Max Pluenneke speaks at Design Forum. Born in the Midwest, alum Max Pluenneke grew up in the rug business, cleaning and repairing rugs at his family's gallery. Before coming to Kush Rugs he studied Graphic Design at Loyola University New Orleans. His designs are informed by traditional Persian/Armenian rugs he saw while working in his grandfather's shop, in conversation with modern methods and contemporary art. 5:20 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. Free.