Event Highlights: DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013
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- Uganda is a country ravaged by the effects of civil war, and a place where HIV/AIDS and contaminated drinking water result in a high incidence of death, especially among children.
- Much like great design, great meals are considered by most to be an art.
Picnic By Design is an exciting new summer soiree benefiting DIFFA. Guests will enjoy an urban picnic and movie night with their fully equipped picnic basket for two, designed by renowned New York Talents. Don't miss your chance to take part in this exciting new event!
Dinner: 6.30 - 8 pm. | Cocktail: 8-11 pm.
Join Dwell as the Official Media Sponsor! Click here for more information about how to attend.
- The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries.
- What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour?
- Opening tonight is From Now to Eternity, a show focusing on plastics with work by a collection of designers, including FAT, Tomoko Azumi, Stuart Haygarth and Committee.
An exhibition exploring the spaces of quarantine:
From Chernobyl's Zone of Exclusion to the artificial quarantine islands of the New York archipelago, and from camps set up to house HIV+ Haitian refugees at Guantánamo Bay to the modified Airstream trailer within which returning Apollo astronauts once waved at President Nixon, the landscapes of quarantine are as varied as they are unexpected.
Landscapes of Quarantine features new works by a multi-disciplinary group of eighteen artists, designers, and architects, each of whom was inspired by one or more of the physical, biological, ethical, architectural, social, political, temporal, and even astronomical dimensions of quarantine.
Joe Alterio / Front Studio - Yen Ha, Michi Yanagishita & Joshua Cummings / David Garcia Studio / Scott Geiger / Joseph Grima / Katie Holten / Jeffrey Inaba & C-LAB / Mimi Lien / Kevin Slavin / Brian Slocum / Smudge Studio - Jamie Kruse & Elizabeth Ellsworth / Amanda Spielman & Jordan Spielman / Richard Mosse / Daniel Perlin / Thomas Pollman
The opening reception will showcase a one-night-only, inflatable quarantine prosthesis attached to Storefront's façade, designed by architects Jeffrey Inaba and Joseph Grima, as well as a range of beers generously donated by Brooklyn Brewery.
During the exhibition, a series of quarantine-inspired dinners will be hosted at the gallery. As envisioned by Michael Cirino of A razor, a shiny knife, the events will feature quarantine-aged meats, layered encapsulated flavors and other themed edibles. Ticketing details will be announced soon.
- “How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks.