Anna Buckner & Nida Abdullah

We are Nida Abdullah and Anna Buckner, both educators in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Michigan State University. Nida is a designer and design-researcher as well as a design-educator. Anna is an interdisciplinary artist, working in-between painting, piecework and installation, a co-founder of the contemporary art blog, Command Zine and a foundations educator. Through both her practiced based and research based work, Nida has developed an interest in ad-hoc and improvisational approaches as a model for design practice and design pedagogy. Currently, she is focusing on circumstances or situations which invite and harness uncertainty in the studio environment. Anna has a research interest in the use of materials as a vehicle for developing content within an interdisciplinary studio practice.