Posts tagged with "Festivals":

TALK: MADWORKSHOP on Design With Purpose

The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP) supports students, makers, artists, and architects in the realization of socially valuable design projects. Our thriving fellowship and education programs nurture thinkers who will make radical, sustainable, and lasting contributions to the design discourse and society at large. Merging a contemporary aesthetic agenda, ambitious fabrication techniques, and the mentorship of MADWORKSHOP’s experienced Board of Directors, the foundation offers emerging designers the opportunity to take their ideas from concept to reality.

Sofia Borges is a practicing writer, designer, curator, and educator. Sofia has an extensive background in architecture, urbanism, and the arts. She studied photography at the California Institute of the Arts and completed her Bachelors in Urban Studies at the New School University. Informed by her diverse upbringing that extended from LA to Latin America and beyond, Sofia relocated to Berlin after completing her Master of Architecture degree at UCLA. During her time in Europe, she founded the interdisciplinary design practice Affect Studio and became the architecture editor at Gestalten. Sofia has authored and edited nearly two dozen titles on architecture and design. Her most notable books to date include The Tale of Tomorrow, Rock the Shack, Hide and Seek, The Sky’s the Limit, the LA edition of the CITIx60 travel guide series, and Give Me Shelter. Sofia returned to her home town of Los Angeles in 2014, joining the faculty at the USC School of Architecture and launching Colorblock Studio. In Fall of 2016, she joined MADWORKSHOP as their new acting director.

CANactions International Architecture Festival 2019

CANactions is an educational platform, aimed to enhance the creation of places and communities where people love to live and work. CANactions integrates the most relevant world experience in the sphere of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsibility active change makers. For this moment CANactions is a member of Future Architecture Platform CANactions International Architecture Festival — the largest architectural event in Ukraine, runs annually since 2008. This year, the 12th CANactions International Architecture Festival will be focused on an exploration of a notion of "Hromada" — Ukrainian name for the Community, which is embedded into the country's historic and cultural codes and reflected in contemporary social movements and architectural forms. CANactions will explore "Hromada" as a social and spatial phenomenon and reveal this topic in a global context at the Festival. Do not miss two days of lectures, exhibitions, master-classes, talks, discussions, films at CANactions Festival 2019. With the key-speeches provided by well-known international experts, current exhibitions, workshops, and film screenings, we aim to create the conditions for sharing ideas and dialogue in the sphere of modern architecture and urban development. Among keynote speakers are: - Reinier de Graaf / OMA, NL - Cino Zucchi / CZA-Cino Zucchi Architetti, IT - Yana Golubeva / MLA+ , RU - Stephan Sigrist/ ETH Zürich, W.I.R.E., CH - Jord den Hollander / AFFR, NL -  Grisha Zotov / Architectural Prescription, CANactions School, NL - Viktor Zotov / ZOTOV&CO, CANactions, UA and others. Together with -Crimson Architectural Historians -CANactions School The venue of the Festival 2019 is one of the most interesting and beautiful spots of Kiyv - KyivRiverport - great industrial space along the Great Dnipro River. Early bird tickets canactions2019.ticketforevent.com/en For more information please visit the Festival website http://festival.canactions.com/en CAN - ACT
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The 2019 Seattle Design Festival puts out a call for proposals

The Seattle Design Festival (SDF) is returning from August 16 through 25 and will once again gather tens of thousands of architects, designers, residents, and aficionados in the city. Before that, though, the SDF is openly soliciting installation proposals throughout April and May. SDF is run by Design in Public, an initiative of AIA Seattle, and appropriately, a host of supplemental educational events will run during the festival. The SDF is being broken up into three parts: a block party at Lake Union Park on August 24 and 25, which will showcase outdoor pavilions and events; neighborhood design crawls from August 16 through 25, where visitors can stop in at lectures, tours, screenings, and more; and finally, partner events all over the city. This year’s theme, Balance, asks applicants to consider how balance can be won by design. How can good design help balance our ecological concerns and restore the environment? How can design establish urban equity, or negotiate a work-life balance? Proposals can address any and all interpretations of the theme. While designers don’t need to be affiliated with a studio or even live in Seattle to apply, Design in Public will be hosting three “design jams” at Seattle’s Center for Architecture and Design. On April 20, May 8, and May 16, interested parties can workshop their ideas, get feedback, ask questions, and mutually support other applicants. Interested applicants and partners can submit their proposals here.
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PARTSIANS transforms power plant into venue for Toronto's Luminato Festival

