UTOPIA VS. DYSTOPIA.
The inaugural season of the Design Academy kicked off with a three-day festival from January 26-29, 2017. Programming explored the theme of “Utopia vs. Dystopia: Designing Our Imagined Futures.” Examining major cultural disruptions and scientific advances such as robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and new production technologies, the Design Academy asks whether designers will be the ones to tip the scales toward utopia or dystopia.
See more upcoming events for this season:
APR 21: WORKSHOP: Irregular Weaving With Stephen Burks & Dedon.
A weaving workshop with A/D/O Designer-in-Residence Stephen Burks and international outdoor furniture manufacturer Dedon utilizing a combination of Dedon fiber (extruded polyethylene) and other materials to explore the relationship of random pattern language to artisanal production.
APR 24: WATER, SOIL & VISIONING WITH NEWTOWN CREEK ALLIANCE
Join the Newtown Creek Alliance for an evening of presentations, discussion and visioning workshop at A/D/O, the new center for design in Brooklyn. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to discussing upcoming 2017 events and volunteer opportunities the event will include presentations on the following:
-2016 Newtown Creek Water Quality Report
-Riverkeeper Visioning Project for Newtown Creek
MAY 1 (5 SESSIONS): WORKSHOP: TECHNOLOGY-AIDED CERAMICS WORKSHOP: HANDBUILDING WITH EXTRUDED CLAY WITH BITSY BENTLEY.
Join Bitsy Bentley as she leads this technology-aided ceramics workshop in Assemble's Factory installation at A/D/O over a course of five sessions.
Monday May 1, Monday May 8, Monday May 15, Monday May 22 and Thursday May 25
MAY 13: SEASON 2: COMMON SENSE FESTIVAL
Join us for the second Design Academy festival at A/D/O, for a full day of talks and programming on May 13. The event will mark the kickoff to Common Sense, the second season of the Design Academy, and will feature conversations with some of the world’s foremost voices in and around the field of design including:
Jay Osgerby, Barber Osgerby
Bompas & Parr
Archie Coates, Playlab
MAY 18: PECHAKUCHA AT A/D/O: COMMON SENSE
Join us for our biggest annual PechaKucha Night at the recently opened A/D/O space in Greenpoint for an evening championing COMMON SENSE and in collaboration with the Design Academy at A/D/O and NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design.
Check back soon for more events to come