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Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience

Our Earth – in terms of climate – is on the brink of no return. This precarious situation is clear for all to see. Extreme events continue to batter every corner of the planet, even those that were hitherto considered safe, protected places. From politicians to designers, by way of the young Greta Thunberg, so

Circular, Portable, Visionary, and Resilient: Survival Architecture

Climate Change is an issue that can no longer be escaped in our everyday lives as well as in our disciplines. On view at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco is an exhibition that addresses the matter at both of these levels. As the exhibition unravels, we can’t help but wonder how

Best of 2019

Wanxin Zhang @ Museum of Craft and Design. The artist’s life-sized figures fuse the ancient tradition of Asian ceramic sculpture (as seen in the terracotta soldiers excavated in 1974) with the subversive legacy of Northern California Funk. His art addresses age-old questions about whether enshrined ideals are sturdy enough to withstand present-day assaults.  A Story From Uncle

San Francisco Art Shows Reveal a Future

“…While Far Out gets us to contemplate interplanetary solutions to our earthbound problems, another San Francisco exhibition, Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience at the Museum of Craft and Design, asks us to rethink the foreseeable habitability of Earth (before we resort to living on Mars). Architects, designers, and artists address questions about shelter, food security,

Climate Change Told With Needle & Thread

It’s beautiful and horrifying at the same time. But Gass doesn’t mean it to be depressing. “I like to use a soft and comforting medium to engage people and to draw them in to this narrative that I’m telling them, that could be a little bit hard to take in. The point of my work

The Museum of Craft and Design Explores Design and Disaster

Survival takes on a whole new meaning at the Museum of Craft and Design’s new exhibit, “Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience.” The show explores the intersection of art, architecture, science, and technology to understand how to design and adapt our built environment with natural disasters in mind. Art Works for Change invited a

“Interior/Exterior” Is the Design Exhibit Your Instagram Feed is Craving

For Bay Area residents looking to do some gallery hopping this fall, a trip to “Interior/Exterior” at the Museum of Craft and Design may be in order. “Interior/Exterior” features various structures, sculptures, and objects that explore the intersection of the two boundaries. Curated by Ariel Zaccheo, the show features eye-popping and site-specific works created by Julie

Climate change in the Bay Area is focus of two new exhibitions

The Museum of Craft and Design has two new compelling exhibitions dealing with the ways in which individuals are addressing climate change. “Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience” features ambitious work from artists and architects creating adaptations to a world that will be increasingly in need of emergency shelters in a climate-constrained world. The concurrent

Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars

With over 360 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular design podcasts in the world. MCD welcomed host and creator Roman Mars to Minnesota Street Project for a live multimedia presentation examining unnoticed design that shapes our world. Following the presentation, there was a private reception and meet and greet with Mars at the

Celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus at these two new exhibits

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the first Bauhaus school opening in Weimar, Germany. Bauhaus—from 1919 to 1933—brought together arts, crafts, and industry with a focus on aesthetics and objects. Though it lasted only a few years, it forever changed design. Today’s architecture has Bauhaus roots (e.g., white, curves, glass corner), which can be seen in