EXPOSED Lecture Series at The University of the Arts

Every spring since 1977, the Graphic Design Program at UArts invites renowned designers from around to world to conduct week-long workshops. The corresponding EXPOSED Lecture Series creates a forum for these designers to comment on contemporary practice in design and their personal investment in a life of design. These lectures are among the most anticipated events of the year for students, the University, the Philadelphia design community, and the public. The speakers expose varied perspectives that define the vanguard of design thinking and practice.

March 15, 2017 at 7:00pm

CBS Auditorium
Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA  19102

Interaction Designer, Detroit, MI

Paul Pangaro’s career spans research, consulting, startups, and education. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the MFA Interaction Design program at College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

Pangaro has taught systems and cybernetics for design at School for Visual Arts, New York, and at Stanford University.

His most recent startup is General Cybernetics, Inc., which he founded to pioneer new ways of reading and the next way of writing digital content. He worked with and within startups in New York and Silicon Valley. In Pasadena, he was founding chief technology officer for at Idealab. He was also senior director and distinguished market strategist at Sun Microsystems.

A highly sought consultant, Pangaro has written and published extensively on his research, and has lectured internationally. Pangaro was awarded a Bachelor of Science in humanities and computer science, with a minor in drama, from MIT. He was hired by Nicholas Negroponte onto the research staff of the MIT Architecture Machine Group, which morphed into the MIT Media Lab. He was awarded a Ph.D. in cybernetics from Brunel University in the UK, where his thesis focused on the development of conversation theory software.

Pangaro is Chair of Trustees and Fellow, American Society for Cybernetics, and recipient of its Warren McCulloch Award. He has previously served on the board of Artship San Francisco and UK.

Data Visualization Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Kyuha (Q) Shim is a designer, researcher and Assistant Professor in the
School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to coming to CMU, he held faculty positions at Rhode Island School of Design and Royal College  of Art. He worked as a researcher (design) at the Jan van Eyck Academie and research fellow (Data Visualization Specialist) at MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory. Q works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design and technology, with particular interest in the language of computation. Central to his practice is the use of computational thinking as a methodology for design in creating generative systems informed and driven by data. His work and research has been featured internationally (e.g., Design Observer, Wired, Typeroom, IDPURE and GRAPHIC) and he has received honors from ADAA, A’Design, AIGA, core77, Graphis, red dot, iF, IEEE, istd, RGD, Spark, Tokyo TDC and output. He has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, National Museum of the Republic in Brasilia, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and ggg Gallery in Tokyo and in design festivals including Open AGI, Beijing Design Week, London Design Festival, Typojanchi Biennial and Seoul Design Olympic.

March 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

Caplan Studio Theatre
16th floor, Terra Hall
211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Photographer, Philadelphia, PA

Vincent D. Feldman, a life long resident of Philadelphia, has been photographing architecture and the urban landscape for three decades. In the early 1990s, his focus on architecture began to be concentrated on issues that confront historic buildings in the city of Philadelphia and the myriad questions they pose. His detailed explorations of early to mid-modern society in Philadelphia, through the looking glass of its architectural presence, is a parallel examination of this nation’s tragic decline in the Common Good. The consistent attention in Feldman’s photography has been in uncovering the meanings found in buildings that help reveal the nature of individual societies at particular places in time.

Feldman’s first monograph book, City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia, was released in 2014. He received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2001. His work is held in museums and private collections internationally. He lives and works in Philadelphia where he is a Master Lecturer in Photography at The University of the Arts.

Poet, Philadelphia, PA

Zach Savich is the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010), The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), and Century Swept Brutal (Black Ocean, 2013). He is also the author of a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011), and a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (Omnidawn, 2011).

His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Competition, Omindawn Publishing’s Chapbook Award and recognition from the Poetry Society of America. A new book of poetry, The Orchard Green and Every Color, is forthcoming. Savich is currently completing a memoir about teaching, illness, and literary friendship.

Savich’s poems, essays and book reviews have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Boston Review, American Letters and Commentary, A Public Space, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, VOLT, and jubilat, and in several anthologies, including Best New Poets, The Sonnets, and The New Census.

Savich serves as co-editor of Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series, which publishes one title of innovative prose each year. He has previously held editorial positions with The Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and many limited-edition projects.

Before joining the University of the Arts Creative Writing Faculty in 2013, Savich taught creative writing and literature courses with Shippensburg University, the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Seminar in Rome, the University of Iowa, the University of Massachusetts, and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He has also taught in Kenyon College’s Young Writers Workshop, the Iowa Summer Writers Festival, and many community-based and K-12 settings.

Typeface Designer, Brooklyn, NY

Elizabeth Carey Smith has been a designer for more than fifteen years.
She specializes in type design, typography, lettering, branding, and data visualization, and has worked for a broad array of industry and media—including small design studios and large corporations; fashion ad agencies and arts organizations; magazines, startups, and The City of New York. Elizabeth earned her BFA in Visual Communications from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit in 2002, where she cultivated critical thinking skills under Post-Modernist leaders in graphic design. She completed the Extended Program of Type@Cooper in 2012, and has since worked collaboratively with some of New York’s most revered type foundries and studios. Her process is founded in research, hand-craft, and vernacular influence — which was the source of her talk, “How Big Branding Affects Our Sense of Space”, given last year at the Typographics conference. Elizabeth is on the board of directors at the Type Directors Club, the pre-eminent organization for typophiles. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and six year-old daughter.

When & Where
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 - Thu, Mar 16, 2017
University of the Arts
211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107