Guest Speaker: Allan Chochinov, School of Visual Arts (10/5/16)

  “Killing the Cat:  Challenging the Power, the Purview, and the Limits of Design” The power of design to create meaningful change is on its way to matching the power of […]

 

“Killing the Cat: 

Challenging the Power, the Purview,

and the Limits of Design”

The power of design to create meaningful change is on its way to matching the power of design to move markets. But what about the areas where design might fear to tread, or “has no business” inserting itself? This lecture will look at design at the margins—highlighting product, interactive, and systems design projects that are daring, maybe objectionable, perhaps even “illegitimate”— in order to find out what might be just inside, or just outside, the reasonable limits of design and innovation.

When: October 5, 2016 at 5:00PM

Where: Lulu Childer Hall Smart Room 2022

What: Special Guest & Speaker


 

Allan Chochinov is the Chair of the new, multi-disciplinary MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a partner of Core77, the design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts since 1995. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a speaker and guest critic at various schools in including Yale University, Columbia School of Business, RMIT, IIT and Carnegie Mellon. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to SVA and Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. (Projects included work for Herman Miller, Johnson & Johnson, Federal Express, Kodak, A.C. Nielsen, Oral-B, Crunch Fitness and others.) He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, The One Club, I.D. Magazine, and Communication Arts. He has served on the boards of the AIGA, Designers Accord, Design Ignites Change, and DesigNYC, and has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level since 1995.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:00pm in LVCH – 2022