Abraham Burickson: Design experiences, not things

 

There are no things, offers designer, writer, and director Abraham Burickson, there are only experiences. The future of design lies in abandoning the idea of the thing and prioritizing an ethics of transformation. In this compelling talk, Burickson explains how his experience working with the unusual theatre company Odyssey Works, which designs months-long performances for one-person audiences, radically altered his approach to design.