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Ayse Birsel

Shifting Perspectives : Designing a Life

February 9, 2012

Ayse Birsel

The human condition, and how design can improve it, is Ayse Birsel’s passion. A co-founder of Birsel + Seck, a humanistic product design studio in New York, her Deconstruction:Reconstruction process and tools help break existing preconceptions and shift perspectives. Birsel’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and her awards include the IDEA Gold and ID Magazine Excellence Awards, the 2001 Brooklyn Museum Young Designer Award and the 2008 Rhode Island School of Design’s Athena Award in Furniture Design.

With support from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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