February 10, 2020

February 2020 Design & Art Event Hotlist

February design, art, and inspiration event “must dos” curated by In/Visible Talks Co-Founders Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller.

We’re always on the lookout for new opportunities to learn more about our crafts and inspire ourselves. So, each month, In/Visible Talks’ co-founders (and long-time practicing designers) Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller review calendars of events from around the Bay Area and pick their favorites. For February, we’re planning to watch some short films, hear from a panelist of design award-winners, and learn how to save our creations. Join us!

Certainty is Becoming Our Nemesis.

Informed by the concurrently running exhibition Orlando, which is inspired byVirginia Woolf’s novel of the same title, and Issue #235 of Aperture magazine, “certainty is becoming our nemesis” presents an international collection of short films that address the themes of self-expression, transformation, and self-invention, and explores how ambiguity of identity manifests as an emotional survival strategy. Free. On view February 7 through May 2. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th Street, Building B, San Francisco.

National Design Awards Panel in San Francisco.

As part of the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt travels to various cities each year, connecting winners, past and present, to local communities. In San Francisco, we’ll meet and hear from Lisa Iwamoto of IwamotoScott Architecture (Interior Design Award), Susan Kare (Lifetime Achievement Award), and Ivan Poupyrev (Interaction Design Award). Free. February 13, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Design Within Reach, 200 Kansas Street, San Francisco.

Why Your Process Matters, and How to Preserve It.

Letterform Archive’s Rob Saunders will share what we learn from graphic design process material and offer recommendations to graphic designers on how to preserve their work for posterity. Saunders gave versions of this talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum during the London Design Festival and at TYPO Berlin. This is the first time it’s been offered in San Francisco. Free. February 18, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco.

Want more? Check out the In/Visible Talks blog for reviews of design and arts events we’ve attended recently and to learn about upcoming opportunities.