this year, iit institute of design is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding as the new bauhaus. this panel brings together design scholars, practicing designers, artists and technologists in order to reflect on the significance of chicago’s design history as well as its relationship to future directions of the design field. what kind of experimentation would the new bauhaus be doing if they were working today? which of their values are still relevant to design practice and scholarship and which have been discarded? in what ways is the city of chicago a laboratory for emergent design practices? what are the changing responsibilities of designers today and in the future?
this panel includes experts from chicago universities as well as practitioners working in industry and independent practice. the event will be the first in a series of events that consider the role of the new bauhaus in chicago as part of these two anniversaries in order to examine the changing aesthetics and politics at the intersection of art, design, technology, and humanity.
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