Online Lecture: Ruben Pater, Untold Stories
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Insights 2020 (Online Event): Ruben Pater, Untold Stories

This lecture will be streamed on March 31st at 7 pm CDT via and on YouTube Live. Audiences are encouraged to be in conversation with the speaker directly during and after the live webcast, either through Twitter (#InsightsDesign and @unlisted_roots ) or on the lecture’s YouTube Live comments section. Join in!

Part of the Insights 2020 Design Lecture Series, this free event will be presented as a webcast and features a never-before-seen prerecorded lecture—shot from Ruben Pater’s studio in Amsterdam and heavily illustrated with images of his work.

Unwilling to regularly tour overseas due to the outsized carbon footprint of global air travel, Ruben Pater originally proposed a pre-recorded talk, a format now more relevant than ever. Focusing on the ethics of design, this vital lecture will begin by tackling the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe, and from there dive into social and political issues such as climate change, surveillance, and affordable housing. Pater is the author of The Politics of Design, a book which deemed “[…] the kind of literature that should be handed out to all students on their first days at art school, along with all the Albers, Berger, Benjamin, and Sontag that form the backbone of the design curriculum—an up-to-date assessment of the landscape through which all modern visual practitioners must navigate.”

Copresented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota.

Following the live webcast, this event will be archived at where you can find over 60 past Insights design talks.

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