SAIC @ EXPO Panel: When and Where is Design Criticism?

Sunday, September 20, 7:15 p.m.
EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
United States

This panel will explore the impact of design criticism and its discourse through the lens of institutional support—from the perspective of museums, galleries and private collections—for design. The panel will feature leading voices in the field of contemporary design criticism through academic, institutional and commercial standpoints to address the “intensifications” of designed objects, and the magnifications of design's affective programs in a 21st-century context. Presented in collaboration with SAIC's Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects.

Featuring: Zesty Meyers, Principal, R & Company; Alice Twemlow, Chair, SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism; and Tanner Woodford, Executive Director, Chicago Design Museum. Moderated by Michael Golec, Associate Professor of Art and Design History, Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at SAIC

Members of the SAIC community have free access to EXPO Chicago throughout the weekend. Tickets can be acquired at the Information Desk in the LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd floor. Limit one three-day pass per person.

Tickets for the general public are available at