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Episode 38: Ini Archibong July 10, 2020...

Episode 38: Ini Archibong

July 10, 2020

Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson and designer Stephen Burks. Conversations are held on Zoom for 1 hour, beginning at 11am Eastern Standard Time, including a participatory Q&A. Please join leading voices from the field — designers, makers, critics, and curators — as they discuss their work and ideas. 


July 10: Based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Nigerian-American designer Ini Archibong has developed a diverse portfolio of furniture, timepieces, and editioned objects. His practice draws from popular musical references, spiritual traditions, and arts of performance. Hosted by Stephen Burks, our conversation will trace his arc from business studies to design practice and the hybrid output of his studio.  RSVP here


Future guests will include:

July 13: Joseph Walsh has established his prolific and inventive design studio in an unusually rustic place: his family’s farm in County Cork, Ireland. Walsh will reflect on the experience of building his creative team there, and the ideas behind his beguilingly elaborate and beautifully engineered furniture.  RSVP here


July 15: Berlin-based impresario Matylda Krzykowski is reinventing the very foundations of design curation. Her transdisciplinary, geographically mobile practice includes installations, choreography, TV game shows, theater and many other experimental formats, always undertaken with an eye toward progressive ethics.  RSVP here


July 17: Conceived as a project exploring design as social practice, Deem's first issue, Designing For Dignity, reads like a manifesto on the future through the lenses of empathy, collective consciousness, and collaboration. Stephen Burks will be in dialogue with two of Deem Journal's three founders, Marquise Stillwell and Nu Goteh, to better understand their ambitious goals: to share design practices with the world that are part of the social revolution happening all around us.  RSVP here


To watch past episode recordings, please click the caption of each episode, or access the recordings from the links below or our YouTube channel:

Episode 1: Misha Kahn

Episode 2: Chris Schanck

Episode 3: Zoë Ryan

Episode 4: Faye Toogood

Episode 6: Najla El Zein

Episode 7: OrtaMiklos

Episode 8: Ron Arad

Episode 9: Libby Sellers

Episode 10: Alexandra Cunningham Cameron

Episode 11: James Wines

Episode 12: Alice Stori Liechtenstein & Marlène Huissoud

Episode 13: Sarah Schleuning

Episode 14: Stephen Burks

Episode 15: Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

Episode 16: Monica Obniski, Darrin Alfred, Bobbye Tigerman

Episode 17: Adam Silverman

Episode 18: Alexandra Lange

Episode 19: Aric Chen

Episode 20: Joris Laarman

Episode 21: Cindi Strauss

Episode 22: Deyan Sudjic

Episode 23: Ini Archibong

Episode 24: Mark McDonald

Episode 25: Gaetano Pesce

Episode 26: Leo Warner, 59 Productions

Episode 27: Kate Wagner

Episode 28: Marianne Goebl

Episode 29: Mariana Pestana

Episode 30: Renny Ramakers

Episode 31: Rosanne Somerson

Episode 32: Craig Wilkins

Episode 33: Zhu Pei

Episode 34: Michael Anastassiades

Episode 35: Norman Teague

Episode 36: Gus Casely-Hayford

Episode 37: Lidewij Edelkoort


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