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Get Your Ruth On! Electrifying Dissent Collars

  • Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)
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Join us at the design bar to explore graphic design, circuitry, and craftivism while creating a dissent collar. Popularized by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,  dissent collars with her robes on days when she cannot verbally express her disagreement with court majority decisions. We'll kick off this workshop by admiring the dissent collars made by Roxana Alger Geffen on view in our Making Change exhibition, 

Dissent collars, popularized by the notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg), proclaim her dissenting opinion on supreme court majority decisions. After taking inspiration from dissent collars the dissent collars made by Roxana Alger Geffen on view in our Making Change exhibition, we’ll be creating our own. The material? Transcripts of supreme court decisions, of course!

We'll craft our paper collars and then use innovative materials like conductive paint & LED lights to to make them sparkle and glow. 

Bring your curious mind and we’ll provide everything you need to experiment with creating your own electrifying dissent collar. 

Appropriate for ages 18+. 

Participation and Materials Fee: $40 for non-members, $35 for MODA members. This fee covers everything you need to create and bring home your own dissent collar: supreme court rulings, collar backing felt, clasps, conductive paint, coin cell batteries, and LEDs. It also includes admission to MODA’s current exhibition, Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Jess Lewis

Jessica joined MODA as a Public Programming Designer in June 2017 after working professionally as a user experience designer in Atlanta and completing degrees in Digital Media from GA Tech and Literature from UNCA. With on-the-ground experience running projects, conducting action research, designing experiences, and facilitating design thinking workshops with myriad stakeholders, she’s excited to bring a large participatory design toolset to MODA. 

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per class. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.