Substance: Diverse Practices from the Periphery

One of the most compelling exhibits of the year will be taking place this fall at the Center for Visual Art in Denver. Curated by Lisa Abendroth of Metropolitan State College of Denver, the show brings together a broad range of innovative designs focused on improving the quality of everyday life.

Lisa has put the focus of the exhibit on three parts of the “design story”; cause, method, and impact. By understanding the need, using a people-centered approach, and developing solutions that are appropriate, efficient, and elegant, the designers included in this exhibit have created solutions that show the value of design thinking in real-world situations.

Kicking off the exhibition will be a presentation by Kenneth Jewell of Continuum speaking about their work on Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Media Lab’s “One Laptop per Child” project (aka the $100 laptop).

SUBSTANCE: Diverse Practices from the Periphery
September 6 – November 9, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007
6 – 7 pm: Lecture: One Laptop per Child – Kenneth Jewell, Continuum (Boston, Milan, Seoul)
7 – 9 pm: Opening Reception

Thursday, October 11, 2007
6 pm: Lecture: Patricia Moore, MooreDesign Associates (Phoenix, AZ) and Bryan Bell, Design Corps (Raleigh, NC)

Friday, October 12, 2007
8:30 – 10 pm: Gala Reception in conjunction with the AIGA NEXT national design conference

More information is available on the CVA website at

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