As part of the public program of this year’s Swiss Design Awards, we explored connections between the works of the nominees and winners alongside the themes explored in the Design Miami exhibition curated by Aric Chen, Design Miami’s Curatorial Director. I was happy to moderate the tour, in which visitors could navigate some highlights and intersections between the work of the nominees and the winners of the Swiss Grand Prix for Design.
Tag: Art Basel
One Woman Show
ParticipantsÂ of the One Woman Show talk at the Swiss Design Awards 2018.Â
I was honored to moderate the One Woman Show talk which took place at the Swiss Design Awards exhibition during Art Basel week. Organized by the Bundesamt fÃ¼r Kultur with the Zurich chapter of Ladies, Wine and Design, the event sought to explore how women work independently as designers and creative practitioners.Â DiscussionÂ topics circled around business and creative leadership, working independently, courage in creativity, work ethics and how to go from fear to freedom. We were lucky enough to be able to hear insights from multiple generations, with participants including Rosmarie Tissi, CÃ©cile Feilchenfeldt, and several of the designers exhibiting as part of the Swiss Design Awards exhibition of this year. The conversation provided an interesting space for the sharing of many different stories, and it was fascinating to see how many of the challenges faced by previous generations are the same â€“ albeit in different scales â€“ as those of the practitioners of today. I am thankful for this opportunity, which was an incredible learning experience.