James Goggin: Pop Culture Colour Theory

2:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020
3:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020
Room 410, 808 Commonwealth Ave.
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 410
Graphic designer James Goggin has spent over ten years developing the lecture/performance project Pop Culture Colour Theory, a continuously-evolving body of research on color as cultural code and commodity. Brought to life with a custom soundtrack and multi-screen projection, James draws connections among a broad spectrum of critical thinking on color, from research in the hard sciences to images drawn from pop culture and music. James Goggin is a British and/or Australian graphic designer from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, Arnhem, and Chicago. He received a masters in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art in London and currently teaches on the Graphic Design BFA and MFA programmes at Rhode Island School of Design. He previously taught at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and at ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne) in Switzerland. Alongside Practise, James has worked as a consultant to Tate Modern and Tate Britain, art director of British avant-garde music magazine The Wire, and Director of Design and Publishing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. He designs type for various projects and clients, with a number of fonts available from Swiss foundry Lineto. James has exhibited at museums and institutions worldwide and run workshops, lectured, and served as critic at architecture, art, and design schools in Europe, the US, and Asia. He contributes writing to a range of international publications, serves on the editorial board of Chicago-based architecture magazine Flat Out, and was inducted as a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2010. Works by Practise are included in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Design Archive.