20 June 2006

2006 Design Events & Exhibitions


The ArtSpark Festival
Spring/Summer/Fall 2006
Austin, Texas

A creative incubator in which teams of artists and innovators in various disciplines (Theatre, Electronic Games, Film, Music, Design, etc.) spend 12 weeks in the ArtSpark Building creating new works which will then be showcased for the public. Visiting Artists come to share their work and experience, and the teams have the opportunity to interact and learn from each other.

Aspen Design Summit
June 20-23, 2006
Aspen, Colorado

Design-minded leaders from around the world will gather in Aspen, Colorado to make positive, measurable impacts on the social and cultural concerns of today.
The Aspen Design Summit, a partnership of IDCA and AIGA, is a multi-disciplinary retreat where design thinking and the design process will be used to craft solutions and commit participants to actions that improve the quality of life worldwide. At the Summit, design will be presented as a tool to inform and inspire innovative leadership across society.

Design Science Lab 2006
June 21-30, 2006 (New York, New York)
July 19-28, 2006 (Asheville, North Carolina)

The Design Science Lab offers a unique opportunity to develop solutions to global and local problems using present day technology and known resources. It features hands-on training experience in complex problem solving employing an approach pioneered by R. Buckminster Fuller and others called comprehensive anticipatory design science.

Mission:Possible - A Mutual Strategy for Creatives and Printers
June 20, 2006 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
June 27, 2006 (San Francisco, California)
June 29, 2006 (Dallas, Texas)

This newly developed seminar will help design/creative professionals and print professionals improve their collaboration and performance. After all, the relationship between the two groups is symbiotic, but unfortunately often becomes confrontational. Through the use of various instructional techniques, the seminar will explore the technical issues that can eliminate the confusion and mistrust that frequently surface. Design/creative professionals will learn how to avoid unnecessary production compromises and delays, and print professionals will learn techniques for helping creatives accomplish their goals in a more cost-effective and trouble-free manner.

Icograda Design Week: Defining Design on a Changing Planet
July 9-15, 2006
Seattle, Washington

Icograda Design Week in Seattle is an international forum for discussion about the role of design in the face of incredible change in the world. It will address how designers can contribute to a healthy world economy while being mindful of the cultural, environmental and political impact of design.


Aesthetics of Ecology:
Occupying Space for Sustainable Living

November 16, 2005 - December 8, 2006
Oakland, California

This juried exhibition features work with an emphasis on sustainable living. The exhibition includes works by Teri Claude Dowling, William and Elizabeth Hathaway, Douglas Jacuzzi, Daniel Krivens, Matthew Laughlin, Anthony Marschak, Gail McDowell, Hector Dio Mendoza, Michele Pred, Wesley Ramirez, Jessica Resmond and John Colle Rogers. The alumni exhibition series, a project of the CCA Alumni Council, promotes awareness of CCA and its community of artists.

Live the Dream, The Future of Responsible Living
April 27 - August 1, 2006
Material ConneXion
New York, New York

To extend the celebration of Earth Day, Ingeo(tm) and Material ConneXion have teamed up to create an exhibition that features products that are made from 100 percent sustainable materials. All products in the exhibition are currently on the market and range from a bamboo bicycle to everyday fashion. We invite you to come look, feel and experience the future.

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