The New School Archives Digital Collections

Giuseppe Zambonini papersOpen Atelier of Design Lecture Series circa 1977 - 1988

Series, KA0130_OA.01

About

In 1977, Giuseppe Zambonini founded the Open Atelier of Design (initially OADA, the Open Atelier of Design and Architecture). Originally located at 11 Worth Street, the atelier attempted to strike a balance between practice/application and theory/history. The school offered day and evening classes, as well as opportunities for students to work professionally.

A wide ranging group of prominent contemporary architects, designers, and visual artists spoke at the atelier's regularly-held lecture series. Recordings of many of these lectures, originally captured on audio cassette, are presented here.