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Archie Lee Coates IV is a founder and partner of Playlab, an interdisciplinary studio with no particular focus that explores things that interest them.
A floating plus-shaped pool that filters river water for New Yorkers to swim in. An architectural magazine that examines themes such as guns, virtual space, Apple, and prisons. An identity for a young sex toy company. An exhibition of paintings in Reykjavik. A collection of clips of Joaquin Phoenix walking on film, titled Walking Phoenix. A capsule collection of floral embroidered clothing for Need Supply. A faculty position in SVA’s Design for Social Innovation program. A rebrand of the United States of America for SFMOMA. An interdisciplinary studio called Playlab. Where does Archie Lee Coates IV find the time?
Insights is a design lecture series for progressive creatives. A unique collaboration between the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the series embraces the unexpected to present diverse, exploratory, and contemporary lecturers.
Featuring perspectives from around the world, Insights gives voice to adventurous design thinkers and makers. These designers often pose challenges and push the edges of their profession, in turn inspiring us to identify new perspectives in our own work
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Lecture
Directly following each lecture, meet the lecturer and chat with fellow design lovers in the Walker’s Bazinet Main Lobby.
$24 ($19 Walker and AIGA members; $10 students)
Purchase online or call 612.375.7600
Save with an Insights Series Package:
$72 ($57 Walker and AIGA members; $30 students)
Just add all four Insights lectures to your cart and the discount will magically be applied at checkout. Otherwise, you can purchase packages at the Walker box office.
Watch Anywhere: Insights Viewing Parties
Every Insights lecture will be webcast free and in real time on Facebook Live:
- Tuesday, March 6: Archie Lee Coates IV of Playlab
- Tuesday, March 13: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville of Yale
- Tuesday, March 20: Greg Hoffman of Nike
- Tuesday, March 27: Paul Soulellis of Counterpractice
About the Insights Lecture Series
For over three decades, the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota have co-presented the Insights Design Lecture Series and brought the world’s most adventurous design thinkers and makers to the Twin Cities.
Redefine your understanding of graphic design, dive into the thinking behind the work, then hang out after the lectures to meet the lecturers, grab a drink, and chat with your fellow design lovers.
Past lectures are archived on the Walker Art Center YouTube channel.