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The Walker embodies progressive design through both the presentation of an eclectic mix of exhibitions, events, and initiatives as well as through the practice of its award-winning in-house design studio and influential fellowship and publishing programs. More

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Insights: Susan Sellers (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2x4), New York

Part of Insights 2016 Design Lecture Series: Celebrating 30 Years From her early career working with Dutch studios Total Design and UNA to cofounding a preeminent global design agency to teaching at the Yale School of Art to her recent appointment… More

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The Gradient

Never Not Learning (Summer-specific)

Still of Mark Harmon, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Fabiana Udenio, Dean Cameron, Kelly Jo Minter, Gary Riley, and Shawnee Smith in Summer School (1987).   –––––– Never Not Learning (Summer-specific) is a series of 4 blog posts (to be published here, on The Gradient) reflecting on the (not-so) recent wave of self-initiated… More

Colette Gaiter

From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is the most significant broad-based human rights coalition for black Americans since the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. But the struggle today could not be fought in its current iterations without… More

Susan Snodgrass

Enter the Matrix: An Interview with Ken Isaacs

In the work of Ken Isaacs, creator of Superchair (1967) and the Knowledge Box (1962), simplicity is “absolutely monumental.” The architect/designer/writer discusses the ideas behind his pivotal designs, the concept of a “total… More

Sarah Hromack

It’s Complicated: The Institution as Publisher

What does it mean for a museum to function as a publisher now, in 2015? Publishing is no less complicated an endeavor within an institutional context than it is in the external “real” world, where the presence of a consumer-grade… More

Paul Schmelzer

Further Speculation on Digital Arts Media’s Future(s)

Brian Droitcour, Willa Köerner, Antwaun Sargent, and others weigh in on digital art publishing’s possible futures.  More

Alexandra Lange

Instagram Archi-tourism

Archi-tourism is a web community waiting for its own digital address, writes Alexandra Lange. She longs for a dream site—“Archimaps, Designtrip, whatever”—to map her architectural explorations using smartphone photos. The trick: how to keep that contagious energy as… More

Andrew Blauvelt

Future Perfect: The Walker’s One-Campus Vision

Sculptures are starting to be moved. Construction fencing is going up. And big changes are afoot. As we begin renovation of the Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus, here’s a look at key features of the 19-acre… More