Keynote: The Beautiful Inconvenience of Things

February 6, 2017 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Right now we seem to be living in a world of extremes, where epic, shock, and awe are the keywords of the day and subtlety and beauty are sent to the back of the queue. The things that surround us seem to be about making us more like machines rather than celebrating what it is to be human, encouraging us to get things done rather than be filled with joy, love, and other such “ridiculous” things. In this talk, UK designer Brendan Dawes shares his love of subtlety and nuance, how the things that we live and interact with should always have the capacity to be loved, and how he tries to design things that are imbued with lovely little inconveniences.

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011