Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future OPENING @modatl

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Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future 

Exhibition On View from September 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016 at MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta)

3D printing technology and the open source communities surrounding it are rapidly changing the world by making the powerful, new tools of design and manufacturing available to a much wider audience. This accessibility ultimately allows each one of us to design customized solutions to the complex problems around us.

Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future will explore projects, both large and small, in which 3D printing technology is being used in innovative ways. From fabricating lighter components for airplanes to designing custom prosthetics, this exhibition will explore the exciting designs made possible by 3D printing and the many questions that these technological advances will raise for our future.

The exhibition will include projects such as:

  • The Made in Space Zero-G 3D Printer that traveled to the International Space station in 2014
  • Nooka Watches and a FreshFiber Bubble Lamp by  3D Systems
  • Chase Me, a stop-motion film made entirely with 3D printed characters and sets
  • Design for 3D printing a lunar habitation on the moon by Foster + Partners
  • Kinematics Dress by Nervous System

Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future is an original exhibition organized by the Museum of Design Atlanta with the support of 3D SystemsAdvanced RPEssdackDremel,  Formlabs, PaliProto, the Northside Hospital Foundation,  Fulton County Arts and Culture, and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 8.47.27 AM[The above announcement was first published in a MODA Membership Newsletter, distributed by email, September 2015, by Claire Timmerman.]

Design for Healthy Living @modatl

Design for Healthy Living @modatl – Museum of Design Atlanta


April 19 – August 9, 2015

Design for Healthy Living explores the impact of the built environment on human health and presents specific design strategies that are used to promote routine physical activity and healthy living.

The exhibition provides real-world examples from Atlanta and beyond that demonstrate these design strategies in use and highlight the impact that design is making on the health and well-being of communities.

Among the Atlanta projects featured in the exhibition are the Atlanta BeltLine, Serenbe, Lee Street Re-Design, Wheat Street Garden, and others.

This highly interactive exhibition — which features an installation by artist and designerTristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio — will encourage participation and dialogue as visitors consider the spaces they use each day and how these spaces can be used to improve their health and well-being.

Sharing the Well Through Design Thinking — and #fuse15! #MVIFI @MVPSchool @modatl

An open letter to Mount Vernon Faculty and Staff:

Dear Mount Vernon Faculty and Staff:

I love a good story. I particularly love story that reveals to us some of the fruits of our labors and reminds us of the motivations for why we do some of what we do.

“Learners apply knowledge to make an impact.” “Empathy influences learning.”

As designers, you empower your learners to be change agents, and our school family believes so deeply in empathy and the power of applied learning. Through your work, you have helped spring forth the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation and events like #fuse14 where we can share our practice and nurture innovators beyond our own campus and immediate community.

Thanks to #fuse14 and our amazing partnership with MODA, we helped play a part in a story of Francis W. Parker School exhibiting pieces of MODA’s recent “Design for Social Impact” show – the show that was up when we spent a night at MODA for a segment of #fuse14. You can read about it here:

I love thinking that learners in Chicago are emboldened and inspired to see themselves even more as design thinkers and change makers. And I love that we got to be a part of that story through your committed work, sharing the well, and collaborating with our partner MODA.

A number of other schools around the country and world have let us know that they are implementing design thinking thanks to the support and practice that we provided them at #fuse14.

Let’s do so again, and help share the well to nurture even more innovators.

#fuse15 is June 3, 4, 5. Mark the date and continue to make your mark!

THANK YOU for all you do and share and inspire!

fuse15 June 3-5 2015

Design for Social Impact Exhibit 5.25.14-8.03.14 @modatl

The Design for Social Impact exhibit at MODA is open!

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How can design solve real world problems? Our new exhibition, Design for Social Impact, shows how the design process is being used to tackle some of the 21st century’s most difficult problems.

Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, Design for Social Impact looks at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs are using design to solve problems in the areas of shelter, community, education, healthcare, energy, and food & water.

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things @modatl

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From MODA I Museum of Design Atlanta

Opening Reception for Hidden Heroes

February 22, 2014, 7pm – 9pm 

Join us for the opening reception for our upcoming exhibition, Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things, on the evening of Saturday, February 22, from 7pm to 9pm.  We’ll admire the design and engineering ingenuity that brought about a host of everyday objects that make our lives easier, while we enjoy a glass of wine and light snacks.

Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things highlights the stories behind the design of 36 ordinary objects that have revolutionized the way we live, such as paper clips, bubble wrap, and pencils.

Organized by The Vitra Museum in Germany and by Hi-Cone, the products showcased in this traveling exhibition illuminate four aspects of their design: innovation, production, evolution and inspiration.

The opening reception is $10 for MODA members and $15 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets