Design Talks

Program 2018

Program 2018

The 2018 edition of the DesignTalks, the public lecture series promoted every year by SPD, brings together voices from different professional fields and covers a wide range of contemporary subjects. The programme features stories, ideas and insights from Studio FLUDD, Mauro Porcini, Clara von Zweigberk, Katja Gruijters, Fabio Parasecoli, Robert Wallace and Hansje van Halem. The complete programme offers a showcase of the latest topics and research trends from different disciplines offering an up to date perspective on the creation and evolution of the professional scene.

The new edition of DesignTalks will start in March 2018.

The meetings scheduled for Design Talks 2018

Thursday, June 14

h.18.30

MAGIC EYE

Moderator: Silvia Sfligiotti

In her lecture, Hansje van Halem will give an insight into her design process of making letter shapes and patterns. With her ‘practise makes perfect’ mindset the possibilities of working with lines seem endless. She tries to fool the eye into reading words when you’re not even sure you are actually seeing a letter.

Tuesday, May 29

h.18.30

SEEING SONGS

Moderator: Silvia Sfligiotti

A thorough look into selected music videos and related projects directed by Parallel Teeth. Each project will be broken down into its fundamental elements, revealing secrets of the different processes used to help generate ideas, monitor progress, and create unique visuals that keep a cohesive tone with the audio. Key influences and inspirations for individual projects and an overall work ethos will also be discussed.
Parallel Teeth – the work alias of Robert Wallace – is a director, animator and illustrator. He works across a range of media, including music videos, commercials, festival identities, album artwork, installation projections, 360 videos, wall murals, prints and gifs.

Wednesday, May 23

h.18.30

MOBILITY DESIGN LAB

Moderator: Antonello Fusetti

Walter de Silva, acclaimed car design master recently appointed President of the Transportation Design Department and of the new Mobility Design Lab at SPD, will give a Lectio Magistralis on the theme “City Car: digitalization and design”.

Thursday, May 17

h.18.30

Feasting Our Eyes

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Fabio Parasecoli will be the lecturer for the Design Talks cycle of meetings. He will guide us through an itinerary on Italian and American films that talk about food, but often also transmit political ideals.

Food has increasingly become a medium between society and ideas being it always linked to civilization and an instrument of power. In cinema, these elements are filmed and in fact, there are many films that talk about food.

Wednesday, May 9

h.18.30

Exploring the future of food

Moderator: Antonello Fusetti

Katja Gruijters, a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, started to bring together food and design since her days at University. Today with her firms she focuses on implementing food experiments, concepts and products for Iglo Mora, Heinz, Seafood Partners, Sara Lee DE, Riedel Drinks, De Bijenkorf, Sorbo, Unipro, Servex and many others. Her studio also coaches students interested in the convergence between design methodologies and the F&B sector both in the Netherlands and other parts of the world.

http://www.katjagruijters.nl/

Tuesday, May 8

h.19.00

Collaborations, Process and results

Moderator: Silvia Sfligiotti

The next lecture in the Design Talks 2018 series is with Clara von Zweigbergk, Swedish designer and art director best known for her rich collaboration with HAY on their visual identity.
HAY is the renowned Danish design brand which boasts prestigious collaborations with international designers and has been awarded several awards, such as the Wallpaper Design Award, the Red Dot or the Danish design prize.
Clara will talk about collaborations and experiences working with brands, showing the process and results of a selection of projects.

http://www.claravonzweigbergk.se/

Tuesday, April 17

h.11:30 AM

PEPSI CO | Design-drive innovation

Moderator: Antonello Fusetti

Created in 2012, PepsiCo Design team has produced brilliant product innovations and creative partnerships ultimately resulting in a global promotion of the brand values and a quantum leap in the company culture. In this talk, Mauro Porcini will share insight into the design process at Pepsico which brings together design, strategy and prototyping as a key tool to transform ideas in relevant, impactful and feasible solutions.

http://design.pepsico.com

Tuesday, March 6

h.7:00 PM

Studio FLUDD

Moderator: Silvia Sfligiotti

Sara Maragotto will illustrate the creative process of visual exploration, crafted imagination and mixed media transformation of Studio Fludd: the multidisciplinary firm that she created in 2008 along with her two partners, Matteo Baratto and Caterina Gabelli.

http://www.studiofludd.com