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GIDEST Seminar: Peter Hall

GIDEST Seminar: Peter Hall

University Center
General Public 

Peter Hall presents "Critical Visualization."

The bi-weekly GIDEST seminar is devoted to discussion of a pre-circulated paper that addresses issues at the intersection of design, ethnography, and social thought. The paper can be downloaded from the GIDEST site for seminar participants to read in advance.

Peter Hall is a design writer, and Senior Lecturer and Head of Design at Griffith University Queensland College of Art. Before moving to Brisbane in January 2012, he was senior lecturer in design at the University of Texas at Austin where he taught design theory, history and journalistic methods of research and writing. His research focuses on mapping as a design process.

Between 2001 and 2007 Peter was Senior Editor and Fellow at the University of Minnesota Design Institute, where he co-edited with Jan Abrams the book, Else/Where: Mapping - New Cartographies of Networks and Territories and organized several symposia and workshops on mapping. He has been a contributing writer for Metropolis magazine since 2000 and has written widely about design in its various forms, including gaming, elevators, building graphics, bridges, neon lights and office chairs, for publications including PrintI.D. Magazine, the New York Times, and the Guardian. He taught a seminar class on design theory and writing at Yale School of Art between 2000 and 2007. He wrote and co-edited the books Tibor Kalman: Perverse OptimistSagmeister: Made You Look and Pause: 59 Minutes of Motion Graphics. Since 2006 he has been Vice President and co-organizer of DesignInquiry, an educational non-profit devoted to researching design issues.

The event is sponsored by GIDEST, a Mellon Foundation-supported initiative of the NSSR.

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