TALKS at the Vitra Schaudepot



Max Dax - Music and the Digital Revolution
TALK (DE) | 26 July 2018, 6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot (Depot Deli)

Digitalisation has made its way into many areas of our everyday lives. Among its many influences, digital technology has exponentially expanded the possibilities for the production, reproduction, and distribution of music. This has also changed the way musicians perceive themselves and strive to fulfil their ambitions. The music journalist, author, and former editor-in-chief of the music and culture magazine "Spex", Max Dax, talks about transformations in the consumption and distribution of music over the past decades.
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Akoaki - Up on the Down Stroke
TALK (EN) | 23 August 2018, 6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot (Depot Deli)

How do you reactivate abandoned spaces in an urban environment? How do you tell the story of a locale and start something new in the process? Akoaki is a design and architecture studio founded in Detroit by Anya Sirota and Jean Louis Farges. The duo casts a critical eye on the social, spatial, and material realities of urban spaces - culminating in architectural interventions such as "The Mothership", a mobile DJ booth cum art object. In her talk, Anya Sirota presents several of the duo's works, and reports on the historical background of urban development in Detroit, the birthplace of Motown and techno music.

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Deyan Sudjic - Ron Arad's Restless Furniture
TALK (EN) | 20 September 2018, 6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot (Depot Deli)

Ron Arad counts among the most influential and experimental designers of our time. Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum in London and a highly regarded expert on Arad, has produced a number of publications about his work. In a discussion with Mateo Kries, Director of the Vitra Design Museum, Sudjic talks about Ron Arad's work, his most important designs, and his significance for design history.
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