Join British husband and wife designers and SAIC faculty Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth at their home studio for an evening of function and fiction. Tim reveals his helpless Italophilia through monographs of celebrated design heroes with a brief foray into the films of French comedy genius Jacques Tati (Mon Oncle, Playtime). From these poets of the everyday, Jess leads us into the esoteric world of speculative futures. Inspiration for her practice creating design fictions, her shelf reveals intriguing titles such as How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu alongside classics from Arthur C Clarke and Ray Bradbury.
Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth are a Chicago-based British husband and wife team working in the realm of experimental and speculative object making. Trained as designers, Parsons and Charlesworth’s work intermingles influences from product design, fiction, science and the arts, exploring the practical, rhetorical and narrative opportunities of designed objects.
This event will take place on March 1st at 5PM. Seats are limited, please RSVP through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearth + Shelf is an event series where we ask Chicagoans to open up their homes to talk about their personal book collections.