Design at dusk in the ‘ONE-OFF’ opportunity…
The Design Museum is holding its annual late ‘ONE-OFF’ this Friday, with the help of curatorial agency Double Decker. Take inspiration from the Museum’s iconic collection, get tech-savvy with the latest design processes (including 3D printing and laser cutting), or make friends with the People of Print collective and screen-print your own neon tote bag. If you’re still baffled, the vibrant The Future is Here Factory will answer all, with Q&A sessions, talks and demonstrations, and designer Sylvia Weidenbach, fashion textile designer Ejing Zhang, and sculptor John Rainey on hand to present their work and discuss of the future possibilities of design.
If this isn’t enough, a collaboration with the Design Museum Holon will see the inner walls turn into a digital canvas of Israeli design prototypes, sound and visual projection duo, Sculpture, will takeover the museum’s 1.5 Gallery, illustrator Patrick Schmidt be sharing all his furniture up-cycling know-how in the Doodle Lab, and the museum café will turn into a collage and drawing workshop. Phew!
ONE-OFF will take place at the Design Museum, London on 26 July 2013 from 6.30pm-9.30pm.
Take cover at the Peckham Takeover…
The V&A’s Peckham Takeover brings hip south east London creatives to South Ken. Taking the V&A under siege are Rye Lanes’ Day Job illustrators, contemporary art hub the Hannah Barry Gallery (with artists Tom Barnett, James Capper and James Balmforth), the Bussey Quarter’s collaborative practises (with LBPK, Library of Independent Exchange and DJ Tristram Bolletti), and the Peckham Springs gallery who’ll offer a taste of their exhibition experience with a Peckham Spring Water cocktail.
Installations will range from quiet church photography, to lively explorations of black urbanism, and with ’Pull Your Own Print’ sessions from the Peckham Print Studio, a skip lucky dip and fantasy shop making with Garudio Studiage, and the chance to contribute to Mhairi Macaulay’s ’Peace Blanket’, there will be a chance to make your own mark too -you can even take illustration lessons with the dean of Camberwell College of Art, Nick Gorse.
After all that, shake your thing to the likes of Rhythm Section, soul-funker DJ Al Dobson Jr, and afrobeat airwave-riders Reprezent Radio, or attend talks from visiting practitioners and the V&A curator Gill Saunders and catch film screenings from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
A double-whammy at the Natural History Museum…
You have a choice of two events at our beloved NHM this Friday; their monthly Mastercard Late (with open mic performances in the stunning Central Hall, Pimm’s, cider and wine, a hearty pop-up restaurant, and speedsketching), or mesmerising after-hours lecture, ‘A Year of Curiosity on Mars’ with planetary geologist Dr Joseph Michalski and geologist Professor Sanjeev Gupta.
At the first, visit the Sebastião Salgado: Genesis photography exhibition and sip some al fresco tipple in the Darwin Centre Courtyard. The latter will celebrate NASA’s successful landing of the Mars Curiosity 12 months ago, looking back on the year and asking whether another planet beyond Earth may host life, what were the origins of life on Earth, and discussing the future of the mission. We are stumped over which one will be better – you’ll have to decide!