Please join us on May 29th! Email us at serc @ ds4si.org if you'd like materials or more information. For more on Teju Cole's "We are not safe, even in the most banal place", click here or check out his instagram @tejucole
Equity Summit, Chicago
Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th
For anyone attending Policy Link's Equity Summit in Chicago, come check out our SERC! It will be in the Randolph 2 Room (Concourse Level) of the Hyatt Regency. If you'd like to lead something there, please contact us. If you'd like more information about the social emergency and our on-going artist and activist led Social Emergency Response Centers, click here.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Friday Feb 10th event has been postponed to Friday March 3rd.
Stay warm everyone!
In this two part video from Justin Francese, Kenny Bailey touches on the two major events that brought him to DS4SI, the ideas that arose from them, and their continued impact on the Studio's work today.
The Design Studio often asks, where can you mix it up between the urban, architecture, design, transportation, energy, art and fashion? We find these places of intersection generative and exciting.
With the tagline Inhabit: Design will save the world, inhabitat.com described themselves as a “weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.” But from solar powered stadiums to foldable compact bicycles, an eco fashion show and an ancient church converted into a modern bookstore, there is a lot to taste here.
Re-inventing ordinary street dividers and concrete balls, Liesbet Bussche creates larger-than-life jewelry pieces for the streets of Amsterdam. The Belgian designer makes small interventions to the street scape, a charm to a chain or earring backs to a concrete ball. However, altogether the jewelry can easily make any passer-by smile upon finding a serendipitous change in the uniform vocabulary of the urban landscape.