Matt Olson: Founder, RO/LU; School of Design 2015–16 Public Seminar Series


Matt Olson is the founder of RO/LU, a Minneapolis/Saint Paul-based studio that frequently collaborates across disciplines and whose production includes sculptural furniture, performance, clothing, writing, and video. Matt will visit the School of Design to discuss RO/LU’s work through the lens of deep cuts and hidden tracks in music, as we consider the way these musical genres and formats might provide counterstrategies for design. In conversation with faculty members, students, and college faculty and staff, the discussion will address the range of possible meanings for these twin forms in music, and how they might expand the set of models for critical design practice.

Thursday, November 12
6:00–7:30 pm
1100 Architecture + Design Studios
845 West Harrison Street

The event is free and open to the public.

The School of Design public seminar series serves as a research platform for the school’s MDES program, stimulating broad intellectual inquiry about the values guiding the designer by promoting discourse across industrial and graphic design.