Design in Dialogue #113: Ugo La Pietra

UGO LA PIETRA is one of the most original and definition defying of the Italian maestri. In this conversation La Pietra discusses his hugely diverse output, which spans art, architecture, design, and craft and which includes artefacts, installations, films, publications, education and more. His work is underpinned by an interest in research, and concepts of the […]

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Joris Laarman’s MX3D Smart BRIDGE Unveiled in Amsterdam

World premiere: Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, Máxima, opens the first 3D printed steel bridge in the oldest neighbourhood of Amsterdam. Dutch technology scale up MX3D today unveiled the world’s first stainless steel 3D printed bridge in the city center of Amsterdam. The futuristic multi award-winning bridge, designed by Joris Laarman Lab with […]

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Design in Dialogue #112: Joep van Lieshout

Joep van Lieshout founded AVL (Atelier Van Lieshout) in 1995 and has been creating provocative objects, architecture, and sculpture ever since, with an eye toward deconstructing normative systems of value. His work, often imposing in scale, addresses some of the great themes of human life: fertility and destruction, desire and repulsion.   Watch the conversation […]

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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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