Hello creatives! After an entire week full of inspirational articles from us, it’s now time to get some sense of reality in to our lives as I give you this week’s edition of You! Be Informed! – Our weekly roundup of news and updates in the world of design. This week, we’ll be talking about three different events that were organized by designers in the field of architecture and industrial design from all around the globe.
The 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale is scheduled to happen on August 29 to November 25, 2012 in Venice, Italy. The theme of this year’s biennale is entitled Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good. It will feature an archive of compelling, actionable strategies from urban farms, guerilla bike lanes, temporary architecture to poster campaigns and urban navigation apps to crowd sourced city planning.
Exhibit at the 2008 Architecture Biennale (Source)
The biennale that is held every other year since 1985 have focused on issues such as solving problematic urban situations and creating opportunities and amenities for the public. The last biennale held in 2010 was attended by more than 170,000 visitors from over 40 participating countries.
If you happen to drop by Germany in the coming week, be sure to check out the BMW Museum and take a glimpse of Lichtblicke I – an exhibition of around 10 illuminated installations of world renowned artist Keith Sonnier.
Light-Installation by Keith Sonnier (Source)
Lichtblicke I that started in April 25 and will end in August 26 will feature Sonnier’s artworks that use fluorescent lighting technology commonly used in neon adverts to form abstract art creations. The event will also be the first of two events hosted by the BMW Museum that will have a definitive focus on “light” with the second installment coming in October 2012.
On local news, the Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design in Waitsfield, Vermont is now showing the works of Walter Dorwin Teague. The event is organized and curated by W.D. Teague’s granddaughter – Allison Teague and will end in August 31, 2012.
Kodak Bantam Special designed by W.D. Teague (Source)
W.D Teague was an American industrial designer, architect, illustrator, graphic designer and entrepreneur who pioneered the establishment of industrial design as a profession in the United States. His various work will be featured in the exhibit especially those that were influenced by the American streamlining movement of the 1930s.
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