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 37: Lidewij Edelkoort