Watch: Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020
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Watch: Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020

Note: if you’d like to read the chat Q&A with the speaker from the live event, please watch this video on YouTube and remember to activate the chat replay.

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, for his contribution to the Walker’s Insights Design Lecture series. Focusing on the ethics of design, this vital lecture began by tackling the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe, and from there dove 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.”

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