A lot happening at the Cooper-Hewitt these days, with the big conference coming up tomorrow (Core77 will be live streaming it all day here) and the Triennial humming along. The second in the series of Bill's Talks is coming up next week, featuring one of the wisest, most beloved design writers and thinkers of all time, Ralph Caplan. (Winner of this year's National Design Award for Design Mind.) Core77 was proud to do a "double feature" on the reissue of Ralph's seminal book, By Design several years ago, but next week is your chance to see Ralph live. Here's from the release:
BILL'S DESIGN TALKS
A new series of design conversations with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Director Bill Moggridge
Design Trajectory with Ralph Caplan
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
The design process has moved from just forming objects to addressing the situations in which objects are used. That's a major theme in Ralph Caplan's seminal book By Design, expressed in the book's subtitle: "Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors of the Hotel Louis IV and Other Object Lessons." This year Ralph Caplan is honored with the National Design Mind Award for his contributions to design research and scholarship.
Caplan will offer his take on the Cooper-Hewitt's role in shaping the understanding and presentation of design from its opening exhibition in 1976, Man TRANSforms, to the current exhibition Why Design Now? His presentation will be followed by a discussion with Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge.
Galleries open from 5:30 - 6:30pm before the program.
$15 / $10 members, students and seniors.
Register online HERE
See you there!