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.
A visual essay centered on the way that disregard for bees and the "faster, bigger, cheaper" approach to modern food production is leading to severe consequences for human survival. Through various artistic mediums, the exhibit creates a rich compilation of imagery that evokes an important and socially engaged mission.
An exhibition that investigates the structure and connections of design, as opposed to surfaces or skins. Features international mix of emerging and established designers who have found innovative, beautiful and experimental ways of joining.
Featuring dozens of key objects and works—from mid-twentieth century Japanese furniture, to familiar products from Hong Kong's manufacturing heyday, to drones, 'copied' goods, and digitally-enabled and open-source practices—this groundbreaking show illustrates how design philosophies and practices have changed from the post-Second World War period until now.
This exhibition examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became a pivotal cultural figure in Baghdad during the period of its postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s.
An exciting exploration of the development of children's toys over the past 175+ years. Travel back in time to learn how different building toys were invented, designed, and branded to become the toys that still secretly educate children today! Appropriate for all ages.
Philadelphia, PA. On view through January 26, 2017.
A photography exhibit accompanied by a site-specific installation, featuring work by artist, Charles Pétillon. Pétillon is known for his white balloon installations and resulting photography, which is a testimony of something that does not exist anymore.
Paris, France. On view through January 14, 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.