Next Friday, March 18, the Diversity in Design Collaborative will hold its first-ever Design for Youth Conference in Motor City at the College for Creative Studies. Aimed at Detroit Public School students and other young members of the local community, the day-long event will offer children ages 12-18 the opportunity to learn and engage with members of the profession. design. This year’s event, titled “Designed By”, approaches design through five themes: form, space, language, culture and experience. Along with a keynote address by hip-hop architect Michael Ford, the event will feature panel discussions from black design leaders in disciplines ranging from fashion to interior design to UX design and more.
Asia Week returns to New York
From March 16-25, the Big Apple will come alive with a citywide celebration of Asian art, thanks to the return of Asia Week, encompassing talks, openings and other special events. Highlights not to be missed include Indonesian and Indian textiles on display at Thomas Murray, the first exhibition of bamboo works by Yufu Shohaku outside of his native Japan, and the sale of Japanese and Korean works by Bonhams, including vases from the Meiji era, Showa era baskets and kintsugi-repaired chawans, or tea bowls.
Trnk will open the first physical space
On March 16, design collective Trnk will open the doors to their first physical space in Tribeca, New York. The 1,300 square foot location will function as a creative center including a showroom, gallery and retail area. For the gallery part, selected emerging photographers, artists, ceramists and designers will be invited to collaborate with chief designer Tariq Dixon on exhibitions. Seasonal pop-ups and panels will take place throughout the year. In the fall, Dixon plans to expand the brand with a range of home fragrances, as well as curatorial digital exhibitions. Trnk has long prided itself on engaging the global creative community – and now it will be able to expand on that front with its first permanent location.
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