Tue, Mar 27th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis MN 55403

  • Trustee $19
  • Design Leader $19
  • Sustaining $19
  • Supporter $19
  • Contributor $19
  • Educator $19
  • Student $10
  • Non-Member $24

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Paul Soulellis of CounterpracticeRhizome.org, and RISD tackles thorny questions about technology, community, and communication.

As we live our lives increasingly through virtual interfaces, our relationship to analog technologies becomes more fetishized and our understanding of community becomes progressively networked. How do we communicate? How do we publish? What is signal and what is noise?

These are some of the questions that designer, author, and teacher Paul Soulellis tackles in his work, which investigates the intersection of experimental publishing, network culture, and artistic practice.

Soulellis’s design studio Counterpractice tackles design and branding projects, including the overarching identity design and branding strategy for the TEDx Conferences. Soulellis is also contributing editor at the new media art platform Rhizome.org, a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, and founder of the Library of the Printed Web, an archive of web-to-print artist works.


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

Post-Lecture Reception

Directly following each lecture, meet the lecturer and chat with fellow design lovers in the Walker’s  Bazinet Main Lobby.

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$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 YouTube. The live stream will be up on walkerart.org about 10-15 minutes before 7 pm CST.

Note that the Greg Hoffman talk will not be streamed.

If you can’t make it in person, have an Insights Viewing Party. Grab a group of friends and send in your questions for the speakers via Twitter (#InsightsDesign).

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.