Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic
May 14

Store Stories: Exploring the History and Design of Retail

The 19th-century department store and its successor, the modern mall, have continually evolved to attract and keep consumer attention for decades. Join us as critic Alexandra Lange and Cooper Hewitt curator Emily Orr examine design’s leading role in the development and cultural impact of some of America’s most impressive shopping complexes. Sharing stories from their recent books on retail, Lange and Orr will highlight how aspects from architecture and display to urban planning and community building have shaped our shopping experiences.

This talk is being held in celebration of NYCxDesign as part of a day of programming at Brooklyn’s Industry City. Interested in more? From 12:00–2:00 p.m., join us for On Display, a hands-on workshop for ages 5–12 exploring the basic principles and elements of design to create a retail window display for an imaginary client.

3PM, Industry City Brooklyn, Courtyard 1/2, registration required

Video of this event is available here

Originally published in Cooper Hewitt