RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014
May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century. 



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Exhibitions: Hugo França in Florida

Hugo França's "Guaraci" chaise in pequi wood with woven leather, will be part of an exhibition of his work at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. Photograph by Tuca Reinés, courtesy of R 20th Century.

“Hugo França merges the line between art and design,” says Cristina Grajales, the founder of the eponymous Manhattan gallery and an expert on 20th-century and contemporary design. Grajales is also the curator of an upcoming exhibition of Hugo França’s work at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida, part of the 2013–2014 Design at Fairchild season, itself a part of the annual Art at Fairchild exhibitions.

For Grajales, who curated a show last year at the garden, França’s work and background have an important aesthetic resonance along with a particular connection the South Florida area. “He works with trees that have fallen down, reclaiming them and giving them new life, transforming them and transforming them into beautiful shapes,” she explains. “In Florida, there’s a large group of Latin Americans and Brazilians living here, so we wanted to bring one of their own to be an artist at the Fairchild. Who better than França?”

For the exhibition, the pieces will be installed on the garden’s grounds (França’s work has been installed outdoors frequently in Brazil), allowing visitors to experience the objects in a setting outside of a gallery environment. Moreover, people will have the chance to sit on and otherwise physically interact with the pieces, allowing them a unique opportunity to add another dimension to their experience of França’s work. Grajales points out, “They can engage with them. Once you have the one-on-one relationship with a piece, it becomes an intimate relationship.”

With the World Cup and Olympics set for Brazil in the next few years, the exhibition is a great introduction to the design history of the country, which ranges from the legacy of Oscar Niemeyer to the Campana Brothers. “It’s wonderful to make people more aware of who Hugo França is and the work he does,” says Grajales. 

For more information on the exhibtion, opening December 1, visit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Web site

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