Barbara Flanagan Lecture

Event Date: 

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Reception at 5:30pm and Lecture at 6pm. Both will be held at the Old Little Theater at the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. 

Please see map for directions:

Event Location: 

  • Art Design & Architecture Museum

Event Price: 

Always Free

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia, Outreach Coordinator

805 893 2951

  • Lecture

Architecture Lecture Series

Dirt! How a clever-if-unsellable prototype (for a food composter) led to a bout of research that led to a life-changing perspective about the stuff underfoot. Inspired by radically new soil science, product designer/writer/artist Barbara Flanagan asks if the art trades can re-design consumers’ mindsets by making urgent issues—like natural processes—more visible and loveable.

Since 2002, Flanagan has licensed her product designs to the MoMA Store of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her writing includes two books (The Houseboat Book and Flanagan’s Smart Home) and many articles for The New York Times, Metropolis and other publications. Through 2016 Flanagan is making a series of aluminum sculpture. Her Master of Architecture is from Yale.