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DISEÑO | Tara Rodríguez Besosa, El Departamento de la Comida
For 10 years, El Departamento de la Comida (El Depa) has supported sustainable, socially responsible local agriculture in Puerto Rico. In this lecture, designer, farmer, and activist Tara Rodríguez Besosa will discuss the design strategies that have enabled El Depa to flourish as a queer, grassroots sustainable food project. This lecture is recommended for college students, educators, nonprofit...
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Diseño Lecture: Architectural Innovations with Ronald Rael
Ronald Rael joined us for our Diseño Lecture series to talk about his work with architectural design firm Rael San Fratello and Emerging Objects. He is a researcher, design activist, author, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture. Following the lecture was a discussion with Patricio del Real, Assistant Professor...
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DISEÑO | The Possibility of the Inevitable with Fernando Mastrangelo
An evening of conversation with New York based designer Fernando Mastrangelo
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DISEÑO | Natural wonders: Jewelry Designer Daniela Villegas
Celebrated jewelry designer Daniela Villegas discusses her inspiration and work.
DISEÑO | Edmundo Castillo on Shoe Design
Shoe designer Edmundo Castillo, Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Aquatalia, on his influences and process, followed by a discussion with W Magazine Digital Features Director, Erik Maza. Prior to joining Aquatalia, Edmundo Castillo worked alongside industry icons Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Sergio Rossi before launching his eponymous collection in 1999. He has...
Diseño | Emiliano Godoy & Rodrigo Corral
An evening with acclaimed designers Emiliano Godoy and Rodrigo Corral hosted by Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt. About the designers Born in Mexico City, Emiliano Godoy develops processes that rely on skilled labor and utilize local materials. Godoy’s product designs, such as the Pedro and Pablo Pair of Bowls, 2012...
DISEÑO | Architecture
Live from El Teatro de El Museo del Barrio. Lively panel discussion on contemporary architecture. Leaders in the field, Diana Agrest of Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects, Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and Mónica Ponce de León of MPdL Studio, discuss urban development, private and public space, and environmental considerations with architect and moderator Warren James....
DISEÑO | Communication Design
This is the third event in our DISEÑO series, which focuses on design and Latino Identity. Join us for a discussion of communication design, featuring four leaders in the field reflecting on their visual communication practices! Panelists include Armin Vit (UnderConsideration LLC), Gabriela Mirensky (Faculty, SVA, New York and UDEM, Monterrey, Mexico), Rafael Esquer (Alfalfa...