Each month, we invite luminaries of all kinds (historians, activists, explorers, creators, counterculture icons) to shine a light on a topic of their choice. These are the game-changers, the troublemakers, the truth-tellers, the challengers of the status quo that push the boundaries further. Get tickets to our next events below or read about the ones we've hosted in the past.
CHANDELIER PENTHOUSE, NYC
Salon: Is Design for Everyone? With MoMA’s Michelle Fisher
How do people interact with the designed products, buildings, and frameworks of everyday life? What barriers stand in our way, for us and for others? We will interrogate contemporary design across multiple genres with MoMA curator Michelle Fisher.
Chandelier Penthouse, NYC
Salon: The Memphis Group, the Return of Post-Modern Design
A survey of key objects from Post-Modern design movement-makers like the Memphis Group, asking how we define good and bad taste, and why the supposed “bad taste” of Post-Modern design is now seemingly back in style.get tickets
Salon: How Instagram Revolutionized Storytelling with NatGeo's Neil Shea
Neil Shea has been writing for National Geographic for about a decade. During his field trips, he realized how Instagram enabled him to engage more with the magazine's classic audience as well as with a new one. Through the succession of vignettes stories, Neil has reinvented and rejuvenated the magazine's storytelling.
Salon: The Geography of Paradise, Ian Baker on the Discovery of Shangri-La
Anthropologist and Author Ian Baker will talk about his trip into Tibet in search of a fabled gorge, believed to be the Shangri-La (“paradise” in Tibetan), that he eventually finds.