(Events) Arts, Crafts, And Good Experiences
PSFK has been tracking inspirational events and conferences being held around the world, featuring exceptional gatherings in the Events section of our home page. Here are a handful of upcoming events that we are looking forward to as platforms for speakers and attendees to spread good ideas.
PSFK has been tracking inspirational events and conferences being held around the world, featuring exceptional gatherings in the Events section of our home page. Below are a handful of upcoming events that we are looking forward to as platforms for speakers and attendees to spread good ideas.
Art Cologne- April 21-25, Cologne: The last edition of the ART COLOGNE proved able to meet the challenges of the new economy by physical consolidation, conceptual expansion and easy access to the cultural riches of the Rhineland. The 44th Internationaler Kunstmarkt will build on this model. Located again in Levels 1 and 2 of Hall 11 of the Koelnmesse grounds in Cologne-Deutz, the 44th ART COLOGNE will showcase 180 modern, post-war and contemporary galleries.
Sustainable Futures- March 31-05 September, London: The Design Museum in London has curated an exhibit that explores a range of products, concepts and projects that address issues of sustainability in their design. Through prototypes, samples, products and film, you can find out more about your impact on the world and how to change it. Presented around five themes: Cities, Energy and Economics, Food, Materiality and Creative Citizens, this overview shows the changing role of the designer and reveals how design can make a difference.
The Art of Exchange: Crafting Community At Ace Hotel & Swim Club- April 23-25, Palm Springs: The Art of Exchange is a two day, two night artist retreat for kids and families with interactive workshops, activities, projects, Saturday movie night with popcorn, and the aforementioned s’mores (which we’re obviously feeling pretty casual about). Artist Karen Kimmel and friends will guide art projects like potato prints, miniature gardens, macramé, dioramas, and knitting, with a focus on the reuse and repurposing of natural materials. You can also just do your own thing, hang out by the pool, and explore. Community activities will include a poolside barbecue, Sunday brunch, and some communal dining with a special menu for families.
GEL (Good Experience Live) 2010- April 29-30, New York:
Short for “Good Experience Live”, Gel is a conference, and community, exploring good experience in all its forms — in business, technology, art, society, and life. Instead of focusing on just one thing (design, technology, user experience, business, etc.) like many conferences, Gel touches on many things. This challenges attendees to find, and learn from, the patterns that underlie good experience, even in disciplines vastly different from their own.
Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference- April 30, New York: The School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism Department presents “Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference,” organized by graduating D-Crit students. Moderated by D-Crit faculty member, award-winning author and “Studio 360” host Kurt Andersen, the inaugural event will feature thesis presentations by all 15 graduating students alongside professional critics and thinkers including design visionary and Doors of Perception founder John Thackara and author and educator Peter Hall. The fast-paced, daylong forum will be held at the SVA Theatre in New York City on Friday, April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.