A Book Signing + Conversation with ArtCenter’s Lorne Buchman and Frances Anderton

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A Book Signing + Conversation with ArtCenter’s Lorne Buchman and Frances Anderton

October 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, October 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, please join us in welcoming Lorne M. Buchman to the Helms Design Center, in conversation with Frances Anderton about his new book on creativity, Make To Know: From spaces of uncertainty to creative discovery.

Michelangelo is said to have seen “the angel in the stone” before he started chipping away at a mute block of marble. Most artists are not blessed with such creative clarity. Rather, they discover their work – art, design, writing, music – as they make it.

In his new book, Make To Know, Lorne M. Buchman, president of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, draws from interviews with artists, entrepreneurs, innovators and designers—Chris Kraus, Frank Gehry, Zack Snyder, Aimee Bender, Diana Thater, and many others–to demonstrate that creativity is almost always a process, not a lightbulb moment, that creative geniuses are truly few, and that everyone from students to professionals can “make to know” their own ability to create.

​​“This is a book of stories of writers filling blank sheets of paper, designers solving complex problems, installation artists engaging space and materials, and musicians and actors improvising composition and performance. It explores how artists talk about what the creative process itself might reveal,” says Buchman.

Buchman will share some of these stories with Frances Anderton, longtime design journalist. He will also address how design education is meeting a moment of radical social change, and what is next for himself and for ArtCenter College of Design, following Buchman’s retirement in 2022.

A book signing with Lorne Buchman will follow the talk.  Arcana: Books on the Arts will provide copies of the book for purchase during the event.

We ask all guests to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test result within 48 hours of the event date during check in. Thanks for keeping everyone safe!

About Lorne
Lorne M. Buchman is president of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, and an international leader in art and design education. He is also a theater director, dramatic literature professor, and the author of a book on filmic adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. He hosts Change Lab: Conversations on Transformation and Creativity, a podcast in which he conducts interviews with leading artists, designers, and cultural innovators. Buchman previously served on the faculty of University of California, Berkeley. He left that position to become president of California College of the Arts and later Saybrook University. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Drama and Humanities.


October 28, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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