Susan Skarsgard – Design Lecture

March 29, 2017 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
$15.00 AIA and Affiliate Members, $25.00 Non-Members
Pradnya Martz

This lecture will be structured around an unusual career path that has wandered through some of the most interesting and important legacies of design in America. This includes an insider’s view of the General Motors Technical Center campus, designed by Eero Saarinen and considered to be a modern masterpiece of industrial architecture. Then a deeper dive inside this highly-controlled campus at the Global Design headquarters, to see where GM vehicles are imagined today. This story will be told with a profound link to GM’s design history and with a unique perspective on how her corporate career has been informed and influenced by her personal art work and relentless curiosity.

Susan Skarsgard is an artist & designer from Ann Arbor, Michigan known internationally for her fine art works, artist books, design and calligraphy. Her art installation “Imagine/Align” blooms every spring at the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum in a one-half mile long line of 20,000 yellow daffodils traversing the environment, mapping thought and inspiring contemplation.

5:00-6:00 Reception in Gallery C

6:00-7:00 Lecture in Cinematheque



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