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The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

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Thursday
Sep092010

New Aging Conference to Deal with Aging, Architecture and Our Future

On October 1 and 2, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture, a conference called New Aging "will investigate recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges." As Matthias Hollwich, the conference's instigator, phrases it, designers can work to positively transform the aging process: 

"Not by building nursing homes for the elderly, but by creating architecture that supports a life that we personally would also be interested in living when old."

A series of workshops—Prototyping, Envisioning, Visiting, and Applying the Future—will focus on specific innovations "that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age." Each will "search for a new type of architecture that envisions aging as a normal part of life" and that will "help reintegrate the elderly into community life."

For more information or to register for the conference, visit the New Aging Website.

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