Friedman Benda presents Design in Dialogue Episode 21: Joris Laarman

DESIGN IN DIALOGUE – Episode 21: Joris Laarman

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, Joris Laarman is at the forefront of design thinking and making, one of the world’s great innovators. We will explore his many technological, aesthetic and conceptual breakthroughs, always located at the intersection of past, present and future.

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Future guests include:

Friday, May 29: Cindi Strauss, Curator for Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will talk about her role in building the museum’s world-class design collection, which will be featured in a new suite of galleries currently in development. RSVP here.

Monday, June 1: Deyan Sudjic, formerly the director of the Design Museum, London, will offer a set of critical reflections about contemporary practice, framing his remarks in relation to the opposing legacies of William Morris and Raymond Loewy.

Wednesday, June 3: Daniel Arsham, a contemporary artist based in New York, whose multidisciplinary practice embraces painting, sculpture, and object design, will speak about his investigations of built form, often introducing temporal narratives of transience or dissolution – making architecture “do things it is not supposed to do.”

Friday, June 5: Mariana Pestana, an architect and independent curator based in Portugal, will speak about past and future projects, including her work within the collective The Decorators and plans for the forthcoming Istanbul Design Biennial.

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.


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