As a speaker about design, visual culture and visual communication, Rick Poynor aims to challenge, provoke, inform and inspire.
The subjects of recent talks include design ethics and responsibility, design thinking and critical design, curating and criticism, the potential of the art and design interface, and the relationship between Surrealism and the graphic image — a continuing research project.
Poynor has given public lectures and taken part in speaking events in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
A regular visitor to the USA, he has been invited to talk in many cities, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
To arrange a lecture or other event, email Rick Poynor
SELECTED RECENT APPEARANCES
Panel about graphics (with Glenn Adamson and Teal Triggs), October 2011, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UKWe the Undersigned: A Manifesto about Manifestos
Lecture, October 2011, School of Visual Arts, New York, USAWhat Could We Mean by Design as Politics?
Conference keynote lecture, September 2011, Cumulus conference hosted by RMCAD, Denver, Colorado, USAIn Beauty We Trust?
Panel (with Stefan Wagner, Cornel Windlin, Catherine Hug, Wendelin Hess), June 2011, The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, Helmhaus, Zurich Uncanny: Surrealism and the Graphic Image
Lecture, June 2011, OFFF Year Zero
, conference, Barcelona, Spain Graphic Design in the Netherlands: Wim Crouwel in Context
Lecture, May 2011, Design Museum, London, UK Is Curating the New Editing?
Lecture, May 2011, Graphic Design: History in the Making
, conference, St Bride Library, London, UK Wim Crouwel and Mels Crouwel
Interview, March 2011, Design Museum, London, UK Redesigning Design
Lecture, February 2011, Making/Crafting/Designing: Perspectives on Design as a Human Activity
, conference, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany Art and Design: Friends or Foes?
Panel (with Alex Coles, Scott King, Matthew Darbyshire), February 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design
Lecture, January 2011, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France Bureau or Studio? The Dutch Graphic Design Dilemma
Panel (with Max Bruinsma, Tirso Francés, Luna Maurer, Antoine Achten), December 2010, Items Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands Vortex of Signs: The Typographic Experiments of the 1990s Reassessed
Lecture, November 2010, Conceptual Type — Type Led by Ideas
, conference, Copenhagen, Denmark All Art Aspires to the Condition of Music (or vice versa)
Lecture, September 2010, annual Birket Williams lecture series, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design
Lecture, June 2010, International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno
, conference, Brno, Czech Republic First Things . . . When Exactly?
Lecture, May 2010, Respons_ability: Ethics and Sustainability in Design Education
, AIGA conference, Toledo, Ohio, USA