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.
NASA is seeking proposed solutions for fecal, urine, and menstrual management systems to be used in the crew's launch and entry suits over a continuous duration of up to 144 hours. An in-suit waste management system would be beneficial for contingency scenarios or for any long duration tasks. The competition ends soon, so sit on your throne at home and start brainstorming.
Get designing! Online competition open through December 20, 2016.
Occupying the three main floors of the New Museum, Pixel Forest is the most comprehensive presentation of multimedia artist Pipillotti Rist's work in New York to date. The exhibit includes work spanning the artist's entire career, from her early single-channel videos of the 1980s, which explore the representation of the female body in popular culture, to her recent expansive video installations, which transform architectural spaces into massive dreamlike environments enhanced by hypnotic musical scores.
Remix Rememory is a site-responsive exhibition featuring works that assemble, reclaim and reimagine histories from Southeastern Queens and beyond. Remix Rememory is comprised of commissioned and participatory works, sculpture, film, and text, that bring together people, traditions, and stories to show how memories can be recaptured and preserved through actions, objects, and reframed tales.
Isamu Noguchi was among the most innovative American sculptors of the 20th century. Even as he created works that were far ahead of his time, Noguchi frequently found inspiration in ancient art and architecture-from Egyptian pyramids and Buddhist temples to Zen gardens and American Indian burial mounds. Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern explores how the ancient world shaped this artist's vision for the future.
Fungal Futures presents the work of artists and designers who develop innovative materials and applications using mycelium. The projects on show have all been developed as part of innovative research processes that operates at the intersection of design and science. The creatives, working in direct consultation with scientists, have adopted and developed unorthodox novel methodologies and techniques as part of their practice.
Enschede, Netherlands. On view through February 12, 2017.
The last Bauhaus exhibit in Paris happened all the way back in 1969. That being said, The Spirit of the Bauhaus is a nice opportunity to return to the fundamentals of the infamous school that contributed to the worldwide expansion of artistic modernity. The exhibit features over 900 pieces and takes visitors through all of the steps in the Bauhaus' education program.
Paris, France. On view through February 26, 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.