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Interdisciplinary artist Amy Franceschini to lecture March 6

Amy Franceschini is a professor of art and architecture at the University of San Francisco.

Ideas for Creative Exploration will host artist, educator and award-winning Web designer Amy Franceschini on March 6 at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Miller Learning Center.

Franceschini will deliver the lecture “Art is a Verb,” which focuses on her recent work with sustainable energy, urban food production and dialogues between artists and scientists.

She is the founder of Futurefarmers, a critically acclaimed group of artists and designers who have worked together since 1995. Their innovative studio produces art projects, design for print and interactive websites, workshops and research that explores social, cultural and environmental systems. Futurefarmers hosts artists from around the world in residency programs that offer a platform for collaboration and research.

Franceschini and Futurefarmers have been featured in exhibitions at institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. Their clients include Adobe, Swatch, Hewlett Packard, Levi’s, Nike, LucasFilm Ltd., Dreamworks, the New York Times, PBS and Wired Magazine. They received a Webby Award in art and design and, in 2007, created the Twitter logo.

In addition to the lecture on March 6, Franceschini will participate in a public conversation about art and community on March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in room S150 of the art school.