Design-Specific: Lectures by Leaders in Design

DESIGN -SPECIFIC: Lectures by Leaders in Design

Architect, curator, graphic designer – three powerful people who profoundly influence our appreciation of contemporary design.
Toshiko Mori, Architect
Inspired by Ed and Mary
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm
Mori’s architectural designs integrate historical context, ecologically sensitive siting strategies, and the innovative use and technological invention of materials. Her clever renovations of iconic modernist homes maintain the integrity of the original design while updating and preserving aging structures.
Paola Antonelli, Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA
The New Frontiers of Design
Thursday, May 21, 7:00 pm
As a writer and curator, Antonelli’s work investigates design’s influence on our everyday experience, from objects as prosaic as the paperclip to the complex and constantly changing relationship of design and technology. Antonelli is the Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture & Design, and the founding Director of Research & Development at MoMA.
Ivan Chermayeff, Graphic Designer
Thoughts on Design
Thursday, June 4, 7:00 pm
Chermayeff created iconic images for hundreds of clients, including NBC, PBS, and the Smithsonian. Creator of the emblematic KMA logo, Chermayeff’s designs have received nearly every award bestowed by the profession, including the Smithsonian’s National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Industrial Art Medal from the American Institute of Architects.
Tickets $15 members. $20 non-members, $10 students with ID
Support for Design-Specific: Lectures by Leaders in Design is generously provided by Pat and Nick Ohnell.