Toronto’s 10th Luminato Festival will #TurnOnTheHearn from now until June 26. To host the festival, Toronto-based architecture firm PARTISANS, in collaboration with theater and acoustics consultancy Charcoalblue, have repurposed the decommissioned Hearn Generating Station as a cultural center. The 400,000-square-foot space now serves a variety of purposes, including housing galleries, theaters, and cafes. A drone video captures the Hearn transformed: One of the exhibits—dubbed Trove: A View of Toronto in 50 of its Treasures and curated by Luminato Festival Artistic Director Jörn Weisbrodt—features fifty photographs by Toronto-based artist Scott McFarland of treasured objects and artworks from the city's private and public collections, The images are adhered onto the sides of the building. "Trove is like looking in a rear view mirror only the reflection reveals objects rarely before seen and stories yet untold," the press release states. PARTISANS designed a virtual gallery for Trove accessed via an augmented reality app “TheHearnAR." The app was developed by PARTISANS and Norm Li Studios; the duo also developed a video game to #PlayTheHearn that permits the exploration of the space and festival. PARTISANS has set up a temporary studio in the Hearn where it can engage with visitors and produce 3D models of the power plant and surrounding Port Lands. The models, created with the help of Ryerson University design students, will be a part of PARTISANS & Friends: Pop-Up Studio I & II, a two-part studio session in which designers and guests will imagine the future of Toronto. The discussion will range from the city’s infrastructure and architecture to its cultural and economic success. Guests will include: Halifax-based architecture firm Omar Gandhi, Toronto-based architecture firm UUfie, Luminato Festival Art Director Jörn Weisbrodt, and Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher.
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Eavesdrop> ‘Chella Yo Self: Jimenez Lai excited about Coachella this summer

L.A. designer Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular recently discovered that he would be designing one of the large installations at Southern California music festival Coachella this summer. Announcing the exciting news on Facebook, he said “I want to kiss the earth Kevin Costner–style. I’m now able to say I’ve been on the same poster as Ice Cube, LCD Soundsystem, and Guns N Roses.”
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Here are ten beautiful views of pop-up architecture (and Bjarke Ingels) from the 2015 Burning Man Festival

As the Burning Man festival comes to a close, here's a look at what pop-up architecture was exhibited at the Black Rock site in Nevada. Attracting a diverse audience including an unwelcome plague of insects, Burning Man closed on Labor Day. During the festival, it has almost become expected to find many weird and wondrous sculptures and art installations ranging from psychedelic letterforms to giant wireframe naked statues by the likes of Marco Cochrane. Architect Bjarke Ingels was also on the scene wearing some very steampunk goggles. Take a look at ten of our favorite images found on Instagram of the annual festival. https://instagram.com/p/7dkxG5QSKz/ https://instagram.com/p/7ZBc0tLZQs/ https://instagram.com/p/7ZAYx7rZe4/ https://instagram.com/p/7WI6itLZf1/ https://instagram.com/p/7djMFgsX_Z/ https://instagram.com/p/7diw7Cxrku/ https://instagram.com/p/7dgdTKGWm3/ https://instagram.com/p/7Yx4Eiqb45/ https://instagram.com/p/7difXMqb7d/ https://instagram.com/p/7ZAOEBLZeh/
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Iker Gil to curate speculative Chicago projects for city's inaugural architecture biennial

