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'9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA

Spanning utopian works from the 1960s to a performance piece examining present-day domestic spaces, the exhibition 9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design at the Museum of Modern Art offers a critical look at modern architecture's activist potential. The show, organized by curator Pedro Gadanho (featured in "In Living Color," June 2012) and curatorial assistant Margot Weller, posits that there's currently a rebirth of political engagement in architecture that hearkens back to the early 20th century avant garde. The exhibition, open until March 25, features works grappling with radicalism, iconoclasm, social borders, public space, and the politics of shelter. "This is not an exhibition about protagonists, movements, buildings, or specific designs; it is, rather, about a cultural practice that reacts to and comments upon the conditions of its time," states the introductory text. If you can't make to MoMA, spy six of the featured works in the following slideshow and catch a video of the performance piece Ikea Disobedients here.
February 6, 2013

Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary Event

Dwell is pleased to announce our media sponsorship of Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary event, "Turning Silver into Green," happening February 13th, 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco.
January 23, 2013
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Join Dwell and Zinc Details for 'Design Resolutions'

If you're going to be in San Francisco this week, please join us as we ring in a new year dedicated to good design! Enjoy an idea-packed discussion, "Design Resolutions: Six Principles of Good Design," with Dwell Media and Designers Lauren Geremia and Lorena Siminovich at SF's own Zinc Details, along with drinks, eats, and an exclusive, discounted Dwell-curated vignette.  
January 16, 2013
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Dwell Conversations: Prefab's Progress

In our Dec/Jan 2013 Prefab issue, we visited two Bay Area prefab homes built on unconventional sites, discovering along the way that you don't need a crane or a fortune to make prefab work for you. To celebrate the issue, and the opening of Aether Apparel's new customized-shipping-container storefront in San Francisco's Hayes Valley, Dwell and AETHERsf are throwing a party to eat, drink, and talk prefab.
December 28, 2012
Dwell and DDG Holiday Party event at 345 Meatpacking

Dwell & DDG Holiday Party at 345meatpacking

This Monday, Dwell co-hosted a holiday celebration of design at DDG's newly unveiled 345meatpacking condoplex in New York City. The 37-unit condo building was shrouded in a Yayoi Kusama covering until its unveiling last week, and the event gave attendees the opportunity to peek inside the 11-story building fronted in hand-laid Kolumba brick imported from Denmark. The building is topped with a three-story bronze exterior and rooftop garden. 
December 12, 2012
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Dwell Chats with Resolution: 4 Architecture

At a Dwell Meetup event Tuesday, architect Joeseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture joined editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron in New York City to talk prefab in all its forms. The conversation was held in light of the latest Dwell issue, Prefab Comes Home, which features Tanney's creative prefab work. As Dameron told the crowd, “There is no one way to look at prefab.” And the conversation that followed supported the sentiment. Dameron began by highlighting prefab projects in the issue, starting with the cover story, a prefab cottage built on Block Island by architect Jens Risom. She then spoke at length about the Habitat '67 project, a prefab apartment complex built in Montreal by architect Moshe Safdie and also highlighted in the magazine. “We wanted to show what's possible inside of these concrete bunkers,” she says, referring to the owner's freedom to transform and combine the boxy units of the apartment complex. The apartment featured in the magazine is a creative, modern work: “Owners that were excited to show their own interpretation of the building,” says Dameron.
December 7, 2012
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Design Miami and Partners in Design

It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean mistletoe and merriment. We’re referring to Design Miami, the annual fair that gathers together a global network of influential galleries, curators, designers, collectors, and critics to celebrate collectible design of the past century. And 2012 is bound to be an exceptional event. What makes this year especially noteworthy is the collaboration between Design Miami and the online creative haven of contemporary art, known as The result is an interactive, up-close-and-personal experience of the design fair, available to anyone with an Internet connection.
December 6, 2012
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Pratt Institute at 125

Last week marked the opening of a new Pratt Institute exhibition celebrating 125 iconic works of art and design made by the school's alumni and faculty over the last 125 years. At turns suprising and educational, the anniversary show is a snapshot of Pratt's sprawling academic influence and includes everyone from artist Eva Hesse (who majored in advertising design) to graphic designer Robert Brownjohn, Chrysler Building architect William Van Alen, photographer and Steiglitz pal Gertrude Kasebier, and logo designer Paul Rand—not to mention the engineer who designed Charles Lindbergh's airplane. Take a walk through design history as we present a few of the works on display. 
December 3, 2012
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Antibodies: The Campanas in Palm Springs

Making its only West Coast stop before shipping out to Mexico and Japan, Antibodies: The Works of Fernando and Humberto Campana, 1999-2009 is currently on view at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, California. The Campana Brothers have been at the fore of the design world not just for their playful forms and embrace of overlooked materials (stuffed animals, anyone?), but because the Brazilian duo has continued to surprise. From now until February 24 you've got as good a chance as any to see a decade of their best work under one roof in sunny Palm Springs. Click through for quick tour of what's put the Campanas squarely on the international furniture map.
November 29, 2012