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65 5th Ave, Room 411
New York, NY, 10003
United States

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

Peter Hall


The GIDEST seminar is held on Fridays from 12-1:30pm. All seminars take place in the GIDEST Lab at 411, 63 Fifth Avenue.

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Peter Hall

Critical Visualization

Peter Hall is a design writer, senior lecturer, and design department head at Griffith University Queensland College of Art. Before moving to Brisbane in January 2012, he was senior lecturer in design at the University of Texas at Austin where he taught design theory, history and journalistic methods of research and writing. His research focuses on mapping as a design process.

Between 2001 and 2007 Peter Hall was Senior Editor and Fellow at the University of Minnesota Design Institute where he co-edited the book, Else/Where: Mapping - New Cartographies of Networks and Territories with Jan Abrams and organized a series of influential symposia and workshops on mapping. He has been a contributing writer for Metropolis magazine since 2000 and has written widely about design in such diverse forms  as gaming, elevators, building graphics, bridges, neon lights, and office chairs for publications including Print, I.D., the New York Times, and the Guardian. He wrote and co-edited the books Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist, Sagmeister: Made You Look and Pause: 59 Minutes of Motion Graphics, and from 2000-2007 taught a seminar on design theory and writing at Yale School of Art. Since 2006, Professor Hall has been Vice President and co-organizer of DesignInquiry, an educational non-profit devoted to researching design issues.



Earlier Event: December 5
Fabio Parasecoli
Later Event: February 20
Hugh Raffles