REAL FICTION IN VIENNA
Fiona Raby recently appointed Professor of Industrial Design at University of Applied Arts Vienna is hosting a series of presentations and conversations about design process and future titled REAL FICTION first session was with Konstantin Grcic & Eva Rucki (Troika) then with Rosario Hurtado (El Ultimo Grito) & Daniel Charny and final session with Clive Van Heerden (VHM Design Futures/Philips Design Probes) & James Auger (Auger Loizeau). Among the lively bright audience were Fidel Peugeot (Walking Chair), Christine Schwaiger, Tulga Beyerle (Vienna Design week), Hermann Weizenegger and Bjorn Franke.
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NOKIA TALK POWER OF MAKING

Invited by Peter Griffith to do a friday morning talk at Nokia London headquarters, the conversation following the presentation was one of the more interesting I have experienced in the run of Power of Making talks. It brought up pertinent comments on perceptions of making in the future and I was struck by the dynamic positive outlook regarding designers involvement in production level understanding and detailing. Images of POM at V&A .

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MIND SHATTERING VISIT TO THE LHC EXPERIMENTS

The Science Museum of London is planning an ambitious museum experience to tell the story of the Large Hadron Collider. As part of figuring out how to do this they invited a group of ‘creatives’ including Daniel Charny to join them on a very special visit to see the LHC control room and the experiments surrounding it. The kit is amazing but what it is really all about is the thousands of bright people from and around the world who share the goal to further knowledge.

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DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2012

This year Daniel Charny nominated five designs for Designs of The Year. RE-DESIGN FOR THE EMERGENCY AMBULANCE by HHCD and Vehicle Design, RCA. LIFELINE VIEW™ DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) by DEFIBTECH. EARTHQUAKE PROOF TABLE by Arthur Brutter and Ido BrunoSOLAR SINTER by Markus Kayser. CARBON BLACK WHEELCHAIR by Andrew Slorance, iimaginedesign. The yearly ‘Design Oscars’ showcase from around the world is on now at the Design Museum London until 15 July 2012. Category award winners and the overall winner of the Design of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at an Awards event on 24 April 2012.

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DOES STOCKHOLM NEED A NEW DESIGN MUSEUM?

FormmuseumNudebateregarding the content and function of a future design museum’

2 February 2012, Konstfack,Svarta Havet, Stockholm.   16.00 – 18.00

Daniel Charny, Curator and advisor for the New Design Museum, London, Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend analyst, Trend Union, Paris. Nina Stritzer – Levine, Chief curator at Bard Graduate center Decorative Arts, New York. FromaFantasma / Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin, Designer, Eindhoven. Mikael Schiller, Executive Chairman of ACNE Studios, Stockholm. Moderator: Annica Kvint, Design – and architecture critic, Stockholm.

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TALKING ABOUT MAKING

Having an interesting time talking to students from various universities about Power of Making, a joint exhibition for the V&A Museum and Crafts Council. Next up is London Metropolitan University, Department of Architecture and Spatial Design where Course Leader is Diane Cochrane on 10 November details here. Then Camberwell College of Arts 3D Design and Designer Maker students lead by Karen Richmond and Maiko Tsutsumi. A little later in the month with the Royal College of Art Design Products students, a programme lead by Tord Boontje and early in December taking part in the TOOKIT lecture series for Kingston’s BA Product & Furniture Design where Jon Harison is Acting Course Director.

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POWER OF MAKING FILM BY JURIAAN BOOIJ

Power of Making from Juriaan Booij on Vimeo.

A three screen film installation commissioned for the Power Of Making exhibition. A collaboration between the V&A and the Crafts Council of England. London 2011.

Director / Camera: Juriaan Booij
Commissioning Editor: Daniel Charny

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POWER OF MAKING IS OPEN AND FREE

Joint V&A and Crafts Council exhibition Power of Making, curated by Daniel Charny, celebrates imaginative use of skills is open 6 September 2011 to 2 January 2012. Check out the activity programme around the ‘Old Kent Enterprise’ table by El Ultimo Grito in the Tinkerspace. Images from V&A by Peter Kelleher.

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POWER OF MAKING PUBLICATION

Published by the V&A Museum to coincide with the exhibition Power of Making, opening September 6 2011, this series of essays edited and introduced by Daniel Charny includes new pieces by anthropologist Danny Miller, cultural historian and educationalist  Christopher Frayling, Applied arts historian Martina Margetts, curator and artist  Ele Carpenter, science fiction author  Bruce Sterling and a recently conducted interview with Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms Neil Gershenfeld. The images selected from the exhibits are accompanied by short poetic captions commissioned from author Patricia Rodriguez. Designed by Oscar & Ewan. For full details check here.

Images from CRblog.

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SUPER CONTEMPORARY TAIPEI

Super Contemporary – Designed in London, curated by Daniel Charny for the Design Museum is opening in Taipei Fine Arts Museum on 27 August –  27 November 2011. The show celebrating the fearlessly progressive spirit of London’s greatest creative minds, past and present includes a rich timeline of design events in political and cultural context from the 1960’s to this day. Along side it are 15 commissions of new concepts for the city by leading designers that see London as their home. First shown in June 2009 the exhibition design is a collaboration between furniture designer Martino Gamper, and graphic design consultancy Bibliothèque.

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