The Toyota Lecture Series in Design was established through a generous $1 million endowment gift to the College for Creative Studies from Toyota Motor Company. The endowment is used to bring prominent designers and scholars in all fields of design to speak at CCS.
Previous Toyota Lecturers include Hideichi Misonom, Shiro Nakamura, Alexander Gelman, April Greiman, Wahei Hirai, Kevin Hunter, Syd Mead, Daniel Pink, Karim Rashid, Chris Lefteri, Matthew Crawford, Stephen Burks, Stefan Sielaff, Kyle Cooper, Ezio Manzini and Min Wang.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Paul Snyder, Associate Professor and Paul and Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, and Institutional Advancement
Makram El Kadi, Principal & Founder, L.E.F.T
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Doug Kisor, Professor of Graphic Design
Stefan Siegal, Founder, Not Just a Label
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Aki Choklat, Associate Professor and Chair of Fashion Accessories Design
Joe Baratelli, Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Mark Zapico, Associate Professor and Chair of Advertising Department
Cynthia E. Smith