Due to the current restrictions, visits to the 2nd Garage Triennial are based on fixed-time tickets. Please purchase tickets online, where you will find information about free time slots.

Maria Savostyanova’s lecture cycle: Design Today

3 April – 18 June 2019


This five-lecture cycle will look at the diverse directions of contemporary design and their points of intersection.

Cutting edge technology, augmented reality, dematerialization, glocalization, unusual recycling, the growing demand for craftsmen and new simplicity: the course explores museum projects, installations, and collections exhibited at international design weeks, as well as the most interesting items from collectible design fairs and 2017–2019 graduate works by students of the world’s top design schools. The audience will learn about the latest trends in contemporary design, be introduced to the practices of the most remarkable creators, and will see innovative objects devised and produced globally.


Maria Savostyanova is an art historian and design critic, Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Interior+Design (2001-2018). Author of over 450 articles on consumer and collectible design. Senior teacher at the Theory and History of Culture Department at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, she has been reviewing major contemporary art and design exhibitions for fifteen years.


Entrance is free, but space is limited. Please arrive early.

Please note that the lecture cycle will be conducted in Russian without translation into English.

Priority booking for GARAGE cardholders.To become a cardholder, please email members@garagemca.org.

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