Catherine Geel in conversation with Leonard Koren on the relevance of his work within the field of design. Geel particularly discussed how Koren’s understanding and exploration of design at large expanded and reconfigured the scope of this discipline, and how his research drew attention to certain concepts in a way that is both discursive and useful for design production.
Catherine Geel (works in Paris) is a design historian, curator and publisher. She teaches history and design theory at the Ecole normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay and at ENSA Nancy. She co-founded and directed from 2010 to 2016 the Dirty Art Department, Master of Design and Applied Art at Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam). She also leads multidisciplinary design projects in the T & P Work UNit studio. She is a publisher for T&P Publishing and the author of various books, Les grands textes du design commentés (IFM/Le Regard) et Design et Display : une autre histoire des expositions (2.vol., T&P Publishing). She is a curator active within the field of design and she is going to curate the French Pavilion at the Triennale in Milan in 2019.