In the wake of COVID-19, the DCDT offered a panel discussion titled Design Resilience. Moderated by Karl Daubmann and Christopher Stefani, director and associate director of the DCDT respectively, the panel focused on the current state of employment/unemployment and operations in the creative fields like design, architecture and architectural education. Experts discussed the historic marriage between hard economic times and the increase in conceptual design work. They also talked about the role that emerging technology and software plays in these situations.
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We’re checking in @Home with… Alessandro Pagura, who is co-founder, co-curator and a featured designer in the current exhibition, Amateur Hour, on display online and by RSVP now at Detroit Center for Design + Technology
We caught up with Pagura recently and here’s what we learned…
Alessandro Pagura is starting his final year at Lawrence Technological University. He studies Industrial Design and is working as an intern for Pophouse at the moment. But it’s his work with this year’s Month of Design programming at the DCDT that especially caught our attention.
“I am exceptionally passionate about designing products and objects that improve people’s lives in a visually minimal and playful manner,” he says. He’s making the most of having more time at home during the pandemic.
DCDT: Are you involved in the Month of Design? If so, how?