Category Archives: Impact

Andrea Bowers – New Woman’s Survival Guide

Andrea Bowers // Andrew Kreps gallery (closed Jan. 7, 2012)

“The exhibition centers on an independently produced 1973 manual for everyday living entitled The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book, which was the result of firsthand research and reporting compiled from around the United States. It presented practical information on topics ranging from art, birth control, and health centers, to divorce, self-defense, and unionizing. Bowers’s contribution is to quite literally interlace more recent feminist and progressive activism into its pages.”

Andrea Bowers catalog for Nothing is Neutral (2006)
Designed by Jon Sueda and Gail Swanlund – via Stripe SF 


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Activism & giving back*

Dear senior class,
Anna O. heard (Ally?!) about your activism projects and provided the following links. Thanks Anna!
*Giving back is when ex-seniors email me with inspiring links to share with current seniors. Anna O. – you’re an honorary room 357’er!

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum exhibit (on view at the UN headquarter lobby):

Design with the Other 90%: CITIES features sixty projects, proposals, and solutions that address the complex issues arising from the unprecedented rise of informal settlements in emerging and developing economies.

Read NY Times article (research!) and click below to view exhibit website, featuring themes and solutions around the world.

Occupy thyself

Occupy Designvisual tools for the 99 percent infographics

thank you Ally C. for sharing!

Occupy together – make a better poster!


Lincoln Center through October 23. Highly recommended!
IBM’s THINK exhibit shares a narrative about how we can improve the way we live and work. Data wall, film and interactive experience, featuring design from print through interactive.
Also, see 100 icons of progress.
Data Wall

Data Wall

Immersive film

Followed by an interactive experiece

Gil exploring @interactive experience

Illustrated visuals bridge film and interactive experience

Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink Exhibit

Another exciting initiative from Design Museum Boston (reminder: spring 2011 exhibit design class visit to Creative Capital) collaborating with students to educate consumers about the products they buy.
Stay tuned!

Opening tonight: August 11, 2011, 7:30pm
Open to the Public August 12-25, 2011, Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11-6
Prudential Center – Huntington Arcade

Designers (re)action

Reacting to current events, visual commentary following devastating events in Japan, is posted everywhere. Click to help. Design to help.
My thoughts are with friends back in Japan and their families.

Delphine Perrot
Delphine Perrot via DeZeen

W + K Studio

W + K Studio via DeZeen

Mike Perry Studio
Mike Perry Studio via  email

More posters via Rene Wanner’s Poster page