Talking, discussing, and exploring ideas together is essential to the design process.
MODA's Design Conversations provide a unique opportunity for attendees to hear, question and engage local and national multidisciplinary designers. Take a deep-dive into a subject, to interact with experts, or to participate in lively discussion about how design change solve problems, change lives, and make the world a better place.
Upcoming Design Conversations are listed below and on our event calendar. Visit our event calendar>>
Upcoming Design Conversations
Join us on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. for a special Design Conversation with artist and designer, Luba Lukova, whose work will be on exhibition in Luba Lukova: Designing Justice at MODA from June 4 - September 3!
Join us on Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m. for a special Design Conversation with designer, educator, and creative director, Brian Collins, as he talks about design and innovation.
Join us on Monday, October 3, at 7pm for a Design Conversation with Paula Scher as she talks about her work and her inspirations.
Join us on November 16 at 7:00pm for a Design Conversation with Marissa Kraxberger, Vice President of Creative for Rag & Bone.
Recent Design Conversations
Design Conversation with Ken Carbone (Carbone Smolan)
True Obsessions: Art, Music and Design and Why They Matter More Everyday
The paintings of Picasso, the opening of Beethoven’s 9th, the Apple iPhone; are among the greatest creative examples of our species behaving beautifully. Art, music and design are dominant cultural drivers that continue to make important and lasting contributions to civilization. In his presentation, Ken Carbone, Co-Founder of the Carbone Smolan Agency, revealed how he's managed to juggle these personal obsessions for over five decades to build a rewarding creative career. Including a live guitar performance, he also discusses how art, music and design are becoming more essential in contemporary life as they provide a needed bright spot in an increasingly troubled world.
The Future of Atlanta Panel Discussion
A recent design conversation featured Atlanta's new city planning commissioner, Tim Keane, discussing "The Future of Atlanta" alongside developers, arts experts, and urban planners. Over 400 people packed the house to hear the conversation. Read about it here.
Because we were unable to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend this panel discussion, the Switchyards Podcast was kind enough to record it. Listen here.