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A stage for musical improvisation puts a spotlight on reused building materials
Italian architecture company, Studio Albori, looks at “reuse and improvisation” in building with its Makeshift installation at Chicago Architecture Biennial.
YOLK’s Solar Paper is a fold-up solar charger
The world’s lightest and thinnest solar charging device measures 1.1 centimetres deep and weighs only 120 grams.
A contraceptive pill that calls women who forget to take it
Oviary is the first update the contraceptive pill has received in 50 years and it’s going to make it more effective for women everywhere.
David Adjaye is subject of first major exhibition
Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Art Institute of Chicago join forces for "Form, Heft, Material", an in-depth survey of the acclaimed architect's career.
A haunted, handmade world
Artist Ali Aschman makes emotionally layered animations using handmade puppets and paper cut-outs.
CHGO DSGN is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of Chicago's leading designers by curated by Rick Valicenti.
A ray of colour
"Colour Installation" highlights Scholten & Baijings' skilful approach in combining artisanal and industrial design.
Dana Arnett has created brand marketing solutions for the likes of Harley-Davidson, IBM, General Electric, Coca-Cola, Thomas Reuters and Nike.
Walther Herbst is the chairman of Herbst Lazar Bell Inc.
Prof John Heskett (1937 – 2014) became possibly the most influential person ever within design education through his teaching and books.
Rick Valicenti is founder and design director of Thirst, a communication design firm devoted to art, function and real human presence.
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