dashing off a scientific paper or essay), you can find Skye exploring exotic coastlines around the globe.

Currently inspired by: Youth climate and collaborative justice movements, generative typography, indexical design, open-source publishing efforts, and patterns in nature


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