Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.
The long-standing design competition returns with its 2017 prompt: Imagine a counterfactual scenario from the history of money that reimagines how money could have developed if things had gone differently. For example, What if Aristotle had died before writing his observations of the ancient Greek currency system, would Plato's money-free utopias have become more influential? Or in the context of tracked electronic payments, would it have been better if the digital wallets from the 90's, like Mondex or Visa cash, became the standard?
Get designing! Online competition open through March 1, 2017.
R & Company is currently showing the fifth edition of their acclaimed exhibition, The Objects Biennial. The works in the exhibition run the gamut from vessels, objects for the home, and toys, to small furniture, ceramics, and sculptural works. Along with the variety of objects, you can also expect to experience a wide range of materials and techniques used to create them.
New York, NY. On view through January 5, 2017.
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Step Into the World of Emerging Designers At: A&D ANNUAL
UNSW Art & Design's ANNUAL is Australia's largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work. Encompassing multi-site exhibitions and screenings, the A&D ANNUAL features an unmatched array of new work by participating creatives spanning everything from installation, animation and graphic design to furniture, digital media and film, design for social innovation and more.
Paddington, Australia. On view through December 10, 2016.
Join Melting Butter Studios in celebrating the book launch of photographer Paul Barbera's Where They Create Japan, a book providing insight into the environment and working process of the most creative minds in Japan through beautiful imagery.
New York, NY. Event runs from 7PM to 10PM on December 1, 2016.
The art deco period is known for blending modern decorative arts with industrial design and is synonymous with luxury and glamour. This exhibit explores how the automobile, a rapidly evolving mechanical child of the 20th century, became the perfect metal canvas upon which to express the popular art deco style.
This competition invites architects and engineers to submit their design for a high-rise building that integrates its enclosure with its structure. Substituting a hybrid frame and skin structure for the typical aluminum and glass curtain wall can eliminate material that is structurally inert in typical buildings, minimizing the materials used in the building's construction. The design judged to exhibit the greatest innovation, efficiency, and aesthetic integrity will be awarded a $15,000 cash prize.
Get designing! Online competition open through February 1, 2017.
Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.
Emily is a freelance writer based in NYC with an interest in all things design, specifically the design process. When she's not writing about design, Emily can either be found taking care of her 31 houseplants, going on "nature" walks in her neighborhood or studying Japanese. Before going freelance, Emily was an Editor at Core77.