Designer/Consumer Boundaries Blurred at TechnoCRAFT

exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
9 July 2010 – 3 October 2010

Yves Behar — internationally acclaimed designer, TED talker, founder of fuseproject, and chair of industrial design at the California College of the Arts — is the curator of an upcoming exhibition TechnoCRAFT at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. I don’t know the line up just yet, but the YBCA site says: “Selected works span the spectrum from intentionally collaborative (such as platforms where individuals can customize their products) to outsider hacks, where “finished” products are adapted or modified by the user.”

The exhibition is featured around six subthemes: Crowdsourcing, Platforms, Blueprints, Hacks, Incompletes, and Modules. Several of the participating designers, studios, and companies have also been featured here on the blog including  Enzo MariMax Lamb,  Berber Soepboer & Michiel Schuurman, Studio Makkink and Bey, Bouroullec brothersMartin Konrad Gloeckle, and Olafur Eliasson — one of my personal favorite contemporary artists.

There will be an opening night party on Friday, 9 July from 8–11pm; $12 advanced and $15 at the door. (Free for YBCA members.) Other events related to the exhibition include a pop-up shop from Zinc Details, Art Savvy workshops, and DIYbca: A Big Idea Night Production on Saturday, 14 August from  9 a.m. until TWO A.M.!  Which sounds amazing. I have always wanted to be in a museum in the middle of the night.

::Dance it yourself. Draw it yourself. Design it yourself. Drink it yourself. Dub it yourself. Dunk it yourself. Direct it yourself. Discover it yourself. Diagnose it yourself. Detect it yourself. Devise it yourself. Define it yourself. Destroy it yourself. Devour it yourself. Do it yourself all night with your friends at YBCA.::

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