New Museum, NY
PAM's Critical Voices lecture series starts the 2010 season this weekend with Richard Flood's "Creating Networks: The New Internationalism." Flood will discuss how "museums today are learning to navigate an international, seemingly borderless art world, and the opportunities and costs involved." He is the chief curator at the New Museum in New York.
Curator lecture • 2-3pm • March 27
Portland Art Museum
• 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811
Julie Lasky & Ernest Beck
PNCA cultural residents & internationally respected journalists and design critics Julie Lasky and Ernest Beck will be giving several public talks over the next week. For "Social Innovation-The Designer's Voice," Lasky and Beck will discuss, with Portland Monthly
editor Randy Gregg, "the dialog that ensued between the [Aspen Design] Summit and Change Observer, the role criticism can play in evaluating the effectiveness of these programs, bringing voice to projects that address the impediments to human dignity and achievement faced by real people."
Critical conversation • 6-7:30 • March 29
PNCA @ Jimmy Mak's
• 221 NW 10th
For the 3BY10 IDSA Series, Lasky and Beck present "Design and Social Change-What are the critical questions?" "Launched in the summer of 2009, Change Observer's goal is to monitor and report on developments in the burgeoning area of design and social change-people and projects, ideas and initiatives. Join Julie Lasky and Ernest Beck for a discussion on areas of significance that they have observed and their reflection on the critical conversations that designers and design educators need to engage?"
Critical conversation • 6-7:30pm • March 31
PNCA @ Design Within Reach
• 1200 NW Everett
And finally, Lasky and Beck will discuss "Personal Design in Green Space." "The event will highlight select apartments showcasing the multiple and imaginative ways that residents have organized space, color, art and furniture to reflect their personal tastes."
Critical conversation • 6-7:30pm • April 2
PNCA @ Cyan PDX
• 1720 SW 4th