(PHOTO: James Dow;
Weathering Steel House in Toronto, Canada
Shim Sutcliffe Architects)
Sure, many everyday design buffs would rather look, talk and think design than sit, listen and absorb design. But try and sit still for a minute: The Design Matters Series of free lectures during April at the Museum of Contemporary Art is not just for those familiar with a lectern. Listening and notetaking can spark inspiration just as tooling around the city and chatting up anyone that will listen can.
For the series, the MCA welcomes notable figures in design and architecture, bringing diverse topics and concerns to the table. From principal architect and professor Brigitte Shim to the founder of Futurefarmers (an environmental and community-centric design collaborative), Amy Franceschini, the lecture topics span the many ways our modern world is shaped both at home and in public.