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Esto Now: Photographers Eye New York

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Esto Now: Photographers Eye New York, Pentagram

Mounted at the Center for Architecture, this exhibition focuses on eight projects in New York by six contemporary location photographers in the Esto collaborative. Over 100 images are projected, slideshow-style, onto a screen-sized blank space that has been knocked out of the exhibition's title. In keeping with the travelogue theme, commentary from the participating photographers and architects appears on the walls. The projects are numbered and keyed to the quotes and a small map of the metropolitan area.

 

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St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room

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St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room, Debra Nichols Design

The St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room in San Rafael, Calif., has offered 350 meals a day, 365 days a year, for more than 25 years. Relying on monetary donations, volunteer help, and donated food, it offers its clients a warm meal in a safe environment, augmented with basic necessities such as counseling, clothing, and emotional support.

Operating out of a run-down Gold Rush-era building, the facility had poor lighting, holes in the floor, outdated amenities, and an overall depressing environment.

Debra Nichols Design

2009 AIGA Bone Show

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2009 AIGA Bone Show, AIGA Boston Chapter, Brandon Bird, Jeff Stammen, Christine Lefebvre

The BoNE (Best Of New England) Show is a biennial design competition, exhibition, and fundraiser to benefit AIGA’s Boston chapter. The 2009 theme was “Community,” and the design team’s goal was to create an exhibition that would celebrate the competition winners and the New England design community as a whole.

Brandon Bird, Jeff Stammen, Christine Lefebvre

The Context of Consumption

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The Context of Consumption, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sarah M. Kirchoff

Garbage cans are often the center of pollution on an individual level. By implementing unexpected display approaches in particular public contexts, this set of three installations sought to heighten viewer awareness of this often-overlooked functional object and draw attention to issues of both individual and society-wide consumption and pollution.

Sarah M. Kirchoff (MFA candidate, project manager)

Klaus Moje: Paintings in Glass

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Klaus Moje: Paintings in Glass, Museum of Arts and Design, Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture

Klaus Moje is one of the fathers of the modern glass movement, having invented a technique for fusing colored glass into forms. An exhibition at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design featured his work in a strict chronological sequence of 64 pieces ranging from small vases to large-scale wall-mounted works.

An extremely limited exhibition budget ($22,000, or $10/sq. ft.) and short (five-day) installation period demanded that the exhibit be fabricated off site and brought to the museum in pieces sized to fit the elevators.

Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture

Sculpture by the Sea

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Sculpture by the Sea, Frost* Design

Frost* Design created Wonderland as a site-specific typographical artwork for the 2009 Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition, which annually attracts more than 500,000 visitors to Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

The whimsical installation featured 138 fluorescent orange letters that spelled out a verse from the introductory poem All in the Golden Afternoon from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:

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Totem Park

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Totem Park, Citipower, Powercor, Projects of Imagination

Totem Park was an exhibition at the Energy 21 Conference, an annual energy industry event that addresses issues such as climate change, networks, and energy supplier competencies. The Projects of Imagination design team was commissioned by Citipower and Powercor, two of Australia’s primary electricity distributors (and major conference sponsors), to design an exhibit presenting three core business sectors (smart meters, customer service, and network services) within a 6m-by-6m display area.

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