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Talks | The Home Front: American Design Now

Returning for its second year, “The Home Front: American Design Now” brings together a variety of respected voices to examine the current state of object design in the United States. Last year’s program surveyed the challenges facing the contemporary furniture scene from a variety of angles—from architecture and retail to education and small business. This year’s programming further explores the ideas, developments, and talents that are moving native design forward.

Presented in three sections: a series of monthly lectures, a designer residency in MAD’s Open Studios, and a free publication containing interviews with over 35 leaders in the field, this year’s “The Home Front” seeks to lay the groundwork for American designers to gather, respond, and construct new possibilities for the success of American native design on a global stage.

The Home Front: American Design Now is guest-curated by Dan Rubinstein.

 One free copy of the publication "Temperature 2012" by Chicago’s Volume Gallery will be available to each lecture ticket holder while supplies last.


Home Front is made possible by with additional support from Module R


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