Design & Dine: An Evening with Ellen Lupton

Have you ever walked into a space and instantly felt more composed or unsettled? How did you feel when you put on a shirt that was unexpectedly super soft or rough and scratchy? Or when your server presented your dish with the flourish of delicate garnishes? All of these design components, whether intentional or involuntary, make up the user’s experience.

AIGA Baltimore invites you to a captivating presentation by curator and writer Ellen Lupton, pinpointing how sensation affects the way we perceive and interpret experiences, and our behavioral responses to them. Charles Patterson from SM+P Architects share insights from his experience in restaurant design and how it affects the senses. An award-winning architect, Charles was involved in the design for Woodberry Kitchen.

Afterwards, indulge in a carefully crafted meal at Artifact Coffee catered by award-winning Woodberry Kitchen.


Appetizers | plated at the farm table
Deviled Eggs | house spices
One Straw Farm Popcorn | butter, snake oil, JQ salt
Fall Sweet Potato Dip | served with raw vegetables & house-baked crackers

Starter | individually served
Roasted Tomato Soup | served with cheddar croutons

Mains | with a side of wilted greens
Pot Pie | Braised Beef
Spelt and Egg Noodles | shaved vegetables and farm cheese in a white wine butter sauce

Cookies & Sweets

Coffee & Tea
Decaf and herbal options also available


Members: $75
Non-Members: $85

This event is a part of Baltimore Design Week 2016.

Getting there:

Artifact Coffee is located off Union Avenue in the Union Mill Apartments building. You can park in the lot outside of Artifact Coffee, and street parking is also available nearby. Woodberry is the closest MTA Light Rail stop, and the MTA Bus Routes are convenient as well.

Credit/debit cards only — no cash or checks will be accepted.
Please note that in order to continue to provide quality programming, our policy is not to issue refunds unless an event has been cancelled.

When & Where
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Artifact Coffee
1500 Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211