As the Chicago Architecture Biennial's October opening approaches, its organizers are beginning to release details about its forthcoming exhibitions. The latest hint is an ad for BOLD, a show of “speculative proposals that re-imagine the design potential” of Chicago's waterways, roadways, vacant lots and public space. Subtitled Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, the show will be organized by architect Iker Gil of MAS Studio (Read AN's Q&A with Gil here.) Local graphic designers Plural are also overseeing the event. Per the press release, the following firms will participate in BOLD: CAMESgibson + SOM David Brown with 3D Design StudioCentral Standard Office of DesignAnia JaworskaKrueck+SextonLandon Bone BakerStanley TigermanMargaret McCurry,JGMA, and JAHN David Schalliol Design With Company Hinterlands Michael Pecirno PORT UrbanLab Weathers with AECOM Earlier this month the exhibition organizers announced the winners of its Lakefront Kiosk competition: Rhode Island–based Ultramoderne will build a sleek, low-slung pavilion dubbed Chicago Horizon. Its first show was announced last year: an exhibit of aerial photography by Iwan Baan. The inaugural biennial will host more than 100 architects and artists from more than 30 countries.
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Chicago Architecture Biennial adds 40 firms to inaugural festival's roster

The Chicago Architecture Biennial released a full list of participating designers today, bringing the total to more than 100 architects and artists from more than 30 countries. Beginning October 3, the inaugural festival of architecture, art, and design is being billed as “the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America,” and if all goes well it is expected to become a regular occurrence.

In addition to big-name architects and artists like Bjarke Ingels, Iwan Baan, and Jeanne Gang, the biennial's participants include young, ascending firms from several continents.

Details about the festival, however, have been closely guarded by its organizers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has framed the festival as a continuation of the legacy left by the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Here's the full list of participants: Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador) all(zone) (Bangkok, Thailand) Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece) Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, Spain; New York, United States) Aranda\Lasch (Tucson and New York, United States) Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Gent, Belgium) Assemble (London, United Kingdom) Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan) Iwan Baan (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Baukuh (Milan, Italy) Besler & Sons + ATLV (Los Angeles, United States) Tatiana Bilbao S.C. (Mexico City, Mexico) BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group (Copenhagen, Denmark; New York, United States) Santiago Borja (Mexico City, Mexico) David Brown with 3D Design Studio, Central Standard Office of Design, Ania Jaworska, Krueck+Sexton, Landon Bone Baker, Stanley Tigerman, Margaret McCurry, JGMA, JAHN (Chicago, United States) Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain) Bureau Spectacular (Los Angeles, United States) SOM + CAMESgibson (Chicago, United States) Counterspace (Johannesburg, South Africa) Csutoras & Liando (Jakarta, Indonesia; London, United Kingdom) DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) (Beit Sahour, Palestinian Territories) Design With Company (Chicago, United States) Environmental Communications (Los Angeles, United States); Mark Wasiuta, Marcos Sanchez, Adam Bandler + GSAPP Exhibitions (New York, United States) El Equipo de Mazzanti + Nicolas París (Bogota, Colombia) Assaf Evron (Chicago, United States; Tel Aviv, Israel) Fake Industries Architectural Agonism + University of Technology, Sydney (New York, United States; Sydney, Australia) Fala Atelier (Porto, Portugal) Ramak Fazel (Los Angeles, United States) Frida Escobedo Taller de Arquitectura (Mexico City, Mexico) Didier Faustino (Paris, France) Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich (Zürich, Switzerland) + Self Assembly Lab, MIT (Cambridge, United States) Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller (Frankfurt, Germany) with David Adjaye (London, United Kingdom), Markus Binder (Stuttgart, Germany), Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure (Frankfurt, Germany), Aroon Puritat & Chayanon Hansapinyo & Sumeth Klahan (Chiang Mai, Thailand), Tobias Rehberger (Frankfurt, Germany),Tomás Saraceno (Berlin, Germany), Superflex (Copenhagen, Denmark) Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape (Chicago, United States) Moon Hoon (Seoul, Korea) Independent Architecture (Denver, United States)+ Paul Preissner Architects(Chicago, United States) John Ronan Architects (Chicago, United States) Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles, United States) junya.ishigami+associates (Tokyo, Japan) Barbara Kasten (Chicago, United States) Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany) Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany)+ Armin Linke (Milan, Italy; Berlin, Germany) +Marko Lulić (Vienna, Austria) Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal + Frédéric Druot (Paris, France) Yasmeen Lari + Heritage Foundation Pakistan (Karachi, Pakistan) Lateral Office (Toronto, Canada) LCLA Office (Cambridge, United States; Medellín, Colombia) LIST (Paris, France) MAIO (Barcelona, Spain) Makeka Design Lab (Cape Town, South Africa) Mass Studies (Seoul, Korea) MOS Architects (New York, United States) New-Territories / M4 (Paris, France; Bangkok, Thailand) NLÉ (Lagos, Nigeria; Amsterdam, Netherlands) Noero Architects (Cape Town, South Africa) Norman Kelley (Chicago and New York, United States) OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels, Belgium) + Bas Princen(Rotterdam, Netherlands) onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects (Tokyo, Japan) OPEN Architecture (Beijing, China) + Spirit of Space (Chicago, United States) otherothers (Sydney, Australia) P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S (Los Angeles, United States) Michael Pecirno (London, United Kingdom) Pedro&Juana (Mexico City, Mexico) Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile) PIOVENEFABI (Milan, Italy) Plan:b Arquitectos (Medellín, Colombia) Point Supreme (Athens, Greece) PORT Urbanism (Chicago, United States) PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico) RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances] (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Pedro Reyes (Mexico City, Mexico) Bryony Roberts (Los Angeles, United States) + South Shore Drill Team (Chicago, United States) RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Rural Urban Framework (Hong Kong) Tomás Saraceno (Berlin, Germany) David Schalliol (Chicago, United States) selgascano + helloeverything (Madrid, Spain) Deane Simpson (Copenhagen, Denmark) Sio2arch (Chicago, United States; Barcelona, Spain) Smout Allen (London, United Kingdom) + Geoff Manaugh (New York, United States) SO-IL (New York, United States) Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo, Japan) Stefano Boeri Architetti (Milan, Italy) Studio Albori (Milan, Italy) Studio [D] Tale (Harare, Zimbabwe; Cape Town, South Africa; London, United Kingdom) Studio Gang (Chicago, United States) TOMA (Santiago, Chile) UrbanLab (Chicago, United States) URBZ (Mumbai, India) Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) WAI Architecture Think Tank (Beijing, China) WEATHERS with AECOM (Chicago, United States) Amanda Williams (Chicago, United States) Wolff Architects (Cape Town, South Africa) WORKac + Ant Farm (New York, United States) Liam Young (London, United Kingdom)
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Here are the 60 designers exhibiting at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial

