The term ‘public market’ means different things to different people. Regionally, a flea market, fish market, craft market or farmers market might seem synonymous with public market, but in Baltimore, MD, it has a very specific meaning. Public markets are true to their name, more than most. Baltimore public markets, owned by the city, are the oldest continuously operating public market system in the US. A few decades ago the city found the markets floundering and in 1995 they decided to try a new model of management. The city supported the formation of a nonprofit, Baltimore Public Markets Corporation,a not uncommon model in Baltimore, that would be solely tasked with management of the public markets in the public interest.
When something unexpected happens regarding a patient at a hospital, an emergency is called. If the emergency is so severe that the patients life is on the line, this emergency is called a ‘code blue’. A team of experts will be notified and will arrive on the scene to help unit staff to stabilize the patient.
This morning I watched a video published by Al Jazeera about refugees crossing the border from Macedonia to Serbia. The video was filmed as a profile of one woman, Gabriela Andreevska, who is doing what she can to support the thousands of people that come through each day.
This evening the MICA Social Design 2016 cohort has our first class with Myra Margolin on Visualizing Baltimore. A handful of us started early by attending the #freddiegray protest at the Baltimore courthouse this morning as the first hearing was preparing to begin.
It’s a fancy word for ‘welcome to school, here’s some inspiration.’
Open design is a means to producing a better product. It means sharing solutions, process and assets and gathering feedback from fellow designers, the design community and nondesigners alike.
The following is the list of books and readings provided to the MICA Social Design students leading up to the first day.
- Design For The Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change by Victor J. Papanek
In August, I will be leaving my current job to begin coursework to complete my MA in Social Design from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.