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Opened in 1989, the American Visionary Art Museum, AVAM, emphasizes art that’s defined as ‘visionary’ which is often produced by self-taught individuals whose works are conceptualized from an innate vision or inner voices that beg to be seen and heard.
Tomorrow, a race of machines—totally wacky and completely powered by people—will take place on a 15-mile route through Baltimore to the thrill of thousands of spectators.
Designed to travel on land, water, mud and sand, each sculpture is constructed out of used gears, bicycles—and just plain parts. Created by part-time tinker-ers or full-time engineers, they can be small, simple and piloted by one ‘kinetinaut’, or sophisticated well-oiled and engineered over 50’ long and powered by a team of kinetinauts/pilots.
Competition is serious for awards that are as unusual as the entries: the most coveted Mediocre Award for the sculpture that finishes right in the middle, the Next-to-the-Last Award, and for the more serious Art and Engineering awards.
Coveted spots to view the race are the first checkpoint, the Water Entry at the Korean War Memorial Park in Canton, the uphill mud-pit in Patterson Park or the not-so-quick-sand pit in Patterson Park.
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.
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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.