Viewpoints With David Van Der Leer

Thursday, 15 Aug 2019 @ 7:30 PM Past Event
Viewpoints with David van der Leer
Viewpoints is The Watermill Center's year-round conversation series, granting artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to gather and discuss creative themes vital to the contemporary moment. Hosted at both its East End campus and in NYC, Viewpoints engages with the community through intriguing dialogue, artist talks, and lectures that span across disciplines.

David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL Design Decisions, is a consultant, curator, educator, moderator, researcher, strategist, and writer. His passion is reinventing the institutions of yesterdayand dreaming up the most inspirational institutions of tomorrowthrough excellent architecture and interdisciplinary programs.

van der Leer founded DVDL Design Decisions in 2018 after having worked and consulted with institutions, government agencies, corporations, and individuals for 15 years. Creative, intelligent, intuitive, and forward- looking, He has extensive experience in bringing together interdisciplinary teams to create successful design projects.

He has created, chaired, and led nearly 30 design competitions, and he has commissioned numerous design and art projects. He enjoys rethinking conventional design competition and commissioning processes, and actively promotes new practices in events like the Design Competition Conference he developed and co-chaired at Harvard University in 2015.

Members of The Watermill Center receive free admission for one throughout our 2019 Viewpoints lecture series and an invitation to a members only summer cocktail party in August. If you have not yet received the lecture series discount code, please email Click here for more information about membership at The Watermill Center and to join today!

The Summer Lecture Series is curated by Robert Wilson and administered & co-curated by Kelly Dennis and Brian OMahoney.

The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility issues or needs, please contact us at +1 631 726 4525 or email us at

photo © Guggenheim Museum, David Heald
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