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Design in Dialogue

April 1 - August 31, 2020

Friedman Benda, New York, NY

Episode 47: Dakin Hart August 5, 2020...

Episode 47: Dakin Hart

August 5, 2020

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:

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

Episode 38: Ini Archibong

Episode 39: Joseph Walsh

Episode 40: Matylda Krzykowski

Episode 41: Marquise Stillwell and Nu Goteh

Episode 42: Duke of Devonshire

Episode 43: Amale Andraos

Episode 44: Iris van Herpen

Episode 45: Daniel Arsham

Episode 46: Patricia Urquiola


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