Tag Archives: exhibition

Type of (NYC) Weekend

A few type based pieces from my recent NYC visit.

Kay Rosen WIDE AND DEEP at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (closing March 10)

Paula Scher maps (thanks Ally!) at Bryce Wolkowitz gallery (closed Feb. 18)

at MoMA (closing May 14)

Sophie Calle (Exquisite Pain) at Paula Cooper Gallery (closed Feb. 25)


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.

Pre MoMA – Talk to Me

if you have homework due, do not click on the link below.
It’s addictive.
MoMA – Talk to Me

The purpose of design began to shift in the late 20th century from utility toward a more holistic combination of purpose and meaning.
Thus far, 21st-century culture is centered on interaction:
“I communicate, therefore I am” is the defining affirmation of contemporary existence, and objects and systems that were once charged only with formal elegance and functional soundness are now also expected to have personalities. Contemporary designers do not just provide function, form, and meaning, but also must draft the scripts that allow people and things to develop and improvise a dialogue.

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

Exhibition Design Studio – Spring 2011

Exhibit Design students toured Creative Capital exhibit at Design Museum Boston today. Derek Cascio and Sam Aquillino, founders and directors of DMB, shared process and insights about envisioning creative, engaging public art and design education for Boston and New England. Walking us through a variety of design disciplines Sam and Derek presented projects and displays from OXO, Proverb, Korn Design and CBT Architects, and many more, all of great impact from the Boston area. Both Derek and Sam discussed story telling as a leading thread in curating any exhibition as well as innovative potential exhibition spaces around the city. Thanks so much guys!

Sam (back) discussing CBT Architects project, Derek on the left

This visit follows an earlier February trip to MIT museum exploring the MIT150 exhibition designed by Malcolm Grear Designers with an introduction by curator Debbie Douglas, and a peek at Types We Can Make (MIT Compton gallery) exhibition, a selection of contemporary Swiss type design curated by ECAL.

MIT150 exhibition

Types We Can Make: Swiss Contemporary Typography

Though spring semester is almost over, if you’re hanging around Boston, don’t miss the 2011 Boston Cyberarts Festival, starting this weekend! Highly recommended, check out schedule of events to plan your tour.

Be Careful to Take Risks

With another (busy) semester ahead, I was contemplating about my ability to dedicate time to Room357. But, after a long silent break, we’re back.
As always, any contribution will be happily posted!
Happy spring semester!

Bruce Mau Design sharing An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth.

A great opportunity to be reminded of the Massive Change exhibition by Bruce Mau Design and the Institute Without Boundaries.

New Voices, Unique Visions – exhibition opportunity

AIGA Boston presents the Best of Student Community:

We invite all undergraduate, recent graduates from Spring 2010, and graduate graphic design students to participate in this juried show. School projects, internship and pro-bono work created between August 2009–November 2010 are eligible.

Students must be currently enrolled at an accredited community college, college or university. Recently graduated seniors from Spring 2010 can only submit work that was created in school—for instance, a senior thesis or capstone project. (This can include work from an internship, or pro-bono work completed while you were a student.)

Information here!