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Design historian Victor Margolin to deliver lecture April 16

Author: Arts and Letters


Victor Margolin, renowned design historian and critic, will deliver the 2007 Max and Emma Dannelly-Jensen Lecture at 4:30p.m. Monday (April 16) in 104 Bond Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The talk is free and open to the public.

A professor of art and design history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Margolin will discuss “The Challenge of Social Design.” He is a leading advocate for the concept of designing to help meet social needs, such as those of developing countries, the disabled or underprivileged.

Margolin is the author of “Culture is Everywhere: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art,” “The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies,” and “The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946,” and has published numerous articles and essays.

The lecture is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Contact: Dennis Doordan, chair of Art, Art History and Design,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on April 13, 2007.