– the Design in Dialogue Holiday edition! With Sarah Archer, Philadelphia-based design writer, and author of the book Midcentury Christmas. We took a seasonal trip back to the 1950 and 60s, and discussing the surprising connections between Christmas, modern industry, and postwar politics. Archer also discussed her other work as an independent critic and historian, including investigations into such topics as modernist kitchens and Japanese cat culture.
Watch the conversation here:
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 every Wednesdays for 1 hour, beginning at 11am Eastern 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.