Location Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Events at Armory Center for the Arts
The Raymond Street entrance of the Armory includes a public art space, a social space, and a green space. How could this area be revisioned to serve all of these needs better? Victor Papanek repeatedly advocated for site-responsive connections between environmental and social responsibility, showing that ultimately constructed and natural environments work best when fully interdependent. With guidance from landscape architecture firm Spurlock Poirier, the Armory Center for the Arts holds a public charrette for revisioning the front gardens and will ultimately implement these ideas in a future renovation of the front garden, presented in conjunction with "After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be," a group exhibition that focuses on Papanek’s pioneering influence on sustainable, socially responsible, human-centered design. On view through September 6. Visit armoryarts.org/papanek for more info.
The Armory’s exhibition series “Expanding on an Expansive Subject, Part 8” presents “Kate Wilson: Projected Paintings,” opening with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and continuing through Sept. 6.
Join Matthew Manos, Creative Director of verynice and author of "How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free,” in a series of rapid-making activities inspired by Victor Papanek, and the concept of "giving half.” Victor Papanek always defended that designers should donate 10% of their time, talent, and skills to volunteering. Matthew Manos, founder of the design firm verynice Design, will host a workshop on his functioning business model in which 50% of all work is dedicated to pro-bono design. Visit armoryarts.org/papanek for more info.