Alicia Yin Cheng & David Gessner

November 1, 2020


They are the physical representations of our Democracy, the most potent of all sheets of paper. Voting ballots have evolved in many forms over the last two hundred years, and their design and content teach us a lot about the politics of those times. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ALICIA YIN CHENG. She is a founding partner of MGMT. design in Brooklyn, New York. She also serves as an external critic for the MFA program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her new book is a collection of the “most fugitive of ephemera”, the voting ballot: THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKED LIKE: A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE PRINTED BALLOT.


Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer DAVID GESSNER. He is a professor and department chair at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he founded the award-winning literary journal Ecotone. Tonight we talk about his new book LEAVE IT AS IT IS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S AMERICAN WILDERNESS.

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