Friday's Dose of Togetherness: "How can I help?" with Dina Kaplan and Mara Holt Skov
Dina will begin the session lead a meditation on giving and receiving - so valuable at this time. Then San Francisco-based professor of design Mara Holt Skov, fresh from adapting her classes to online modes of teaching, will talk about the question “How can I help?” As we face these times of great challenge and uncertainty, we will see that every single person is in a position to help in some way.
Dina Kaplan is Founder of The Path, which teaches meditation for the modern mind. The Path has taught thousands of people to meditate around the world and at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, TEDx Athens, Dialog and more.
Dina is a certified meditation teacher and has led meditations around the world at conferences, for large and small groups, brands and individuals in Japan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, across the U.S. and elsewhere in Asia and Europe. She has studied and practiced dozens of meditation techniques, including Vipassana, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Vedic (or “mantra”) meditation, loving-kindness or (“metta”) meditation and more.
Mara Holt Skov is an art and design historian, curator, author and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts where she teaches design history, culture and context courses to graduates and undergraduates. She tracks rising macrotrends across all creative disciplines and champions design for overlooked human needs, especially aging and death. She has authored The Impermanence of Things (2019), co-authored Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects (2008) and Blobjects & Beyond: The New Fluidity in Design (2005), contributed essays to Object Focus: The Bowl at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland (2013), Heath Ceramics: The Complexity of Simplicity (2006), Selections: The Permanent Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art (2004) and has written articles for ARTNews, I.D. Magazine and Art & Antiques.