A handful of interesting gatherings to consider for the weekend and upcoming week.
PSFK has been tracking inspirational events and conferences being held around the world, featuring exceptional gatherings in the events box on our home page. Below are upcoming gatherings that we are looking forward to as platforms for speakers and attendees to spread good ideas.
Have an inspirational event you’re planning to attend in 2011? Find the full list of gatherings contributed by Purple List members here: What will be the key inspiration events/gatherings of 2011?
Compostmodern- San Francisco, January 22-23
Compostmodern is fertile ground for designing a sustainable future. Our vision is to transform products, industries and lives through sustainable design choices. Compostmodern engages designers, sustainability professionals, artists and entrepreneurs to collaborate in realizing a more environmentally, culturally and economically sustainable world. Join us for an inspiring line-up of speakers and opportunities to meet, network, and collaborate with colleagues in the field. Learn more about the designer’s role in creating a sustainable world and about the background of Compostmodern.
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion London, Through February 6th
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to the present. Curated by the eminent Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai, Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute, the exhibition explores the unique sensibility of Japanese design, and its sense of beauty embodied in clothing.
Japanese fashion made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late 20th century and designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the very basis of fashion. Their works will be shown alongside Kawakubo’s protégé, the techno-couturier Junya Watanabe, together with the acclaimed Jun Takahashi, and the new generation of radical designers including Tao Kurihara, Fumito Ganryu, Matohu, Akira Naka, Mina Perhonen and Mintdesigns.
PLEASE Write London through February 27
PLEASE Write is the second exhibition at POSTED – a temporary space for contemporary art in a former post office in East London exploring the ‘post’ and the dying art of correspondence through letters.
This exhibition strives to remind us of the power of these tangible messages – how they can shape and change our lives. Russian artist, Haim Sokol, presents a melancholy bundle of unopened letters quietly examining our impatient society; Tim Noble and Sue Webster compare letters from their mothers as an alternative and enlightening self portrait and Rachel Whiteread, using paint and piercing on postcards, elegantly alters historical Hackney scenes.
V&A Connects with…ARTS THREAD- London, 25 January
Looking to advance your career within the creative industries? Join us for an evening of networking, practical careers advice and information. Find out more about ARTS THREAD, the leading creative graduate website which bridges the gap between education and industry.
Discover how ARTS THREAD can showcase your work to the global creative industry, help you create the perfect online portfolio, and offer practical advice on career development before and after university. If you are starting your own business, going freelance or looking for that perfect job, chat to industry experts from across the field. Talk to postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art, and find out more about their latest work.
Music Hackday- Cannes, 23+24 January
A full weekend of music hacking. Software + hardware + art + web. Music Hack Day is a full weekend of hacking in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it’s music related.
Music Hack Day Cannes will be held at the Palais des Festivals on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2011. Due to the extremely limited space, Cannes Midem Hack Day is an invitation only event.