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Lecture: A Preview of the Future . . .

November 17, 2014
The Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago
Free, but registration is required

Under the overarching title, The Future Is Not What It Used to Be, the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial explores the potential of the design manifesto to envision and interrogate the future today. In our contemporary context of rapid social and political change, how might design manifestos address larger issues while remaining grounded in everyday life? Could the manifesto move beyond its Western origins and incorporate ideas from across cultures? Are new forms of media generating new forms of manifestos?

Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago and curator of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, will discuss these questions posed by the biennial, on view through December 14, 2014.

Admission for the lecture is free, but registration is required.

This talk is presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.