Stuart Kendall is a writer, editor, and translator working at the intersections of modern and contemporary design, visual culture, poetics and ecology. His books include The Ends of Art and Design, Georges Bataille, and twelve volumes of translations of poetry, philosophy, and visual and cultural criticism. His edited or co-edited works include Clayton Eshleman: The Whole Art, Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy, and a special issue of Boom: A Journal of California devoted to contemporary California design. Jerome Rothenberg praised his version of the Mesopotamian Gilgamesh poems as the “exemplary version for our time.” Stuart has advanced degrees in philosophy, comparative religious studies, and comparative literature bringing a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach to contemporary design practice. He has taught at SUNY Stony Brook, Boston University, Stanford University, and the California College of the Arts and given lectures at colleges, universities, conferences, and colloquia around the United States. Stuart is currently the President of the Design Studies Forum, a College Art Association Affiliated Society that promotes the study of design history, theory and practice.
Associate Professor, Design