The human condition, and how design can improve it, is Ayse Birsel’s passion. A co-founder of Birsel + Seck, a humanistic product design studio in New York, her Deconstruction:Reconstruction process and tools help break existing preconceptions and shift perspectives. Birsel’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and her awards include the IDEA Gold and ID Magazine Excellence Awards, the 2001 Brooklyn Museum Young Designer Award and the 2008 Rhode Island School of Design’s Athena Award in Furniture Design.
With support from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
NOTE: the introductions for this lecture were left out due to a technical issue.
This lecture took place on February 9, 2012 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.
All programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://art-design.umich.edu/stamps