Monday, March 31, 2014

Victor Margolin at DIT, 6.00pm, Wednesday 9 April 2014

public lecture series 2013-14

Victor Margolin
Design and the Risk of Change

6pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Lecture Room G6, School of Art Design and Printing
Dublin Institute of Technology, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

The biggest risk we face is the risk to change the world for the better so that the problems that normally face us, such as climate change and poverty, do not have the same influence on our lives. This lecture will address the risk of creating a new culture of sustainability, where we can live closer to ecological principles and the ideals of social justice. The lecture deals with task designers face in deciding what kind of world they want to help bring about and then how they can cooperate to make the one in which we currently live more resilient.

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. Professor Margolin has published widely on diverse design topics and lectured at conferences, universities, and art schools in many parts of the world. Books that he has written, edited, or co-edited include Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion, WW II, The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitsky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1936, Design Discourse, Discovering Design, The Idea of Design, The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies, and Culture is Everywhere: The Museum of Corn-temporary Art. He is currently working on a World History of Design, to be published by Bloomsbury. The first two of three volumes are scheduled for publication in December 2014.

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