Who is joining the conversation:
Miriam van der Lubbe (designer and curator Linking Process, exhibition Design Academy Eindhoven)
Corinna Gardner (design Curator V&A)
Marc Zehntner (director Vitra Design Museum)
Vera Sacchetti (editor Domus, verasacchetti.net)
In the Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition, the curator Miriam van der Lubbe has chosen not merely to show the students’ finished designs but to focus attention on the process of making. The show reveals the beauty of creation and the relevance of development and innovation and raises the question of why designers usually don’t share the research phase with the public. The sooner a designer reveals his or her findings to others, the better his or her chances of success. A designer can expand valuable networks in this way, boosting his or her potential. If a designer connects with the client at an earlier stage, will that make the final result better? At this Milan Breakfast, we’ll talk about whether opening up the research stage is likely to help or harm designers. Why do they usually keep their research secret? And wouldn’t it be interesting to share the process with an audience, for example, in a museum or in the media?
Moderator: Tracy Metz