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The Grand Design: Conversations with the 2014 Vilcek Prize for Design and Creative Promise Prize in Design

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

The Vilcek Foundation has dedicated the year of 2014 to honor immigrants’ accomplishments in the field of design. Join the winners of the 2014 Vilcek Prize for Design and the Creative Promise in Design as they discuss their design visions and work. What is Material Ecology? How does industrial design solve social problems? And how is design related to politics? Glenn Adamson, Nanette L. Laitman Director, Museum of Arts and Design, will moderate a panel discussion featuring designer Neri Oxman, product designer Mansour Ourasanah, and social designer Quilian Riano. 

About the Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation aims to raise public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts, and culture in the United States. The Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. The mission of the Foundation was inspired by the couple’s respective careers in biomedical science and art history, as well as their personal experiences and appreciation for the opportunities offered them as newcomers to the United States. The Foundation achieves its mission through hosting immigrant artists and performers at their gallery space in New York City, awarding the annual Vilcek Prizes in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities, and sponsoring programs such as the Hawaii International Film Festival. For more information, please visit Vilcek.org.

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