Pratt Institute’s Communications Design programs will present their spring 2012 design lecture series from Monday, January 30, through Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Institute’s Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses. The series will feature talks by writer and design producer John Thackara, director and designer Karin Fong, and graphic designer Khoi Vinh. The lectures are free and open to the public; however, seating priority will be given to current students with Pratt identification.
Writer, speaker, design producer, and director of the weblog Doors of Perception, John Thackara will deliver a lecture on Monday, January 30 at 6 PM in Higgins Hall Auditorium at 61 St. James Place in Brooklyn. Thackara writes for Design Observer, and is the author of 12 books, including In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World (The MIT Press, 2005) and Wouldn’t It Be Great If (Design Council, 2007).
Director and designer Karin Fong will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, January 21 at 6 PM at Pratt Manhattan at 144 West 14th Street, Room 213. Fong is one of the founding members of Imaginary Forces, a creative studio and production company. A graduate of Yale, Fong’s work has been featured at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Artists Space, the Walker Art Center, and in numerous publications.
Graphic designer and blogger Khoi Vinh will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, March 27 at 6 PM at Pratt Manhattan at 144 West 14th Street, Room 213. Named one of the “The 50 Most Influential Designers in America” in September 2011 by Fast Company, Vinh is former design director for The New York Times. He is the co-founder and CEO of Lascaux Co., makers of Mixel for iPad, the world’s first social collage app.
Past Communications Design lecturers have included LAB at Rockwell Group, Michael Bierut, Bruce Mau, Brian Collins, Ellen Lupton, Michael Rock, Experimental Jetset, Rick Valiventi, Paul Sahre, and Luke Hayman. For more information on the series, and for information on the spring 2012 lecturers, please click here.

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