More than 60 design firms across four continents will contribute to a new festival of design that aims to become the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America, co-artistic directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda announced Tuesday. The Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off October 3 and lasts through the year, comprising one-time events and ongoing exhibitions across the city. The festival will be based at the Chicago Cultural Center, but activities will extend to sites including Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue's City Gallery, 72 East Randolph Street, and the Theaster Gates–rehabbed Stony Island Arts Bank. Chicago officials announced the biennial in June. Until now details were scant on the festival, which takes after the Venice biennale. Questions remain, however, on the content of the participating designers' expected contributions, and on the city's ability to fund what has been advertised as a major tourist draw with global cultural significance. Oil giant BP agreed to donate $2.5 million for the inaugural show—a contribution that was reportedly solicited personally by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. And Tuesday Biennial organizers announced a $1 million gift from SC Johnson. But the city’s still looking to raise at least half a million dollars more. “The Biennial team affirms with confidence that the fundraising goal will be met,” said a spokeswoman. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Graham Foundation will present the show, with programming in partnership with the American Institute of Architects and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Iwan Baan will exhibit a photo series about Chicago, the organizers announced in November, and the show will pay homage to Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, who in 1977 helped mount a seminal conference that gave today's biennial its name: The State of the Art of Architecture. Here's the full list of participating firms, as of April 14: Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador) allzone / Rachaporn Choochuey (Bangok, Thailand) Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece) Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, Spain; New York, USA) Aranda\Lasch (Tuscon, USA; New York, USA) Assemble (London, UK) Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan) Iwan Baan (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Erin Besler / Besler & Sons (Los Angeles, USA) Tatiana Bilbao S.C. (Mexico City, Mexico) Bjarke Ingels Group / BIG (Copenhagen, Denmark) Santiago Borja (Mexico City, Mexico) Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain) Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai (Los Angeles, USA) Csutoras & Liando (Jakarta, Indonesia; London, UK) Design With Company (Chicago, USA) El Equipo de Mazzanti / Giancarlo Mazzanti (Bogota, Colombia) Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, Mexico) Didier Faustino (Paris, France) Moon Hoon (Seoul, Korea) Indie Architecture + Paul Preissner Architects (Denver/Chicago, USA) John Ronan Architects (Chicago, USA) Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles, USA) junya.ishigami+associates (Tokyo, Japan) Kéré Architecture / Francis Kéré (Gando, Burkina Faso; Berlin, Germany) Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany) Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal and Frederic Druot (Paris, France) Yasmeen Lari / Heritage Foundation Pakistan (Lahore, Pakistan) Lateral Office (Toronto, Canada) LIST / Ido Avissar (Paris, France) MAIO (Barcelona, Spain) Marshall Brown Projects (Chicago, USA) Mass Studies / Minsuk Cho (Seoul, Korea) MOS / Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample (New York, USA) New-Territories / Francois Roche & Camille Lacadee (Paris, France/Bangkok, Thailand) NLÉ / Kunlé Adeyemi (Lagos, Nigeria; Rotterdam, Netherlands) Norman Kelley (Chicago, USA) OFFICE / Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels, Belgium) Onishimaki + Hyakuda Architects (Tokyo, Japan) OPEN Architecture/ Li Hu & Huang Wenjing (Beijing, China) Lluís Ortega / Sio2arch (Chicago, USA; Barcelona, Spain) otherothers / David Neustein & Grace Mortlock (Sydney, Australia) Pedro&Juana (Mexico City, Mexico) Pezo von Ellrichshaussen (Concepcion, Chile) Plan:b Arquitectos / Felipe Mesa & Federico Mesa (Medellin, Colombia) PORT (Chicago, USA) Productora (Mexico City, Mexico) RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances] (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Bryony Roberts (Los Angeles, USA; Oslo, Norway) RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Rural Urban Framework (Hong Kong) SO-IL (New York, USA) Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo, Japan) studio Albori (Milan, Italy) Studio [D]Tale (Harare, Zimbabwe; Capetown, South Africa; London, UK) Studio Gang / Jeanne Gang (Chicago, USA) TOMA (Santiago, Chile) UrbanLab / Sarah Dunn and Martin Felson (Chicago, USA) VTN / Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) WAI Architecture Think Tank (Beijing, China) Weathers / Sean Lally (Chicago, USA) Amanda Williams (Chicago, USA) WORKac+ Ant Farm / Amale Andraos & Dan Wood, Chip Lord & Curtis Schreier (New York, USA) A full list of the festival's sponsors and partners is available on chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
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Beer, Shakespeare, and hip hop take over a vacant lot in Downtown Louisville

