Event Design Talks

June 11, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Austin Central Library
710 W Cesar Chavez St Gallery (second floor)
78701 Austin
Phone: 5124524332


Design Talks comprises Five Chapter Programs each year. In 2019, these luncheons will be held at Austin Central Library, Second Floor Gallery Space, 710 W Cesar Chavez St., from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

The June speaker will be Zoë Ryan, the John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. A curator and author, her projects focus on exploring the impact of architecture and design on society. She is currently organizing In a Cloud, In a Wall, In a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury, to open in September 2019. Her recent projects include Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute, a major new installation of the modern and contemporary architecture and design collections, and As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History, the first publication to explore in depth the important role that exhibitions have played in the history of these fields of practice.

Her past exhibitions include: Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye (2015), Fashioning the Object: Bless, Boudicca, and Sandra Backlund (2012), and Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention (2011). In 2014, she was the curator of the second Istanbul Design Biennial, The Future Is Not What It Used To Be. Ryan has taught graduate seminars on design history and theory at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Design Trust International Advisory Council, Hong Kong.

Zoë's talk is titled "Taking Positions: Making Exhibitions of Architecture and Design"

Design Talks offer 1 LU of continuing education credit for registered attendees (sign-in at event required).

Advance tickets are:

  • $30 Early-bird pricing for Architect and Allied Members
  • $15 Early-bird pricing for Associate Members and students
  • $40 for non-members

Prices at the door will be:

  • $40 for Architect and Allied Members
  • $20 for Associate Members and students