Janet Abrams


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Job Title:


  • Director and Editor

Bio:


  • ISEA1997

    Janet Abrams is Creative Director of Leading Questions, a New York consultancy producing events and research on design, new media and urbanism. Janet is Program Director for the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ 1997 National Conference, taking place in New Orleans this November, and Editor of Rethinking Design 4: Medium, a journal published by Mohawk Mills to coincide with the AIGA conference. She is Contributing Editor for I.D. Magazine, and a contributor to many other journals, including frieze,Sight & Sound, Archis, Lotus, Domus and Blueprint. Janet curates and hosts the DIALogue series at the Cooper Union, and this spring, she was co-producer (with Kristi Van Riet) of Doors on Tour, the first phase of a new program of international workshops and conferences on leading edge web design, held in Amsterdam; the pro­ject is initiated by the Netherlands Design Institute as an offshoot of its Doors of Perception annual conference. With product designer Don Carr, Janet co-produces the Long Lake Design Camp, an invitational annual retreat on design futures, held for the second time this past Labor Day weekend in the northern Adirondacks.Janet holds a Ph.D. in Architectural History,Theory and Criticism from Princeton University, and a B.Sc. in Architecture from University College, London. She is a Trustee of the Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture, and a faculty member of the Yale University School of Art, Maser’s in Graphic Design program.


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