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.
Buckminster Fuller issued an urgent call for a design science revolution to "make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone." Answering this call is what the Fuller Challenge is all about. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the unique prize that encourages applicants to take a full systems approach to solving real-world problems.
Online competition. Submit your entries before March 31, 2017.
This exhibition unites 21 visionary architects and landscape architects to address one of the great mysteries at Olana State Historic Site: the summer house. In the 1886 "Plan of Olana," a detailed blueprint of Frederic Church's vision for his large-scale designed landscape, the plan's details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled "Summer House" for which there is no documentary evidence.
Design has been evolving, rapidly changing our concept of what design is, what designers do, and how design creates value for organizations and society. In this webinar discussion, frog VP of Design, Fabio Sergio will briefly introduce the expanding role of design, providing examples and practical advice on how to embrace design as a strategic asset. This webcast is free and open to anyone!
IIT's Open House takes place this week! During the event, Helen Tong, consumer insights manager at SC Johnson, will share her experiences at ID and how she has utilized her skills to develop her career and become a more holistic problem solver. Guests will also have an opportunity to participate in breakout sessions with staff, students, and faculty and tour their space and view materials developed in current courses.
Beverly Buchanan explored the relationship between place and personal, historical and geological memory. This exhibit presents approximately 200 objects, including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, and notebooks of the artist's writing as well as documentation of performances. A new video installation of her existing earthworks is presented for the first time.
This prestigious awards program is the world's leading international annual juried competition for design. The A' Design Accolades are organized in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and established professionals.
Online competition open through February 28, 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.