Happened
Fri, Nov 9th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis MN 55403

Co-presented by Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota

For more than 50 years, Dieter Rams’s creations have influenced the look and function of countless consumer products. His “Ten Principles of Good Design” champion simplicity, honesty, and restraint, as exemplified in his iconic work for Braun and Vitsoe. This new documentary portrait by Gary Hustwit (HelveticaUrbanizedObjectified) gives unprecedented access to the usually private designer. Rams ruminates on his life, work, and visions for the future, and shares his personal philosophy—addressing environmental consciousness, decluttering, and living with only what you need. Original music by Brian Eno. 2018, DCP, 80 min.

Gary Hustwit will be in attendance to answer questions after the Friday screening.

Additional screening on Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm.

“If I had to do it over again, I would not want to be a designer. There are too many unnecessary products in this world.” —Dieter Rams

Contact Leadership

Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
President
A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and volunteering on the Design Show committee since 2010. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s board of directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as AIGA Minnesota’s Vice President for two years, including overseeing the Programming Council. Prior to that, she served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs and co-chaired the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works in-house for Best Buy’s Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 10 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.