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Design Exchange Panel


As residents of informal settlements collaborate more and more with designers, governments, and organizations, truly innovative solutions and ideas are emerging. This panel featuring exhibition participants will discuss what they are doing to meet the demands of growing urban populations and new economies. Panelists include representatives from: - Shack/Slum Dwellers International - Design With Africa initiative - University of Buenos Aires - WASSUP (Water, Amenities and Sanitation Services Upgrade Project)
Design with the Other 90% Cities, Exhibition, UN, United Nations, collaboration, panel discussion, Shack/Slum Dwellers International, Design With Africa initiative, University of Buenos Aires, WASSUP, Water Amenities and Sanitation Services Upgrade Project, panelists, panel, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: A Tribute to Eva Zeisel


Eva Zeisel was an industrial designer, ceramic artist, writer, and force of nature. During her extraordinary career, which spanned nine decades, she produced highly recognizable domestic items that changed the way Americans set their tables and furnished their homes. Zeisel was widely regarded as a master of modern design, creating objects that were beautiful as well as useful. She often said that her work was the "playful search for beauty."
Eva Zeisel, Industrial Designer, Ceramic Artist, Playful Search for Beauty, ceramics, pottery, Tribute, Jed Perl, James Klein, David Reid, bills design talks, panel, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: Robert Wong, Google CreativeLab


Robert Wong talks about his work and life as Chief Creative Officer of Google CreativeLab in New York. Originally from Hong Kong, he lived in the Netherlands, learned to be an accountant in Canada, and suddenly converted to graphic design. From that moment forward, his influence on design and media has been profound. Featured projects: 
Robert Wong, Google CreativeLab, graphic design, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: Helen Walters, with Fiona Morrisson and Beth Viner


Helen Walters is a writer, editor, and researcher at Doblin, whose writing has garnered her a loyal following on and offline. She writes about creativity and design for numerous publications and is a contributing editor at Creative Review magazine. Her blog, Thought You Should See This, gathers "stories, moments, and ideas of interest from within the world of innovation and design." In addition to her writing, Helen speaks about the business of design at conferences around the world.
Helen Walters, Writer/Editor, Thought You Should See This blog, Doblin, Fiona Morrison, Beth Viner, bills design talks, panel, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: Emily Oberman


Emily Oberman started the design studio, Number Seventeen, in 1993 with Bonnie Siegler and developed a flourishing practice working in print, television, and online media. Emily believes that the idea is the most important part of the design process, but also adds her unique blend of creative design and inventive panache. Join Emily and Cooper-Hewitt's Director, Bill Moggridge, as they discuss Emily's work and life as a designer and her decision to join Pentagram.
Emily Oberman, Designer, Number 17, Pentagram, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: Annabelle Selldorf


Annabelle Selldorf established her practice in New York in 1988, and has acquired an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context, thoughtful in execution, and timeless. Her designs garner high praise for their subtlety and melding of Modernism with exquisite—but not precious—detail. Her current project, the Sunset Park Material Recycling Facility, is eagerly anticipated by critics and community members alike.
Annabelle Selldorf, architect, Gallery and Exhibition spaces, Neue Galerie, Sunset Park Recycling Facility, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: Scott Wilson


Museum director, Bill Moggridge, in conversation with industrial designer, Scott Wilson.
Scott Wilson, Industrial Designer, Industrial Design, MINIMAL, bills design talks, Chicago, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: Walter Hood


Walter Hood, a landscape architect, professor, and author, has been praised as a "community whisperer, creating spaces that have elements the residents want before they even know it." His inclusive and innovative designs transform overlooked sites like street corners and highway underpasses into vital gathering spaces. Hs approach puts community members at the center of the design process, instead of treating them as an afterthought.
walter hood, architect, landscape architecture, landscape, greene space, wnyc, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Tonight: Bill's Design Talk with Michael Graves


Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and recipient of the American Academy in Rome’s prestigious Prix de Rome to his distinguished academic career at Princeton University
Michael Graves, architect, princeton, Prix de Rome, interiors, graphic design, product design, bills design talks, talk, public program

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