The Design Futures Lab is a collaborative space of speculative research and design in the MFA Design program at CCA. Design has a vital role to play in shaping both the imagination and our tangible expression of the future, building towards more resiliency, equity, and inclusion. In manufacturing processes, technology development, urban engagement, and aesthetic expressions, design is at the forefront of these questions. Design Future Lab takes this charge, designing and testing innovating ideas and shaping both the form and values of our future cities and environment.

PAST | The Rodina: On Performative Design

Mar 31 6 - 8pm CRB at YBCA

How to make freedom and playfulness, traditionally granted to artists, accessible to a wider audience? And, how to design situations or objects that stimulate activity and participation, that could lead to a transformation in a viewer or a social context? During this talk, Amsterdam-based designers Vit & Tereza Ruller (studio The Rodina) try to answer these questions. They step out of separated media constraints by identifying performative components in graphic design processes and results. With examples of their recent projects, The Rodina propose the term “performative design” for a practice that incorporates playfulness, bodies, action, eventness (understanding this as a unique time and space) and graphic design. Performance becomes an alternative mode of value production.

Curatorial Research Bureau at YBCA

701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Presented by Design MFA + Curatorial Practice