Tuesday Talks - Matthew Bird

Please join the Architecture and Industrial Departments for our weekly Tuesday Talks series, next week featuring Matthew Bird, presenting "Industrial Design History: 3,000 Years in 45 Minutes." The event will be held on Tuesday, December 5 in the Huntington Studio (3rd Floor, DMC) at 6:00pm.

This talk will condense the history of Industrial Design into a whirlwind tour of the major themes and advances that influenced the development of design, with a focus on how taking a long view of history helps us recognize the patterns and see how the back-and-forth nature of progress continues into today's design problems and solutions.

The Tuesday Talk will be preceded by the William J. Hannon Scholarship Award Ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.

Matthew Bird has spent the past 30 years working in different parts of the art, design and gift professions, and finding ways to bring his professional experience into the classroom teaching design and design history at Rhode Island School of Design. Trained as an industrial designer and metalsmith, his own design work has been sold in gift stores, museum stores, galleries and catalogues throughout the US and overseas. He has developed and managed multiple retail environments and participated as a designer and buyer for several others. Bird has curated and designed shows that helped introduce design to fine-art museums. His knowledge of manufacturing and materials informs his teaching and writing about design history, making the information especially useful to students learning the practice of design.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Design and Media Center, Huntington Studio
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Event Type

Lecture, Reception

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Architectural Design, Industrial Design

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