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Why I Design: 30+ Designers Talk With You About What They Do (and Why They’re Doing It in Vancouver)
The Museum of Vancouver invites Vancouverites to explore and celebrate innovation in action. Thirty+ designers, live, in concert and stationed throughout the museum’s galleries, discuss their work during Why I Design, a signature Vancouver Design Week event.
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Admission: $16 Advance | $18 at the Door | $13 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://sep19whyidesign.eventbrite.ca
Venue: Museum of Vancouver: 1100 Chestnut St. Vancouver
More Info: http://museumofvancouver.ca/programs
Why I Design aims the spotlight on the process of invention. Participating designers will engage you with stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things you’ve never seen before—from play spaces to packaging, furniture to footwear, scuba fins to cemeteries. You can ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovative leaders in international corporations—what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it.
The participating designers represent enormously diverse creativity. See the latest adventure road bike and a kayak that folds. Touch shapes designed to ground people with autism. Experience the first heads-up display that can be worn while playing any sport. Admire apparel that can weather the worst that Vancouver can throw at you. Test a vest that helps kids feel less anxiety. Learn what makes a play space fun. Find flip-flops that are actually good for your feet. Discover who puts the flash into rock concerts. There’s a lot to explore as you navigate a party that’s dense with designers.
This isn’t an art display or trade show. Why I Design provides an alternative to standard presentations by breaking down walls between disciplines and between designers and the public.
Admission to Why I Design includes entry to the premiere of the exhibition From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s; and to Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver. Come celebrate with us the transformative power of design during Vancouver Design Week.