Public Programs 

January 2018


The Postmodern Phenomenon: from failure to fashion-forward

Wednesday, January 24, 6pm

Join the author of Postmodern Design Complete, which was recently selected by the New York Times as one of 2017's best Art Books in this dynamic and thought-provoking presentation. Judith Gura, design historian and author, will discuss the history, designers, and iconic designs of the Postmodern movement, and the reasons behind its current and well-deserved revival. A conversation to follow moderated by creative director of Metropolis, Paul Makovsky.

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The Evolution of the Firm: Three Decades of Design with Cullman & Kravis Associates

Wednesday, January 31, 6pm
Spring 2018 Alumni Lecture

Join Ellie Cullman and the partners of the distinguished AD100 design firm Cullman & Kravis Associates as they share how the firm has evolved in the ever-changing landscape of Interior Design for this NYSID alumni lecture. Alumni Association President Lawrence Levy will introduce a panel discussion with Ellie and the partners, Alyssa Urban, Claire Ratliff, Sarah Ramsey and Lee Cavanaugh.


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February 2018


Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style, and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living

Thursday, February 15, 6pm

Join Gil Schafer, award winning architect and author of A Place to Call Home, as he opens the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing some of the firm’s most recent, and exciting, projects from around the country and walking through the inner workings of his distinctive approach—from concrete techniques to the more emotional and intuitive aspects of his process—showing how he brings his projects to life and fills them with soul.


This lecture is co-sponsored by ICAA.


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March 2018


We Are What We Build,
Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design

Wednesday, March 7, 6pm

Please join Breeze Glazer, Program Director of Healthcare Design at NYSID and Sustainable Healthcare Leader, Senior Associate at Perkins+Will in a panel discussion about the transparency movement in a lecture to honor the memory of NYSID faculty member, Sally Henderson, who developed the College’s first course in green design.


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Wharton Esherick: Synthesizing Art, Design, Crafts, Architecture

Wednesday, March 28, 6pm

Design historian, Daniella Ohad will moderate a panel discussion between Carolyn Coal, filmmaker, Dr. Robert Aibel, collector, scholar, and dealer, and Paul Eisenhauer, former executive director and curator of the Wharton Esherick Museum following the screening of I Am Known as an Artist, a documentary focusing on the godfather of the Studio Furniture Movement and inventor of Art Furniture, Wharton Esherick. This program is sponsored by Rago Art and Moderne Gallery. Reception to follow the lecture.


Screening duration is 41 min.

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April 2018


Michael Graves Architecture & Design: The Art of Integrated Design

Wednesday, April 4, 6pm

Join Karen Nichols, FAIA, Principal, and Donald Strum, IDSA, Principal at Michael Graves Architecture & Design discuss the firm’s integrated multi-disciplinary practice. Using specific examples from hospitality and the workplace Karen and Donald will show how the interior design of their projects marries architecture and products, promotes humanistic environments, and creates value for the user experience.

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Rethinking Luxury at One Hudson Yards

Wednesday, April 11, 6pm

Join Andre Kikoski, founder of Andre Kikoski Architect, as he gives an inside look into one of their recent high profile NYC projects, a residential tower at Hudson Yards. Andre will walk through the unique material palette crafted specifically for One Hudson Yards. As one of the first buildings built at Hudson Yards, Andre Kikoski Architect wanted to set the tone and future direction for what’s to come.

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May 2018


Making America Modern

Wednesday, May 2, 6pm

Marilyn F. Friedman will introduce her new book Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s, which chronicles the evolution of modern interior design in the U.S. during the 1930s.

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All public programs will take place in the Arthur Satz Auditorium,
New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021, unless otherwise noted.*

All public programs require registration prior to the event. Only credit card payment accepted, both in advance and at the door.

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