Seminar: “Walter Paepcke, IDCA, and the Challenge of Design in Post-War Corporate Culture” by Wim de Wit
Wim de Wit, Adjunct Curator of Architecture and Design at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, will discuss the tension between Walter Paepcke, a modernist designer and original supporter of Chicago’s New Bauhaus, and his contemporaries. De Wit’s discussion expose their mutual distrust and examine the role of the post-World War II designer in Chicago and elsewhere in the country. Michaelangelo Sabatino, Interim Dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, will moderate the discussion.
This interdisciplinary scholarly seminar is part of the on-going academic program Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990, which will run from fall 2017 through fall 2018. This series offers a forum for scholars to gather, share works-in-progress, and discuss new scholarship that explores Chicago’s contributions to design history. The series is presented by the Newberry Library’s Center for American History and Culture as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://newberry.org/01182018-wim-de-wit-stanford-university