1. Virginia Postrel, "Meaning and Value in Commercial Culture"


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    Meaning is one of the greatest sources of economic value and one of the least respected. Explanations of why people buy things "they don't need" tend to fall back on stories of status…

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    • Murray Moss, “Apples to Oranges: Dialogues between Art and Design in Commerce and Culture”


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      The ghettoization of Art and Design that permeates our cultural institutions, commercial galleries and auction houses, eliminates the possibility of a tertium quid (third thing) which might be greater…

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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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        • Susannah Drake, "Resilient Urban Environments"


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          In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the topics of sea level rise and storm surge have never been so relevant. Susannah Drake, the Principal of dlandstudio, will discuss how landscape architecture and…

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          • Vince Aletti, "Face of Fashion: Fashion Photography, Art Direction, and Magazine Design"


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            Photography critic and curator Vince Aletti will discuss fashion magazines' troubled relationship with reality, and the ways in which, while providing a means of escape, their pages also act…

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            • Ellen Lupton, “Design Fictions”


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              Ellen Lupton keeps telling stories. In this talk, she will tell the stories behind some new and recent projects, and she will explain how the art of narrative has come to dominate her understanding…

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              • 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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                • 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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                  • Amy Ogata, “Design, Creativity and Postwar American Childhood”


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                    In the period after World War II childhood creativity was discussed as an untapped natural resource that could be cultivated and harvested for strategic future gains. It was understood in rosy, nationalistic…

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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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