Since the late 1830s, photographs have been integrated into jewelry as tokens of memory, devotion, or mourning. Contemporary photo-based jewelry extends these traditional functions and forms, while enlisting new technologies and techniques to engage a great variety of personal and social concerns.
Investigating the possibilities for critical design as objects, this roundtable explores historic, contemporary and future possibilities for the creation of objects of criticism.
Hoon Kim is a founder at Why Not Smile, a graphic design studio in New York City. Prior to forming Why Not Smile, Hoon has worked for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Practise, Samsung Design Membership, Crosspoint, spanning New York, London, and Seoul since 2000 and has been awarded as The Design Leader by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea and the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP).
MAD and Pratt Institute team for this round table discussion on how innovative design solutions address urban issues and enhance life in New York.
Join MAD for an evening with American fashion legend, Dutch-born and French-trained Koos Van Den Akker has been designing couture-caliber clothes over the last 40 years worn by the likes of Nicolas Ghesquière and Bill Cosby.
Everything Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm in New York City founded by Jessica Green and Tom Griffiths. Their work ranges in all areas of print and interactive design, working with clientssuch as Cabinet Magazine, Bomb Magazine, and Future Poem Books.
Join MAD for an evening conversation with Mary Ping, designer for Slow and Steady Wins the Race, an unconventional label comprised of a series of perennial capsule collections that focus on a single theme or concept.
Join MAD for an evening conversation with fashion design duo Eckhaus Latta, whose directly challenging the dichotomies of refinement and rawness, the machine-made and the hand-made, and the impersonal coldness of fashion and the warmth and personality of crafted clothes.
Join MAD for an evening conversation with Andre Walker, one of the fashion industry's secret weapons.