1. Project Projects, “As of 10.15.12″


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    Adam Michaels, Prem Krishnamurthy, and Rob Giampietro will speak about their multidisciplinary practice at design studio Project Projects. With a conceptual and critical approach to visual form, the…

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    • Kurt Andersen, “Why Spy”


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      Of the satirical 1980s magazine Spy, Dave Eggers has observed, “It might have remade New York’s cultural landscape; it definitely changed the whole tone of magazine journalism. It was…

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      • James Goggin, “Theory and Practise and Time and Place”


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        The word “practise” in its British spelling, represents a deliberately ambiguous yet important duality: the intention for a graphic design office to operate equally as a useful service…

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        • Rick Poynor, “Dom Sylvester Houédard: Letters in Space”


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          In the mid-1960s, concrete poetry was an international art world phenomenon and Dom Sylvester Houédard—Benedictine monk, religious scholar, creator of “typestracts” and a…

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          • Vishaan Chakrabarti, “A Country of Cities”


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            The architect and urban planner Vishaan Chakrabarti believes that greater urban density is key to solving many of the country’s challenges. In this lecture, drawn from his recently published…

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            • Rick Poynor, “Writing with Pictures”


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              Rick Poynor, the British critic, writes about images, and selects and edits them for magazines, books, exhibitions, and his blog at Design Observer. He is also increasingly preoccupied, as a photographer,…

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              • Robert Krulwich, “Hard Stories Told Easily”


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                There are ways, lots of ways, to take technically complex stories and tell them to a lay audience — not dumbing them down, not ignoring the hard parts, but making them compelling, even fun.…

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                • Ian Frazier, “The End of Writing, and What to Do After”


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                  The New Yorker staff writer and author Ian Frazier will reflect on his 42-year career as a writer and the uncertain nature of that pursuit, in light of current developments. He will read selections…

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                  • Nicholas de Monchaux, “Fashioning Apollo”


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                    When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969, they wore 21-layer, fabric-and-latex spacesuits crafted by seamstresses from the assembly line of Playtex, maker…

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                    • Glen Cummings, “Negotiating Urban Nature”


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                      Glen Cummings, designer and partner at MTWTF, presents recent collaborative engagements with urban nature through the ongoing Safari 7 project (iterations launching in Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Shenzhen…

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