Civilization Design Lectures:
World class design, for the masses.

Vie for a pass by responding with the name of three people who have given a Civilization Design Lecture

Established in 2013, the Civilization Design Lecture Series was born of a desire to bring world-class design thought to the public sphere. The ongoing series hosts some of the world’s best designers for talks open to any and all. The egalitarian principles of the series extends to every aspect of their workings, including location. Each lecture is held in the Seattle Public Library, a monument of modern architecture, created by designer Rem Koolhaas.

Among the varied year-long program, we are pleased to offer passes to graphic designer Ellen Lupton’s talk in March, which will serve as the final lecture of 2019. Lupton is the curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and is the author of numerous books on design.

‘There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.

Gustave Flaubert