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Friday
May042012

only in baltimore: AVAM's kinetic sculpture race

photo by: kslee What: AVAM’s 14th Kinetic Sculpture Race
When: Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am
Where: The American Visionary Art Museum

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.

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.

Friday
Sep302011

recycled book sale: miami

photo by: kate*What: Annual Recycled Book Sale
When: now thru October 2, 2011
Where: Lowe Museum Store, Miami

Take this is opportunity to support the Lowe
Art Museum—you may find an art book you can’t live without!

All proceeds benefit the museum. For more information—including donation information—contact the museum store.

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
Sep162011

ostalgia: new york

photo by: shinya What: Ostalgia
When: extended thru October 2, 2011
Where: New Museum, New York

Twenty years ago—after the fall of the Berlin Wall—a process of dissolution led to the breakup of the Soviet Union and many other countries that had been united under Communist governments.

From the Baltic republics to the Balkans, from Central Europe to Central Asia, entire regions and nations were reconfigured, their constitutions rewritten, their borders redrawn.

From the German word ostalgie—a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc—this exhibit highlights art created in and about countries most affected by the dissolution.

Extended through October 2, it’s an opportunity to peek inside the psychological landscape in which individuals and entire societies negotiated new relationships to history, geography, and ideology.