Design for change

Art and design influence our lives in ways we don’t even notice. The way a road takes us where we want to go. The way our uber-cool travel coffee mug fits in cupholders. The way our mobile phone fits in a pocket. The way the space in our favorite restaurant seems to surround us in comfort. The way a bandshell throws sound out into the crowd. The way Cloud Gate makes us see our skyline in a whole new way.

The Museum of Contemporary Art has an exhibition through the end of December highlighting design in our lives: Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, by Bruce Mau, which promises to immerse “visitors in a series of powerful encounters with the latest innovations in the fields of urban design, transportation, information design, revolutionary material and more.” The Society for Environmental Graphic Design Chicago Chapter will be holding an all day event at The Museum of Science and Industry on October 20 at which Bruce Mau will present regarding Massive Change, “to help designers think about the global impact of their work and to explore the possibility of changing the world.” Check them out and get a new perspective.

2 Comments so far

  1. spudart (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    Sounds like an interesting event, but rather cost-prohibitive:

    Early registration fee
    (before 19th of October)
    SEGD members $ 250
    MSI member $ 250
    AIA Member $250 non-members $ 275
    students $ 125
    Group Rate (3 or More) $200

    Become a Member of the SEGD, save $50.00 and apply towards our membership.

    Late Registration, add late fee of $25.00

  2. Artemis (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 5:32 pm

    Yes, it’s pricey for designers to attend the SEGD event, but the cost of the exhibit at the MCA is much more reasonable and for anyone to check out.

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