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Friday
Oct282011

design with the other 90% exhibit: new york

photo by: edwin.11What: Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
When: now through January 9, 2012
Where: The United Nations

The Cooper-Hewitt’s first installment of this exhibit debuted in 2007—the groundbreaking Design for the Other 90%—and continues to focus on the world’s population outside metropolitan areas, often not the beneficiaries of trained designers or urban planners.

Most recently, and for the first time, the population balance has shifted putting the majority in urban environments. This rapid urban growth is beginning with informal settlements, or slums, and currently about
1 billion people live in them—in the next
20 years, that population is expected to double.

In this second installment of the exhibit, CITIES features 60 projects, proposals and solutions focused on this projected growth and its demands. Exploring everything from urban planning, affordable housing and education, to migration, sanitation and public health—no issue is insignificant when multiplied by the millions it will affect.

As part of this exhibit, these invaluable conversations will continue through an online database which will enable communities to design solutions with the guidance, experience, and/or advice of others who have been through or face similar challenges.

Tuesday
Oct182011

talk to me exhibit: new york

photo by: ElAlispruz What: Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects
When: now thru November 7, 2011
Where: MoMA

Communication is what this exhibition is all about so Talk to Me features a vast array of objects and concepts we interact with—from furniture and physical products, devices and tools, computer and machine interfaces, websites and video games to installations and environments that create emotional reactions.

Many of these objects are gateways or interpreters allowing us to expand our world beyond the here and now. To see ideas that were inspired by the exhibit, check out beyond the galleries at moma.org.

Friday
Sep302011

international AIDS poster exhibit: atlanta

photo by: misocrazy What: Graphic Intervention: 25 years of International AIDS Posters
When: October 2, 2011 thru January 1, 2012
Where: Museum of Design, Atlanta

As a tool to educate society, graphic posters were drafted worldwide by government agencies, community activists, grassroots organizations and motivated citizens.

From rich and developed countries to poor and underdeveloped—these poster graphics express similar messages using vastly different approaches to aid local populations in the understanding of this highly complex subject.

Friday
Jun032011

design is human: atlanta

photo by: mdwombatWhat: Design is Human
When: June 6-12, 2011
Where: All Around Atlanta

Modern Atlanta, MA, believes that design in itself is human—and their mission is to promote design excellence that not only satisfies the needs of humanity, it also inspires and encourages sustainable practices.

MA’s goal is to create a network within the communities of architecture and design, retail and trade, industry and academia, the arts, and NPO foundations; and the event attracts a diverse range of speakers, exhibitors and attendees willing to push the boundaries of design towards these ends.

This is a unique creative collaboration to support CARE, an international organization focused on empowering African women and children in need. Help support their efforts to further the work of Care International by checking it out this weekend.

Friday
Apr152011

milan 2011: audience participation

Coming to Milan for the Salone, is not just about the Salone. Time spent outside the fair—walking the streets of Zona Tortona, Brera and Lambrate—is equally important.

Each area is an extension of the fair with large and small scale exhibits in old factories, city apartments, on the streets… this is what fulfills the declaration that ‘the city is the Salone’.

Yesterday we walked a few miles in Zona Tortona, today we will see Brera and Lambrate. We know we’ll see many new designs, colors, artwork…but it’s the audience participation projects that draw in the visitor, making us part of the Salone as well. Bravo and mille grazie Milan!