STEPHanie SHERMAN is a NEW ORLEANS BORN, LONDON-BASED DIRECTOR, WRITER and Strategist. She WORKs primarily in DESIGN, art, CULTURE, and collaborates with artists, economists, URBANISTS, technologists, ARCHITECTS, media-makers and scientists.

Stephanie DESIGNs AND DEVELOPs PLATFORMS for co-production, REPROGRAMMING outmoded SITES AND SYSTEMS. Her projects TAKE SHAPE AS ORGANIZATIONS, narratives, and PLANS WHICH MOBILIZE stories, SURPLUS, AND EMERGENT technologies TO PROPOSITION AND instantiate OTHER ORDERS.

She’s CURRENTLY COMPLETING A PHD at the University of California. Her project, Platformation: A PRIMER & PARABLE, REframes henry ford as a Speculative designer and platform logician, storying the strange loops within technical, management, and social ecosystems. she explores how industrial platform precursors inflect today’s self-driving trajectories and platform mobilities.

NEXT
THE FORDIAN SLIP: FROM PLANT TO PLANETATION (essay) FALL 2019
CITIES WITHOUT (conference) HAMBURG 2019
NEO-RURAL FUTURES (conference) ROME 2019
WASH, MIAMI (video) FALL 2019
DRIVING STIMULATOR (installation) CALIT2 SAN DIEGO, SPRING 2020


FOUNDING DIRECTION
* RADIOEE.NET NOMADIC ONLINE TRANSLINGUAL RADIO *
COMMON FIELD A NETWORK OF ALTERNATIVE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, USA
PROVISIONS SOCIAL CHANGE RESEARCH RESIDENCIES, WASHINGTON DC
KULTURPARK ACTIVATIONS OF AN ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARK, BERLIN
ELSEWHERE A LIVING MUSEUM FROM A THRIFT STORE, GREENSBORO NC


CURATION

DESIGN FORWARD DESIGN LAB SAN DIEGO
NEAR FUTURES 5x5 FESTIVAL, WASHINGTON DC
ARGO ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNALE
TRANSMISSAO FORDLANDIA APEX ART NYC + AMAZONIA BRAZIL
AUTOPILOTO MONTALVO ART CENTER SAN JOSE
AGUAS ALTAS MIAMI-DADE DEPT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
CICLO MIAMI UNDERLINE
SOLARIO POLLOCK GALLERY DALLAS
THE CASE FOR SPACE WASHINGTON DC
COPY RIGHTS, WASHINGTON DC
REPUBLIC, WASHINGTON DC
PARKS & PASSAGES, DUPONT UNDERGROUND + GOETHE INSTITUTE DC CROSSWALKS, HIGH DESERT TEST SITES
L’ESPRIT DE CORPS, HEADLANDS ART CENTER


TEXTS
ARTIST HOUSING GUIDELINES, CITY OF BOSTON (FORTHCOMING)
ELSEWHERE THE STORYBOOK, ON DEMAND
ON SURPLUS, CABINET MAGAZINE
TOWARDS A COMMONS, TERREMOTO MAGAZINE
STRAGEDY OF THE MASTER, SPINELLO PROJECTS
MANUAL FOR URBAN PROJECTION, GREEN LANTERN PRESS
RURAL ARTS SEMINAR REPORT, FIELD JOURNAL
EQUIPO, FANFARE MAGAZINE
SLAUGHTER, UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY UC SAN DIEGO


COLLABORATION / CONSULTATION
D:GP DESIGN + GEOPOLITICS W / BENJAMIN BRATTON, SAN DIEGO
UC SAN DIEGO DESIGN LAB W / DON NORMAN, SAN DIEGO
UCSD CROSS-BORDER INITIATIVE W/ TEDDY CRUZ, SAN DIEGO
MIT MEDIA LAB CITY SCIENCE, BOSTON
IAVC / VISUAL CULTURE W/ MARQUARD SMITH, LONDON
STARLIGHT THEATER SAN DIEGO
MATERIALS & APPLICATIONS LOS ANGELES
COMPTON TOD PLAN / SOM ARCHITECTS LOS ANGELES
HYUNDAI MOTORS, LOS ANGELES + SEOUL
SAP DESIGN, PALO ALTO
PLANT4TMRW, FT LAUDERDALE
AVON CINEMA, PROVIDENCE

SELECT LECTURES
STRELKA INSTITUTE NEW NORMAL, MOSCOW
MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON
WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT, MONTREAL
NEON FOUNDATION, ATHENS
DUKE UNIVERSITY
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
CCA, SAN FRANCISCO
BAUHAUS UNIVERSITY, WEIMAR


SUPPORT
THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION
KRESGE FOUNDATION
ARTMATTERS INC.
NC ARTS COUNCIL
BUDDY TAUB FOUNDATION
UCSD INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
ICANN US STATE DEPARTMENT


EDUCATION
PHD CANDIDATE, ART + DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
MA LITERATURE, DUKE UNIVERSITY
BA LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA