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Educated Guess (EG) is a research and design organization concerned with humanity's relationship to machines, images, and cities.
Conceived in 2018 as a "liberal arts school for everyday people", Educated Guess garnered attention initially through this public lecture series. Serving over 45,000 humans across 18 countries, the series (archived in 2022) covers topics of personal growth, design practice, and art history. These lectures have been consumed virtually and collectively–resulting in collaborations with Adidas, School, Research + Development, Soho House, A Ma Maniere, SVA, ADF, et al. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/educated-guess/support

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Educated Guess (EG) is a research and design organization concerned with humanity's relationship to machines, images, and cities.
Conceived in 2018 as a "liberal arts school for everyday people", Educated Guess garnered attention initially through this public lecture series. Serving over 45,000 humans across 18 countries, the series (archived in 2022) covers topics of personal growth, design practice, and art history. These lectures have been consumed virtually and collectively–resulting in collaborations with Adidas, School, Research + Development, Soho House, A Ma Maniere, SVA, ADF, et al. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/educated-guess/support

    Leaning Into the Mundane (ft. Lütjens Padmanabhan) | Ep. 221

    Leaning Into the Mundane (ft. Lütjens Padmanabhan) | Ep. 221

    Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten was established by Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan in 2007. The recent work of the practice focuses on housing in the residential districts surrounding the cities of Zürich, Basel and Munich. 

    Despite their love for a more refined, urbane architecture, Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan have light-heartedly embraced the fact that most of their commissions are set in the mundane anonymity of suburbia. Their interest in complex architectural expression has distanced the practice from the craft-oriented mainstream of Swiss architecture. 

    The current projects explore the impossible task of reconciling the autonomy of the exterior facade with the typological uncertainty of interior spaces and loose urban contexts.
    After teaching assignments at ETH Zürich and TU Munich Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan are currently teaching as guest professors at EPF Lausanne.


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    A New Model for Design Studios (ft. UnderConsideration, LLC.) | Ep. 220

    A New Model for Design Studios (ft. UnderConsideration, LLC.) | Ep. 220

    Established in 2007, UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating their own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work.

    Since 2002, they have been publishing content online, starting with the design blog Speak Up, that ran through 2009 and was one of the most active, entertaining, and well-regarded blogs, even earning a spot in the Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Triennial in 2006 — the only blog included in the exhibition.

    Their most popular blog, Brand New, was launched in 2006 and has grown to be the leading site for opinions on logo and identity redesigns with a readership of over 1.25 million page views a month and, like its predecessor, it was also the only blog included in Graphic Design: Now in Production, co-organized by the Walker Art Center and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Active blogs in their network include Art of the Menu, FPO (For Print Only), and Quipsologies.

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    When the Message is Beyond the Medium (ft. Robert Newman) | Ep. 219

    When the Message is Beyond the Medium (ft. Robert Newman) | Ep. 219

    Robert Newman is a painter, director, and designer. After graduating from Morehouse College in 2014, Robert moved to Harlem to continue both his career as an artist and his career on Wall Street (Morgan Stanley and Neuberger Berman). 

    His work has been featured in galleries, events, and museums across the city of New York and internationally. In addition to producing his own shows, he has also worked with a number of global organizations to advance the arts. Some of the organizations include, but aren't limited to: 


    Verizon Media
    The Museum at Fit
    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of NYC
    Broadway Advocacy Coalition 
    Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
    And More

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    How to Re-contextualize Your Upbringing (ft. Curry Hackett) | Ep. 218

    How to Re-contextualize Your Upbringing (ft. Curry Hackett) | Ep. 218

    Curry Hackett is a transdisciplinary designer, public artist, and educator. His practice, Wayside Studio is formerly based in Washington, DC, and currently operates out of Knoxville, TN collaborates with communities and organizations to engage matters pertaining to culture, infrastructure, ecology, and the public realm.

    Noteworthy work includes the Howard Theatre Walk of Fame, the DC High Water Mark system, the DC Clean Rivers Project, and his ongoing research project Drylongso, which explores the relationship between Blackness, food, plants, and land.

    He has lectured at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carleton University, Howard University, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Maryland College Institute of Art.

    Currently, Hackett is an adjunct architecture professor at University of Tennessee after spending several years teaching at his alma mater, Howard University, Yale, and Carleton Universities in Spring 2021  in partnership with the anti-racist design justice school, Dark Matter University.

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    All We Have are 5 Seconds | Ep. 217

    All We Have are 5 Seconds | Ep. 217

    Why aren't we able to be decisive? How come it takes us such a long time to mull over critical decisions? And, why do we choose to procrastinate in hopes of receiving some grand revelation in the future? In this episode, we uncover a critical rule of thumb that will help you overcome guilt, decision fatigue, and low self-esteem. 

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    How to Make & Keep Promises in Your Creative Life | Ep. 216

    How to Make & Keep Promises in Your Creative Life | Ep. 216

    Commitment is not a decision--it is a lifestyle adjustment. If you were to look back at your life for the past 10 years, then you'd probably find that your only regrets seem to come in scenarios when you weren't able to keep a promise to yourself. Why is it that we have such a difficult time keeping our own promises? Why are pledges different than commitments? And, why can every creative problem related to a life problem?

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Customer Reviews

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jblakley11 ,

Amazing podcast for those wanting to GROW

I must say that I am one who is always looking for a new pod. I’m constantly looking to improve myself, develop, grow, and progress. Educated Guess is so centering, so moving, so informative, so peaceful, so important, so necessary. Since discovering the podcast, I can’t stop listening!! I am more impressed by the delivery of learnings on how best to navigate our space - our individual and collective worlds. I’m writing this review super inspired, mostly empowered. Justin gives you power in his words and I’m sooo grateful for discovering Educated Guess!

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