Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo: Rafael Gamo)

Fast Track

The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, has promoted Erika Holmquist-Wall to its top curatorial job. Previously senior curator of European and American painting and sculpture, she will take over as the museum’s chief curator. “I have traditional museum experience, but I’m also looking toward the future,” Holmquist-Wall said. “We need to share our collection on not just a physical level, but a digital level as well.”

As Seen on TV

Netflix has released the trailer for a new documentary show, Abstract: The Art of Design. Former Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich produced the series, which features big names like Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.

Getting Technical

The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Accenture, a technology-focused consultancy, have partnered to bring new innovations and consumer insights to the fashion industry. The collaboration aims to expose designers to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

Master Plan

Foster + Partners will design a new capitol for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The project, which will cost an estimated $615 million, is slated for completion in 2022.

In Focus

Sculpture Center curator Ruba Katrib will be a curatorial advisor for this year’s Frieze Focus in London. Katrib noted her affection for the Focus section, saying “the galleries in Focus can be counted on to bring lesser-known artists, new work, and exciting ideas—they consistently work hard to convey a fresh approach.”

Trump Change

According to a report, the incoming Trump administration plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. These programs account for less than .01 percent of the national budget.
[The Washington Post]

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