Catherine Ince, Anthony Acciavatti, Prem Krishnamurthy & Åbäke
Legacy of an untaught lesson for a Hypothetical Course: the Eameses and Education
Date: Monday 23 November 2015
Venue: Lecture Hall
This discussion about education and the legacy of the Eameses is organised in parallel with "The World of Charles and Ray Eames," an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery from 21 October 2015 - 14 February 2016.
Catherine Ince is a curator at the Barbican Art Gallery. Her recent exhibitions include The World of Charles and Ray Eames (2015), Bauhaus: Art as Life (2012), Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion (2011) and Junya Ishigami’s installation Architecture as Air (2011).
Anthony Acciavatti is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York. An historian of science and technology, as well as an architect, Acciavatti is the author of Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River (2015) and an editor of Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism.
Åbäke is a transdisciplinary studio based in East London since 2000. Assembled in the form of a collective, the 4 graphic designers: Benjamin Reichen, Patrick Lacey, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki focus on the collaborative aspect each project allows. Many aliases, identities and platforms are born from those collaborations, a record label, a publishing house, a school, a museum or a public bath house. There the form follows, always.
Prem Krishnamurthy is a New York-based designer and curator. He is co-founder of the design studio Project Projects, the recipient of the Cooper Hewitt's 2015 National Design Award for Communication Design, as well as the founder and director of the multidisciplinary exhibition space P!.
Image: Rough Sketch for a Sample Lesson for a Hypothetical Course. © Eames Office
If you're interested in this event, the AA Night School is also organising a workshop with Catherine Ince about Charles and Ray Eames titled How to Wrap Five Eggs on Wednesday, 2 December at 7pm.
For more details see: http://nightschool.aaschool.ac.uk/portfolio-item/how-to-wrap-5-eggs/
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.