PJ Carlino is a designer, design educator and design historian. His work decodes the history embedded in industrially produced products with a particular focus on the vernacular object and the intersection of production and consumption. His dissertation, Docile by design: Commercial Furniture and the Education of American bodies, 1840-1920 investigates how manufacturers instrumentalized commercial furniture intended to teach postures, behaviors, and interactions suited to competencies expected of occupants as compliant citizens and industrious workers.
The courses he has taught include: MFA Industrial Design Thesis, History of Design 1850-Present, Undergraduate Product Design Capstone Studio, Prototyping, Technical Drawing and Rendering, Materials and Manufacturing methods, Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing and Watercolor Techniques. He has been active in design pedagogy and design school administration at several institutions.
PhD candidate at Boston University in American and New England Studies
MA, History of Design
BFA, Product Design
BA in Chemistry
Vernacular Architecture Forum
American Studies Association
Decorative Arts Trust
Design History Society
Industrial Design Society of America
"UNIVERSITY OF DESIGN, TO WHAT DEGREE?" co author with Rama Chorpash and Patricia Beirne, IDSA Education Symposium 2012
design history,fabrication,materials,product design,sustainable design,American Hisotry, industrialization
Design Studio 4 (Spring 2020)