Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
- In Talca, Chile, over 50 wine barrels started a second life in 2006—though neither as planters nor avatars.
Finnish wood is the focus of the Light | Wood design exhibition in Santiago de Chile in January. This exhibition, one of the main events of Design Biennial in Chile, shows furniture and lighting fixtures from eighteen Finnish designers and craftspersons. The exhibition is curated by Kirsi Gullichsen and produced by Design Forum Finland.
Light | Wood 3–13 January 2013, Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho
Bienal de Diseño Chile, Santiago de Chile
- This weekend, I attended Compostmodern, a conference hosted by the AIGA SF that discussed the role of designers and the future of the profession with respect to sustainability.
Organized by MoMA, the exhibition focuses on 11 major architectural projects in underserved communities around the world: Alabama, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Lebanon, Los Angeles, Paris, South Africa, Southern California, and Venezuela. Confronting inequality via the tools of design, these architectural projects engage social, economic, and political conditions by developing post-utopian architectural interventions beginning with an understanding of and deference to a community. In each of these projects, ranging from schools to housing to community centers to infrastructural interventions, the architect is as much a moderator of social processes as a designer of a structure.
The exhibition runs from October 3, 2010 to January 3, 2011 in the third floor galleries.