#Conversations in Context @TheGlassHouse

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If walls could talk, they would certainly be discussing the upcoming events happening in Philip Johnson‘s iconic residence. Since its completion in 1949, the building and decor have not strayed from their original design. The historic property is the perfect setting for the series, Conversations in Context. It kicked off last Thursday, October 4 with a tour of the grounds and a discussion between two noted academics: Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture + Ph.D. Program Chair, School of Architecture, Princeton University and Director of Media and Modernity Program; and Felicity Scott, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University.

The next conversation features two industry leaders: Michael Maharam, Principal, Maharam and Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director Metropolis Magazine. Michael Maharam is the creative principal of the eponymous textile company, known in design circles for its collaborations with everyone from Nike to Hella Jongerius to Paul Smith. An award-winning journalist, Makovsky is no stranger to the textile industry. He recently curated the exhibition “Knoll Textiles:1945-2010” and contributed to the accompanying catalogue. He is currently working on a biography of the life and work of Florence Knoll. Rumor is this session is sold out, so cheers to those who were lucky enough to snag a ticket – you are in for a treat.

Next month, Murray Moss, Founder, Moss and Francois de Menil, Founder, FdM: Arch take the stage. It will take place from 5:30-8:00PM on Thursday, November 8.

Tickets are $150 and include a Glass House membership and 10% Design Store discount. All proceeds from Conversations in Context support educational programs, preservation projects and general operations.

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