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.
Nearly 30 million Americans nationwide are affected by the lack of access to affordable, fresh foods. Cooper Hewitt's second annual National High School Design Competition: Good For All is now open and aims to address this issue. The open-ended competition allows your idea to take many forms: it might be a product, a campaign, a space, an experience, or even a system.
An exhibition of 60 collaborative designs from throughout the United States and across borders, By the People challenges the country's persistent social and economic inequality. Curator of Socially Responsible Design, Cynthia E. Smith, conducted over two years of field research in search of design for more inclusive and sustainable communities.
BestReviews wants students to put on their thinking caps and write a 500-word (or less) essay on the following:
How can great product design positively impact the world? What have you done to showcase your passion for product design? Do you have a unique idea that can make an already existing product better with the backbone of being user friendly, safe, and effective?
Tokyo based architecture firm, Atelier Bow-Wow, investigates the living condition of people through various fieldwork and design practices. Through a series of drawings and new works based on data provided by Harvard Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design's spring show, Architectural Ethnography, will guide you to experience the firm's ecological thought on life and architecture.
Drawing on rarely seen material, Imagine Moscow presents an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital that was never realized. Large-scale architectural drawings are supported by artwork, propaganda and publications from the period. Taken together, these unbuilt projects suggest an alternative reality for the city, offering a unique insight into the culture of the time.