Andrew Blauvelt (USA)
Andrew Blauvelt is Curator of Architecture and Design at the Walker Art Center, organizing major exhibitions and lecture programs on architectural, graphic, landscape, and product design. A graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Blauvelt is the recipient of numerous design awards and has been exhibited and published in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He writes about design and culture and is a contributing writer for the blog DesignObserver.com.
On Relational Design
This talk will look at how themes such as the birth of the user, the democratization of design, the rise of open systems, the preoccupation with context, the power of many, and the rise of the social have conspired to create a paradigm shift in how designers design today. Such designs explore the contingent situation, are highly conditional, embrace open-ended processes, and seek relational connections: all of which extend beyond the artifact culture of modern design.
A-Z lectures take place on Tuesday at Zebrazaal at Z33.
Entrance is free, but registration is required.
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