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Turnbull Design Speaker Series
How do you break into the field of design? What makes good design great? What are the demands being placed on design to help meet today’s problems? How will the next generation of designers change the world in which we live?

The Speaker Series is generously funded by the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation, as part of the Sara Little Turnbull Design Initiative at Lehman College, a pilot program that blends lending robust academics with engaging public programming. Each talk will be moderated by David Schwittek, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media, Lehman College (CUNY).

The 2020 series schedule:

October 27 – ClayVon Lowe, Co-Chair, International Design Society of America
Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Design
Introduced by Michelle Augustine, Director, Office of Prestigious Awards, Lehman College

November 5 – (Due to Election Day, this talk will be offered on a Thursday)
Kayla G. Coleman, Deputy Director, Percent for Art Program
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
The Public Voice in Public Design
Introduced by Bartholomew Bland, Executive Director, Lehman College Art Gallery

November 10 – Sara Jensen Carr, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and Landscape, Northeastern University
Designing for Disaster
Introduced by Terry Towery, Associate Professor and Chair,
Department of Art, Lehman College

November 17 – Culminating Speakers Panel
Laura Silva, VP for Accessibility Technology UX Design Lead at Bank of America
(Panel Chair)
Oct 27, 2020 01:00 PM
Nov 5, 2020 01:00 PM
Nov 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Nov 17, 2020 01:00 PM
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