DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 14. Stephen Burks
Friedman Benda continues Design in Dialogue, a series of online interviews hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson. Join leading voices from the field—designers, makers, critics, and curators—as they discuss their work and ideas. Conversations are held on Zoom for 45 minutes + 15 minutes participatory Q&A, beginning at 11am Eastern Standard Time.
Today at 11:00am EDT, Stephen Burks will speak about his globe-spanning and pluralistic design practice, which often involves intensive collaboration with traditional artisans. Burks will also preview a new collaboration with the Crafts Program at Berea College, which reflects the ethnic diversity of Appalachia.
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Future guests include:
Wednesday, May 13th: Jeanne Greenberg, founder and owner of the gallery Salon94, will share stories and insights about her progressive approach—which moves with unique fluidity across the disciplines of art and design—and the challenges and opportunities of the present moment. RSVP here.
Friday, May 15th: Darrin Alfred (Denver Art Museum), Monica Obniski (High Museum of Art), and Bobbye Tigerman (LACMA) will join us for a conversation about curatorial collaboration, focusing on the exhibitions Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America and Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980. RSVP here.
Monday, May 18th: Adam Silverman, a ceramic artist whose work marries architectonic structure to mercurial surfaces, will offer insights into his new project Common Ground: which explores how deeply-considered objects can serve to bind people together.
Wednesday, May 20th: Alexandra Lange, leading architectural critic, will share her thoughts on the pandemic’s impact on the built environment – drawing lessons, in part, from her recently published book The Design of Childhood.
Friday, May 22nd: Aric Chen, globetrotting citizen of the design world, will talk about his wide-ranging projects including building the collection at the Hong Kong museum M+, and his role as curatorial director of Design Miami/.
More guests to come as we are currently building a program that will hopefully be as engaging to the audience as it is exciting for us. Post quarantine the gallery will continue the Design in Dialogue platform. We will post updates for this series on Instagram @friedman_benda. Join us and help keep the design conversation going.