'Homo Sapiens I Hear You' July Seminar: 'WHERE IS THIS?' by Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios and A/D/O

12th July 2018, Brooklyn, New York

On 12th July 2018, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun  and the design institute A/D/O will team up again to present the sixth in the series of monthly seminars: 'WHAT IS THIS; On curiosity and our inherent history'

We're going  BACK TO THE FUTURE this July! Accompany us to explore the ethics of a constant springtime and be blown away by computer-generated illusions, the mystery of the Mona Lisa with an undertone of biological decay. Meet the artists and scientists who are scanning mammoths in the ice and analysing hairs from century-old human skeletons. Together this month, we will test out your curiosity by reviving our ancestors.

'Homo Sapiens I Hear You' is a series of non-linear, non-conventional, and non-passive seminars which question and re-think humanity’s essential needs; and consider whether the modern practice of design addresses them.

The curriculum conceived by Nelly Ben Hayoun is framed around American psychologist Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs”, which offers a model that defines the needs of human beings - from the most basic functions (eating, sleeping, etc.) to the more fulfilling (self-improvement, practicing sports, etc.). Our seminars will unravel how human needs have developed through history and how they might continue to develop over time.

Occurring on the 12th of the month, each seminar will showcase pioneering critical thinkers and present eclectic reference material from around the world. Dr. Ben Hayoun, along with a rotating cast of visiting faculty will facilitate a series of activities, workshops and debates. The series of seminars will be accompanied with: podcasts by Elle Clay, editorial pieces by Cabinet Magazine and Our Machine's graphics.

Learn more more about 'Homo Sapiens, I hear You' on A/D/O's website.

And register here for the full series or  individual sessions

A/D/O is a community-based endeavor that aims to understand the future of design. A/D/O is  located in a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn's Industrial Business Zone. It has been converted into a space for creative exchange. A/D/O is part of MINI .