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Vitra Design Museum to present Victor Papanek's first largest retrospective exhibition

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2018 • 818

Vitra Design Museum to present Victor Papanek's first largest retrospective exhibition

The Vitra Design Museum will present the first large retrospective focussing on the designer, author, and activist Victor J. Papanek, the exhibition, named "Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design", will open on September 29, 2018 and be on view until March 10, 2019 at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Papanek was one of the 20th Century’s most influential pioneers of a socially and ecologically oriented approach to design beginning in the 1960s. His key work, "Design for the Real World" (1971), remains the most widely read book about design ever published. In it, Papanek makes a plea for inclusion, social justice, and sustainability – themes of greater relevance for today’s design than ever before. The exhibition inc (...)

Call for Registrations - DesignDC 2018: Constructing An Equitable Future

Saakshi Terway • Jul 12, 2018 • 144

Call for Registrations - DesignDC 2018: Constructing An Equitable Future

DesignDC, the annual three-day regional conference that focuses on the unique challenges posed by working in the D.C. Metro area for architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and will be held on October 2-4, 2018 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The theme for this year's event is Constructing an Equitable Future. The conference intends to analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age.

Day 1 and Day 2 include educational sessions and trade show exhibits at the Washington Convention Center, (...)

CitiesAlive Conference will explore Innovation and Solutions for Urban Challenges in New York

WA Contents • Jul 12, 2018 • 654

CitiesAlive Conference will explore Innovation and Solutions for Urban Challenges in New York

CitiesAlive, a forum for Innovation and Solutions to Urban Challenges, will be held in New York City between September 24-28, 2018, by discussing these key questions with architects, city experts and professionals from different disciplines: What is the future of our city regions?

Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?

Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between 'us and them'?

Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities?

Susannah Drake, Founding Principal, DLANDstudio, Ken Yeang, Principal, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang, Alan Steel, President & CEO, New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, Javits Center, Rafael Espinal, Cou (...)

Snarkitecture fills the Great Hall of the National Building Museum with interactive rooms and objects

WA Contents • Jul 6, 2018 • 1298

Snarkitecture fills the Great Hall of the National Building Museum with interactive rooms and objects

New York-based collaborative design practice Snarkitecture has opened its new exhibition at the historic Great Hall of the National Building Museum in Washington, the interactive exhibition, titled as Fun House, has opened to the public on July 4 and will be on view till September 3, 2018 to provide a playful environment for the visitors.

Titled Fun House, it is the latest in the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Partyseries of temporary structures inside its historic Great Hall, the exhibition will be complemented by a full schedule of programs and special events, starting from July 6, 2018 to August 29, 2018.

Fun House is Snarkitecture’s first comprehensive museum exhibition, examining the prolific activities of the studio (...)

Sou Fujimoto's "Futures Of The Future" exhibition presents mesmerizing models at Japan House London

WA Contents • Jul 4, 2018 • 1191

Sou Fujimoto's

Acclaimed Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto's new exhibition presents a series of mesmerizing models at the Japan House London Gallery, held in collaboration with Tokyo’s Toto Gallery.

The exhibition showcases the architect's not only current projects but also Fujimoto’s architectural experiments for the future asking the visitor to share in imagining a variety of futures of the future.

Image © Japan House London, Sou Fujimoto Futures of the Future - Taiwan Tower

The language of the exhibition is quite simple and pure but sensitively presents all the models with a high level of striking plasticity. The exhibition, titled "Sou Fujimoto: Futures of the Future", has opened on June 22 and will be on (...)

This exhibition combines automation and architecture to explore the potentials of generative drawing

WA Contents • Jun 26, 2018 • 628

This exhibition combines automation and architecture to explore the potentials of generative drawing

A new exhibition, called "auto-màtic", has brought technology and drawing lovers at the same medium, the new exhibition has opened its doors to the public at the Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain.

The "auto-màtic" exhibition, hosted at the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, a former Renaissance convent in the heart of Barcelona’s La Rambla, converted into a contemporary art centre, addresses the limits and potential of generative drawing, by exploring how the Automation Revolution is shaping the work of architects, designers and creatives.

The research was developed within the framework of Machinic Protocols, a project directed by Edouard Cabay, within IAAC's Master’s in Advanced Architecture: "the title ‘au (...)

International Summer School on Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Emina Camdzic • Jun 22, 2018 • 1099

International Summer School on Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Focusing on the post-war artistic production from Bosnia-Herzegovina, an international summer school on contemporary art will be held in Sarajevo from 25th to 30th June 2018.

The summer school Kuma is open to students, graduates and also professionals from the field of art, history, curatorship, architecture, museology as well as other relevant fields. With students such as from Italy, France, Slovenia, Germany, Denmark, Great Britain and United States, the school will give a chance to engage with local art workers, explore museums, artists' studios and galleries, while addressing contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma.

With international lecturers, photographers, film-makers and visual arti (...)

An Extensive Look Into "Coding The World" At Pompidou Center

Ka Ki Lee • Jun 22, 2018 • 606

An Extensive Look Into

While technologies and coding become one of the hottest topics within artists and architects' world today, it is not hard to find the word "code", "tech", "AI" in your art exhibition leaflets. Artists, musicians, film makers, fashions designers, architects and more, are exploring the unlimited using their ability to code, which is faster, which allows us to analyse and handle complex and mass information. But what does it means for us?

As part of "Mutations/Créations", the new exhibition "Coder le monde" from June till August 27 at the Pompidou Center in Paris presented six timelines on different art and creative disciplines in order to provide an overall interpretation of what makes a digital culture. Mutations/Créations is a s (...)

Naked Eye by NONOTAK: A tribute to the International Day of Light

Saakshi Terway • Jun 21, 2018 • 1185

Naked Eye by NONOTAK: A tribute to the International Day of Light

Latest immersive exhibition at ARTECHOUSE by Paris based artist studio Nonotak makes you lose all sense of space. Blurring the lines between the real and the virtual, Naked Eyes is a choreography of lights.

"Art is not something to look at, it’s something to feel. That is one of the ideas that infuses much of the work created by Nonotak Studio, who see their work not as interactive machines, but as pieces that are alive in their own right," said the Creators.

Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto merged architecture and sculpture to create an unearthly light and sound instillation by using an impressive combination of the cutting edge visual technology. They unify space, sound, and visual specificity that overwhelm the phys (...)

Fab City Summit 2018 Will Hit This Summer in Paris

Ka Ki Lee • Jun 20, 2018 • 920

Fab City Summit 2018 Will Hit This Summer in Paris

The third edition of the Fab City Summit will be hosted by Fab City Grand Paris Association and the Paris City Council, the Fab City Summit 2018 will take place in coming July. The Fab City Summit 2018 is an invitation to take part of the transformation towards a more sustainable and accessible future for the cities that become locally productive and globally connected through collaboration and disruptive technologies. On 12 and 13th of July, the Fab City Conference will discuss the path towards the future of productive cities. And from 14 to 22 July, the Fab City Campus will take place in La Villette.

Fab City is a movement that aims to transform the way we consume and produce almost anything in cities, making them more sustainable (...)