Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

Design Conversations – Schedule of Speakers for 2017–2018



A CIAS Celebration


The Vignelli Center proposes an all-CIAS Arts event for August 29, 2017 at 4:45pm in the University Gallery. Internationally known sculptor Albert Paley will speak to the unity of the arts in his talk, “Living at the intersection of Art, Design and Crafts.” His presentation will be followed by a Q & A period and then a welcoming reception. Faculty are encouraged to support the event by announcing the event and participating with their students.



Design Conversations Speakers 2017-2018 (Revised)


Fall Semester 2017

Albert Paley                August 29           4:45 pm          Joyce


David Weeks              October 16          4:45 pm          Josh

Georgie Stout


Mark Jamra                November 7         4:45 pm          Anne


Joe Doucet                 December 5         4:45 pm          Josh



Spring Semester 2018

Philip Burton               February 6          4:45 pm          Roger


Inge Druckrey             March 6               4:45 pm          Roger

Hans Allemann


Hugh Dubberly            April 10                4:45 pm         Roger


Molo                            May                      4:45 pm         Mary