Rhode Island School of Design Assistatnt Professor Matthew Bird presented the lecture "Wheels and Heels: Matchbox cars, Barbie Dolls, and what they can teach us about design" at MECA&D.  Matthew spent the last 25 years working in different parts of the art, design, and gift professions.  Trained as an Industrial Designer and metalsmith, his product design company distributes his designs to gift stores, museum stores, galleries and catalogs throughout the world. Hosted by MECA&D's Textile & Fashion Design Department.