Kicking off a new year of learning and making, the Jacobs Institute will produce a range of public events in the fall semester. The institute will welcome a cross-section of design voices to Jacobs Hall in two talk series: a fresh season of Jacobs Design Conversations and a new pop-up series of informal talks on projects and practices, Design Field Notes. Beyond these series, in the coming months it will welcome a broad audience for a homecoming open house and an end-of-semester showcase.
In this fall’s season of Jacobs Design Conversations, forward-thinking leaders from a range of fields will join the Berkeley community at Jacobs Hall for dialogue on design innovation. These lunchtime talks will take place at noon on Thursdays.
Drawing on experiences creating pioneering projects at the intersection of design and technology, Microsoft HoloLens’ James Tichenor, Senior Interaction Designer, and Joshua Walton, Principal Designer, will speak on September 15.
Elizabeth Gerber, associate professor at Northwestern University and faculty founder of Design for America, will speak on October 13. Registration will open one month prior to the talk; to receive a reminder when registration opens, sign up here.
Marc Tarpenning, a co-founder of Tesla Motors, will speak on November 17. Registration will open one month prior to the talk; to receive a reminder when registration opens, sign up here.
This fall also sees the launch of a new pop-up series of informal talks, Design Field Notes, that brings design practitioners to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share current projects, practices, and ideas. Design Field Notes talks will take place at 11am on Fridays.
Currently scheduled talks include:
Euiyoung Kim: 9/2
Charles Huang: 9/9
Misha Cornes: 9/23
Amy Wibowo: 9/30
Alexei Vranich: 10/7
Alec Rivers: 10/14
Mark Hatch: 11/18
Michael Allen: 12/2
Look out for news of more events in this series!
Note: Due to unexpected circumstances, the Field Notes talks by Danielle Applestone and Aaron Marcus have been postponed.
Beyond these talks, mark your calendar for homecoming and for the Jacobs Institute’s winter design showcase.
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