Location Armory Center for the Arts

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Address 145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, Ca
91103
Contact Phone 626-792-5101

Events at Armory Center for the Arts

Armory Center for the Arts and Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects, Charrette

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.

Date: 08/16/15

Time: Noon

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Conscientious Projector

As part of the Old Pasadena Film Festival, launching today, Conscientious Projector presents the documentary “Aluna,” exploring the ancient Colombian Kogi tribe, who see themselves as guardians of the Earth, and documents the group’s renewed call to recognize the interconnectedness of life and its warning that the civilized world is destroying the planet’s ecosystems. It starts at 7 p.m., free and open to the public. Visit oldpasadena.org/filmfestival.

Date: 07/09/15

Time: 7 P.M.

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Michael Parker, Steam Egg

Michael Parker's sculpture, a fully-functioning steam sauna, is available for public steam sessions on the first and third Sundays of the month throughout the run of the exhibition. Steam enthusiasts can RSVP to enjoy the egg in 1-hour rotations. Walk-ins are welcome, but first come, first steam. Bring your own towels and suits. Please, no changing in the gallery. Bathrooms are available, but there are no showers on the premises. You can leave your belongings on the hooks of the installation and your shoes under the egg’s subfloor. The Armory/Artist is not responsible for lost or stolen possessions. Participants must be in good health and sign a waiver of liability before participating in the Steam Egg. Sign up in person, call the Armory gallery at (626)792.5101 x122, or email gallery@armoryarts.org. It's 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.

Date: 06/07/15

Time: 1 P.M.

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Robby Herbst, Group

This dance work developed from distinct group exercises and play scenarios initiated by Robby Herbst at experimental political workshops, protest situations, and oddball events. The individual exercises were largely meant to interrogate and explore the ways we experience being in groups, emotionally, psychologically, structurally, politically. It's 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.

Date: 07/15/15

Time: 7 P.M.

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verynice Design, Give-Half, A Design Charrette With Matthew Manos

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.

Date: 08/01/15

Time: 6 P.M.

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