Andrew Blauvelt, Designing Curation / Curating Design

Thu, October 12, 2017, 4pm
MDP Design Dialogues

Andrew Blauvelt, Designing Curation / Curating Design

A communication designer by training, Blauvelt will discuss his evolution into a museum curator. This talk will examine the reciprocal nature of the activities of designing and curating as manifest in his recent research projects, such as: "Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia," a reassessment of the countercultural production of the 1960s and 1970s; and "Parallel Cities: The Elevated Metropolis," an excavation of an alternate history of urbanism.

Andrew Blauvelt is Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum located in metro Detroit. He previously served as Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where he was also Design Director for the museum and oversaw its print and online publishing platforms. A practicing graphic designer, Blauvelt is the recipient of nearly 100 design awards. His work has been published and exhibited extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Wind Tunnel Gallery

South Campus,
950 S Raymond Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91105

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Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice is an initiative of the graduate programs in Art and Media Design Practices at Art Center College of Design. The Wind Tunnel, situated between the two programs in a former supersonic jet testing facility on Art Center's south campus, is a forum for speakers, conferences, exhibitions, residencies, screenings, and publications.

Parking is free or take the Gold Line and exit at Filmore Station.