RISD Museum Announces New Exhibit “Repair and Design Futures”
Monday, October 08, 2018
RISD Museum has announced the opening of its newest exhibit “Repair and Design Futures.’
The exhibit is on display through September 30, 2019.
Repair and Design Futures investigates mending as material intervention, metaphor, and call to action.
Spanning the globe and more than three centuries, objects in the exhibition reveal darns, patches, and stabilized areas that act as springboards to considering socially engaged design thinking today.
Along with the exhibition is a multidisciplinary programming initiative and an issue of the RISD Museum's twice-yearly journal, Manual: a journal about art and its making.
Alison J. Clarke, "Design for the Real World Today: A Discussion of Victor Papanek's Design Manifesto and its Legacy."
October 5, 1:30pm
WARP Collective, "Repair: Work as a Re-visioning Process"
October 6 & 7, 1-4pm
Becci Davis, "A Counter-Monument F.U.B.U."
October 11, 17 & 18, 10am-5pm
Paola Antonelli on Broken Nature
October 17, 6:15pm
SORRY, A Live Listening Party
October 18, 7-8pm
International Repair Day with Fashion Revolution
October 20, 11am-4pm
Amy Lee Sanford, Break Pot:Benefit St. performance
November 8, 1:30pm
For complete program descriptions, visit risdmuseum.org.
Accompanying journal issue:
Manual Issue 11: Repair
Manual: a journal about art and its making, a twice-yearly publication, uses the collections, exhibitions, and collaborations of the RISD Museum as an impetus for essays and interviews, artist interventions, and archive highlights. A fusion of academic arts journal and design magazine, Manual is a resource for engaged conversations about art, design, and the impact of creative making by curators, artists, scholars, and educators.
Brian Goldberg and Kate Irvin from the preface to Issue 11: "Can we find in the detail, in the stitch and the weave, an ecology of care, a model for activating new forms of life, ones that might reject or reimagine an economic and cultural order based on novelty, disposability, and the monadic self? Can they help us learn to live together in a broken world?"
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