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17
Jun
17

after the Summer, get your vitamins…

at the Design Museum in London….

How did California come to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design? California: Designing Freedom explores how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley, and how ‘Designed in California’ became a global phenomenon.

The central premise is that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation, from LSD to surfboards and iPhones. This ambitious survey brings together political posters and portable devices, but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the San Francisco Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences. By turns empowering, addictive and troubling, Californian products have affected our lives to such an extent that in some ways we are all now Californians.

– See more at: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/california#sthash.hwscrXtO.dpuf

20
Feb
17

bauhaus ceiling

bauhaus-women-001

More women than men applied to the school in 1919, and Gropius insisted that there would be “no difference between the beautiful and the strong sex” – those very words betraying his real views. Those of the “strong sex” were, in fact, marked out for painting, carving and, from 1927, the school’s new architecture department. The “beautiful sex” had to be content, mostly, with weaving.

We will definitely investigate more about the fate of the women of bauhaus when we will cycle to Dessau, in August…

Source: quote and photo The Guardian




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