Dwell @ Art Center: A Forum on Intelligent Living by Design

Oct. 16, 2006
Pasadena, CA (September, 2006) /PRNewswire/ - Dwell and Art Center College of Design announced a joint partnership to present "Dwell@ArtCenter: A Forum on Intelligent Living by Design," a unique colloquium on the intersection of architecture, design and technology relating to future living and lifestyles."Dwell@ArtCenter: A Forum on Intelligent Living by Design" will be held in conjunction with the U.S. debut of the international exhibition, "Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living," jointly produced by ArtCenter and Vitra Design Museum of Germany. Going beyond gadgets, "Open House" will envision the house of the future as a place for new spatial experiences, systems of sustainability, and sensory enhancements, investigating how recent technologies can change—and improve—future living and lifestyles. "Open House" will run March 10 through July 1, 2007 at ArtCenter's South Campus.

Complementing the exhibition, "Dwell @ Art Center: A Forum on Intelligent Living by Design" will feature conversations with industry leaders, panels focused on pressing questions, and group discussions-drawing a national audience of designers, architects, scholars and builders into dialogue about the ways technology can shape daily experiences.

"The opportunity to partner with a design institution of ArtCenter's caliber is an honor for Dwell. Architecture and technology for intelligent living are at the core of the Dwell mission, and their convergence is a crucial development to consider," notes Michela O'Connor Abrams, Dwell president and publisher."'Open House' is not only an exhibition, but also a research opportunity for our students and faculty to study and explore the impact of design on technology and architecture. Our partnership with the Dwell forum will help advance the collective conversation on this issue with creative and business leaders in both sectors, as well as with the informed public. As an educational institution, it is critical that we actively promote designers and architects as integral participants in the dialogue about future lifestyle planning," says Richard Koshalek, ArtCenter president.

To form the nexus of the "Open House" exhibition, nearly 100 teams of emerging designers whose work focuses on technology and domestic architecture submitted new designs offer real-life solutions, incorporating the concepts of connectivity, well-being, flexibility and sustainability. Fifteen international design teams were ultimately selected. Models of their visionary projects will offer designs for intelligent houses, proposals for intelligent living, and examples of intelligent materials.

Art CenterCollege of DesignA leader in art and design education for nearly 75 years, Art Center College of Design (www.artcenter.edu) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, as well as public programs offering design education to persons of all ages and levels of experience. Fundamental to ArtCenter's core curricula is a commitment to social and cultural engagement and giving students the tools and skills with which to address real-world issues and effect change. Art Center is located in Pasadena, CA, with classes held at its Hillside Campus and new South Campus in downtown Pasadena.Dwell Magazine

Dwell (www.dwell.com) was created to expand perceptions of the word "home" and champion an aesthetic in home design that is modern, idea-driven and sensitive to social and physical surroundings. Its inherent passion for "bringing good design to everyone" has helped propel the prefab movement onto the national stage.

Source: Dwell Magazine (www.dwellmag.com)

For additional information, contact Christine Hanson of ArtCenter, (626) 396-2394 or[email protected]; or Shelley Tatum Keran of Dwell, (650) 838-9431 or [email protected].

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