Apartment Zero and Artisphere present The Washington DC International Design Festival: a 3 month-long series of industrial design exhibitions, films, public programs, video and new media premiering February 21 – May 19, 2013. This exciting series of events explores innovation in design from the past 13 years and feature a dramatic exhibition, workshops on topics as varied as the role of women in design as well as the fall and rise of American design, plus a rare appearance from Italian product designer Roberto Palomba, a photo design contest with top judges, a film covering inventions from the Vignelli duo, and an intimate theater showcasing video of product designers making their wares.

Some of the leading minds in design today will be involved, including RIT Associate Professor & Department Chair, Josh Owen:

Judges: Alain Gilles, Dror Benshetrit, Tiffany Jow, Ron Labaco and Defne Koz
Speakers and Panelists: Linda Hales, Karen Sommer Shalett, Annie Groer, Scott Mason, David Sokol, Jason Schupbach, Josh Owen, Tom Shiner, Ellen Lupton, Jessica Dawson and Liana Parades
Keynote Speaker: Roberto Palomba of Palomba Serafini Associati

For more information please visit the festival web site and support the project on Kickstarter.

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