2013 Founder's Lecture
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The Bata Shoe Museum is very excited to announce that famed industrial designer, and the exhibition designer of Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, Karim Rashid will be the speaker for the 2013 Founder's Lecture.
The Founder's Lecture is an annual public event featuring an internationally recognized leading thinker engaged with the convergence of culture and society.
As one of the most prolific designers of his generation, Karim Rashid has over 3000 designs in production, has won over 300 awards, has worked in over 35 countries and is the exhibition designer for the Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. The exhibitís look is very modern in style and vibe with blasts of colour against the predominantly white environment, a design that is true to Karimís aesthetics and vision.
Karim's award winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, interiors such as the Morimoto restuarant in Philadelphia and the Semiramis hotel in Athens, as well as exhibitions for Deutsche Bank and Audi. For more information on Karim Rashid and his work, visit his website www.karimsrashid.com.
The third annual Founder's Lecture will be held on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 6:30pm. Mr. Rashid will be speaking on "Analog Versus Digital" - 100,000 years of analog and less than 30 years of digital. Analog is material and digital is immaterial so what will happen to our material world? How will our material world catch up to our digital age? How will design inform this change? How will social behaviours change? In this fascinating talk, Karim Rashid will address these and other pertinent questions of the modern world.
The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University. Click here to see a pdf version of the lecture information.
If you are unable to attend the 2013 Founder's Lecture but would like to support the Bata Shoe Museum in our mandate to present innovative and educational programming, please consider making a donation through PayPal. The net proceeds of this year's lecture will be directed to the Bata Shoe Museum's "Step Ahead" programme, a highly successful educational outreach initiative that offers subsidized curriculum-based educational programmes to children from the Greater Toronto Area's at risk neighbourhoods.