What can you do with a vacant lot? Urban activists in Louisville have set out to show just how much with an ongoing pop-up festival of sorts at 615-621 West Main Street, an empty plot of land in the heart of downtown where REX's Museum Plaza skyscraper was once set to rise. They're calling it ReSurfaced. The mission is to repurpose a downtown lot as “an urban laboratory for innovation, community gather, and as an entertainment venue, showcasing our local creativity, breweries, and talent” for five weeks. Open Thursday through Sunday each week through October 25, ReSurfaced events include hip hop concerts, Shakespeare performances, puppet shows, a Pecha Kucha conversation, and a beer garden. According to the event's Facebook page, ReSurfaced is about “Transforming and activating our underutilized surface lots and vacant spaces to bring back the walkable urbanism Louisville once enjoyed.” Louisville has thousands of vacant lots, a problem that earlier this year prompted the city to launch "Lots of Possibility," a design competition sponsored by the mayor's office. Read more at ReSurfaced's website, where you can find a full schedule of events, and a full list of sponsors. They're also updating events from a Twitter account, @CityCollab.
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The Detroit Design Festival is on view through Sunday

The Detroit Design Festival is underway, featuring 30 design events and 500 designers through Sunday, September 28. Panel discussions, art installations and flash-mob style gatherings are all on the docket for the six-day festival, which is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) launched the festival in 2011 “in an effort to develop the economic potential of the city’s design and creative talent,” according to a press release. Corporate sponsors like Toyota have teamed up with the local AIA chapter to celebrate designers both celebrated and unknown. Read more about the festival on its website, where you can also find a full schedule of events.