designinform has just produced the first of a series of Research Guides. Covering Sources of Biographical Information, this guide includes links to some 250 freely accessible websites containing biographical data on designers, architects, craftspeople, painters and sculptors. These are among the sources they use to compile profiles for Design ProFILES. The guide will be updated regularly .
Archive for May, 2010
May 21 – September 26, 2010
This summer, the Hammer Museum will present a new sculptural work by Los Angeles-based architect Greg Lynn. A fantastical attraction for visitors of all ages, Fountain of Toys will be sited in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard. As the title suggests, the work is a functioning fountain made entirely out of large plastic found children’s toys that have been cut and reassembled in multiple layers, with water spouting from its top and pooling at its base.
Greg Lynn’s Fountain of Toys is the first in a new series of projects focused on architecture and design guest-curated by architectural historian Sylvia Lavin. Taking place approximately once a year over the next three years, these projects will focus on the presentation of new works by architects and designers and will be sited in different locations around the Museum.
Through Monday, June 7, 2010 – 16:00
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Art | Sci gallery
570 Westwood Plaza (5th floor)
Students from Professor Victoria Vesna’s 2010 graduate seminars Data + Flesh, Department of Design | Media Arts, UCLA + Hybrid Worlds: Nano_Biotech + Art Parsons The New School for Design in New York and UCLA Honors class Biotech + Art exhibit their concepts / proposals / presentations of objects, performances / art installations — all responding to how we are changing our bodies, the food we consume, the animals we breed & the environment we inhabit.
May 13 – 25, 2010, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
UCLA Design | Media Arts presents Hello World, a group exhibition featuring the graduating MFA candidates: Christo Allegra, Madeleine Gallagher, Yoon Jung Han, Gautam Rangan, Melissanthi Saliba and Eric Siu.
Ginger Krieg Dosier, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah won this year’s prestigious Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize for “Biomanufactured Brick” made from sand, common bacteria, calcium chloride, and urea.
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design proposes DINGBAT 2.0, an open, single-stage, international design competition, reconsidering Los Angeles’ ubiquitous dingbat apartment building for the 21st century. All designers, architects, artists, engineers, students, and other interested parties are eligible for participation in this competition.
Competition Registration ends May 31, 2010.
WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture began as an open design competition seeking innovative, implementable proposals that place infrastructure at the heart of rebuilding our cities during this next era of metropolitan recovery. The competition, organized by UCLA’s cityLAB, was inspired by the Depression-era Works Projects Administration and the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
May 6, 7:30-9:30, Broad Art Center, UCLA.
The theme for this Iota Center Salon is THE CITY & investigating the way urban environments are depicted in abstract and experimental works. How does construction influence image creation? How does the urban environment surrounding an artist inform or invade their work? How does the process of abstraction change our view of the city? How have architectural tools and thinking affected abstract and experimental moving images?