Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass-produced product to one's own need with a DIY sensibility. Curated by Yves Béhar (in his curatorial debut), the show is organized around six themes: crowdsourcing, platforms (and customization), blueprints (projects whose instructions are given away), hacks, incompletes (products that are meant to be finished by the owner), and modules (products made of combinable parts).
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts announces TechnoCRAFT, a major new design exhibition that charts current movements blurring the boundary between designer and consumer. Curated by acclaimed industrial designer Yves Béhar, TechnoCRAFT looks at the different ways that consumers are personalizing design in efforts to assert creativity and individuality in an age of mass-production.
Jul 10 - Oct 3, 2010; Opening Night Party: Jul 9, 8-11pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs - Sat 12pm - 8pm; Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Closed Mon-Weds except the first Tuesday of the month when the hours are 12pm - 8pm
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Yves Béhar, founder of the design agency fuseproject and curator of TechnoCRAFT: Hackers, Modders, Fabbers, Tweakers and Design in the Age of Individuality, and Sam Grawe, Editor-in-Chief of Dwell magazine, discuss the exhibition at YBCA, from its genesis to individual selected works, and the contemporary moment in design, including the nature of American design. Reception to follow, sponsored by swissnex San Francisco – a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in science, education, art, and innovation For tickets, call 415-978-ARTS (2787) or visit the link below.
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