Ellen Lupton, “Design Fictions” (THURSDAY)


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 of design practice. She will draw examples from her work as Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City, as well as from her projects as an author and educator at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

Ellen Lupton is a designer, writer, curator, and educator. Recent projects at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum include “Graphic Design—Now in Production,” an exhibition on national tour through 2014, co-organized with the Walker Art Center. As director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA, Lupton has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with TypeGraphic Design Thinking, and Graphic Design: The New Basics.

Each lecture is followed by a lively Q&A session and refreshments in the D-Crit Reading Room. Thanks to the support of our partner, Mailchimp, lectures are free and open to the public, but you do need to register to reserve your space.

Event Information

When: 27 Mar 2014, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: SVA MFA Design Criticism Department, 136 West 21 Street, Second Floor
Price: Free (registration is required)

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