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Tue, Mar 31st, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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In this experimental virtual lecture, Ruben Pater tackles issues of justice, solidarity, and equality.

Join us virtually on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00pm CST for a free webcast featuring a never-before-seen lecture—shot from Ruben Pater’s studio in Amsterdam and heavily illustrated with images of his work.

Unwilling to travel overseas due to the carbon footprint of air travel, Ruben Pater originally proposed a pre-recorded talk, a format more relevant today than ever.

Focusing on the ethics of design, this vital lecture will begin by tackling the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe and from there dive into social and political issues such as climate change, surveillance, and affordable housing.

Pater is the the author of The Politics of Design, which AIGA.com declared “[…] the kind of literature that should be handed out to all students on their first days at art school, along with all the Albers, Berger, Benjamin, and Sontag that form the backbone of the design curriculum—an up-to-date assessment of the landscape through which all modern visual practitioners must navigate.”

As a designer, writer, and teacher, Pater collaborates with other disciplines to investigate complex social and political issues such as surveillance, climate change, and affordable housing. He is the author of The Politics of Design.

This lecture will be pre-recorded from Pater’s studio in Amsterdam.

Join in conversation during and after the live webcast, through Twitter (#InsightsDesign and @unlisted_roots) or on the lecture’s YouTube Live comments section, accessible during the event.

Sponsored by 10 Thousand Design

About the Insights Lecture Series

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.

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.