Susan Mavor is excited to share a new studio Lost & Found Design. Formerly known as the “Communication” in PUBLIC Architecture + Communication—their team is rebanded, relaunched, and ready to go. Same great team—same great work. They do wayfinding, exhibit design, and projects that advance reconciliation.
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The importance of honoring indigenous stories spans the globe. Each location has its own sensitivities, lessons to be learned, and story to be told. For our final Voices of the year, we have invited a panel of representatives from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United States to share their experiences.
"May you live in interesting times," goes the ubiquitous phrase (curse?) of dubious origin—and here we are, strangely both closer together, and farther apart than ever before. But designers and fabricators dig a challenge, right? The SEGD community is a truly special group of people from around the globe—bound together by their warm collegial comportment, and love of design excellence and shared experiences—who continue to find creative ways to connect, inspire and help others across their teams and across the globe.
“Off Grid 18,”the second-annual international experiential graphic design event created by the Wellington Chapter of SEGD, transpired over four days and four cities in late February. The theme was “Experiential City,” which posed the question, “What is the ‘experiential city’ and where does design fit in?”
Off Grid sits at the intersection of urbanism, placemaking, wayfinding and design; if you work in—or are intrigued by—these areas, make sure you join us! Through insights from social anthropologists, urban planners, strategic thinkers, visionary designers, contemporary artists, filmmakers, brand identity designers, augmented reality experts and smart city researchers, Off Grid explores what really connects people to place.
This interactive light installation located at the heart of the University of British Columbia, provides a colorful expression of thanks to the over 4,000 donors to the University's "start an evolution" fundraising campaign, which raised an unprecedented two billion dollars.
The University asked PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication to design an engaging, permanent and timeless outdoor feature that would give thanks to the donors to their recent "start an evolution" fundraising campaign. The brief was to create anything but a typical donor wall.
This street art enlivens a derelict industrial wall surrounding Vancouver's newest pop-up park. The site, an urban garden dedicated to promoting pollinators–bees—in the city, is a former industrial site on a block that will eventually be developed entirely into park. Until then, one corner of the block is being dedicated as a park with homes for bees. Until the next stage of development, the borders of the park would have been stark grey walls.