Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson (Wednesdays) and designer Stephen Burks (Fridays). 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.
Future guests will include:
August 5: Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at the Noguchi Museum, will offer an expert overview of Isamu Noguchi’s wide-ranging activities in design. We will look in detail at several case studies over the course of his career, including his early product and furniture designs, set designs for choreographer Martha Graham, and late works in galvanized steel realized in collaboration with Gemini G.E.L. RSVP here
August 7: Johan Schwind is an industrial designer, programmer, and futurist. His passion for connecting engineering and design to human-friendly technological solutions is at the heart of what he does on a daily basis as design director for Urban X, the groundbreaking BMW start-up incubator in New York City. Johan’s work is extremely hands-on, driven by a passion for intelligent invention, and includes everything from technical research to strategic partnerships to hand building robots for the nearly 60 cohorts he has helped launch over the past three years. In dialogue with Stephen Burks, the conversation will be an overview of this young industrial designer’s past ten years of innovation at the cutting edge of the future’s digital horizon. RSVP here
August 12: Bijoy Jain, founder of the architectural practice Studio Mumbai, will share his philosophy of practice, based in the consideration of local expertise, craft, and patterns of life. We will look at a range of products from the scale of buildings to furniture, which draw creatively on a global palette of forms, materials and skills. 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: