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9/22/2022 Fall ’22 Designer in Residence: Karen Proctor, Improv Lab

Tara Maurice

Student Work Spotlight: PRETTY/UGLY

Fashion, Waste, and Consumption… it’s PRETTY/UGLY. Pretty/Ugly is an in-progress graduate thesis by Tara Maurice (‘20) and Caroline Zhang (‘20) exploring the discomfort and disconnect between the reasons we love fashion and it’s oversized negative impacts on the environment. The aim is to transform the anxiety that creative professionals feel about the impacts of their…

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PRETTY/UGLY

PRETTY/UGLY Tianyue Zhang & Tara Maurice PRETTY/UGLY is radically rethinking sustainability through content creation, live events, and strategic collaborations in work that communicates the interdependence of man and nature. With a sense of urgency and possibility, PRETTY/UGLY’s work makes clear: “there is no garbage in nature.”

Tara Maurice

Tara Maurice was born in Canada, raised in Southern California, and is now living, working and raising a family in NYC. She is an amalgam of this unique triangle that connects time and geography. Trained and working professionally as a designer, Tara comes to the DSI with the intent to apply design thinking in service of…

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