"Slowing Down: Artists and Designers Mapping the City" Talk

Museum of Arts & Design

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From mapping people's emotional and sensory responses to city streets to downloadable sound walks that tune listeners in to their surroundings, a growing number of artists and designers are making, mapping and sharing "slow" connections to the urban environment. For this second installment of MAD's exploration into "Slow Design", slowLab artist/designers will show work and discuss strategies for engaging the public with their local surroundings, including ways that their unique approaches might inform the planning of urban places. Christian Nold will present his mapping projects, which reveal aspects of the complex relationship between us, our environment and our fellow citizens. Composed Betsey Biggs will discuss her "Park Bench Cinema" project, a series of downloadable soundscapes that enhance the ambient sonic and visual environments in specific public locations. Natalie Jeremijenko will discuss her health activism clinic that dispenses prescriptions for local data collection, urban interventions, and participatory art/design projects to improve an individual's wellbeing in the city. The evening will be moderated by artist Sabrina Gschwandtner. slowLab is a laboratory for slow design thinking and creative activism with offices in New York and Amsterdam, with activities worldwide. slowLab connects an international network of designers, design thinkers and exemplary projects to bring the slow design movement to life. slowLab was founded by Carolyn F. Strauss.

[Image: San Francisco emotion map. Courtesy Christian Nold.]



December 11, 2008 from 18:30 to 20:30

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