Speaking (selected)


Movable Type, Multiple Scripts, and Changing Alphabets in the late Ottoman Empire (and after)” Type@Cooper's Herb Lubalin Lecture Series, Cooper Union, New York, New York, March 4, 2019

Type: More Democratized Than Ever” Panel moderation with Dan Rhatigan of Adobe, Irin Kim of Google Fonts, and Charles Nix of Monotype; SVA Theater, New York, New York, March 1, 2019

Movable Type, Multiple Scripts, Changing Alphabets: Design, technology, and literacy in the late Ottoman Empire” presentation for "Script, print, and letterforms in global contexts: the visual and the material," a conference organized by the Centre for Printing History and Culture, Birmingham, England, June 29, 2018

Is Design Art? Is Art Design?” Panel moderator and curator, with Rosmarie Tissi, Samantha Bittman, and Jiminie Ha; Pratt Manhattan, New York, New York, April 10, 2018

Is Architecture Graphic Design? Is Graphic Design Architecture?” Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, New York, January 28, 2018

Future Perfect: What’s next in book design” Panelist, with Barbara Glauber, Brian LaRossa, and Joan Wong; Design Observer and AIGA Design Archives, New York, New York, September 14, 2017

Teaching type: a panel discussion on typography education” Panelist with John Gambell, Amy Papelias, and Thomas Jockin, moderated by Liz DeLuna and Doug Clouse; Type Directors Club and Design Incubation, New York, New York, April 1, 2017

Is Graphic Design a Minor Art?” CalArts Graphic Design, Valencia, California, February 2, 2017

Dear Design Educator: I have some questions.” Frontier: The AIGA Design Educators Conference, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Invited to speak as “instigator,” keynote auditorium talk, October 8, 2016

Type Goes Online at Last! Oh wait, maybe not.” Typographics 2016, New York, June 17, 2016

Moderator, “Design as Discipline: From the Drafting Table to the Academy,” Museum of the City of New York, June 15, 2015

Moderator, “Design as Discipline: From the Drafting Table to the Academy,” With Sheila de Bretteville, Lorraine Wild, Margaret Morton, and JP Williams, Museum of the City of New York, June 15, 2015

“Design and the Future of Ideas,” +1T Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 11, 2015

Design and the Typographic Experience,” SND Conference, Washington D.C., presented with Sue Apfelbaum, April 12, 2015

What is Graphic Design Anyway?” GD RISD and the Design Office, Providence, Rhode Island, December 9, 2014

Designing the Editorial Experience,” podcast interview with Sue Apfelbaum and Jeffrey Zeldman, September 28, 2014

Out of Place, Out of Time,” Colloque Internationale, Le Beau, L’Utile, Le Necessaire, Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, October 13, 2012