Design in Dialogue #111: Alberto Ríos de la Rosa

Created in 2014 by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, Fundación Casa Wabi, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, is a non-profit, civil organization that aims to promote collaboration and social commitment through art. With five community-based programs including international artist residencies in Mexico and Japan, the foundation adopts its name from the concept “Wabi-Sabi,” which represents a […]

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Design in Dialogue #110: Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a ceramicist, sculptor, and designer based in Detroit. His work explores the cultural and spiritual dimensions of form, text, and symbolism, interpreted from the perspective of the African diaspora, and abstracted through craft and design aesthetics. Baralaye is currently featured in the exhibition A New Realism at Friedman Benda.   Watch the […]

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Ini Archibong’s Pavilion of the African Diaspora wins the London Design Biennale Medal for Best Design

The Pavilion of the African Diaspora (PoAD) was born from the need for a space on the global stage centred on the voices and contributions of people born of the African Diaspora. A collective who have been dispersed to countries far and wide, some by choice and others by force. Comprised of an architectural folly […]

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Design in Dialogue #109: Tanya Aguiñiga

The Los Angeles-based artist, designer, and craftsperson Tanya Aguiñiga has forged a powerful body of work based in activism and community-based public art, often addressing conditions at the US/Mexico border. Her current work uses craft as a performative medium, generating dialogue around the theme of identity while also creating community. Aguiñiga is currently featured in […]

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Design in Dialogue #108: Sputniko!

 Sputniko! (Hiromi Ozaki), based in Japan, is a leading voice in speculative design – the creation of complete narratives that suggest possible futures or alternative realities, as a means of commentary on our present day. As Sputniko!, she has developed a witty critique of patriarchy and emerging technologies, conveyed through high-energy, visually captivating videos, objects, […]

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Design in Dialogue #106: Mabel O. Wilson & Mario Gooden

Mabel O. Wilson is co-curator of the landmark MoMA exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness In America. Mario Gooden is one of the 11 practitioners featured in the exhibition whose work seeks to reimagine the legacies of race-based dispossession and celebrate the ways African-Americans have mobilized Black cultural spaces, forms, and practices as sites of imagination, […]

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Design in Dialogue #105: Andrés Reisinger

Andrés Reisinger caught the design world’s attention earlier this year, when he sold ten purely digital objects through an NFT auction, for real-world prices. How did he do it, and what are the implications? Join us for a conversation with the designer, who hails from Buenos Aires and is now based in Barcelona, but seems […]

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A new permanent edition of Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated has opened in Taikoo Park, Hong Kong

Paul Cocksedge Studio’s ongoing partnership with Swire Properties continues with a new permanent public art piece for Hong Kong’s Taikoo Park. Please Be Seated is designed as a space for the people of Hong Kong to sit, pause, and soak up the city’s greenery and architecture – all without disrupting the day-to-day flow of movement in the […]

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GT2P wins Las Salinas Park Urban Park Contest in collaboration with Archiplan Chile and Planoamano

The project “Parque Jardín Botánico” (Botanical Garden Park) designed in co-authorship by Archiplan, gt2p and Planoamano, became the winner of the International Competition to design the Las Salinas Urban Park (PULS), a space with the highest standard for the city of Viña del Mar, which will be transformed into a multifunctional green area. Of the […]

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