Five Things That Caught our Eye
Every three weeks, we round up a list of five articles that caught our eye. Here’s our team's top 5 of the week.
A Mobile Design Museum Showcasing Mumbai Slum Talent
Dharavi is one of Asia’s biggest slums and home to over one million people. Its newest addition is a mobile design museum that reflects the nomadic nature of its people and celebrates the incredible design skills and creative talent of its many workers and craftsmen. The first of it’s kind, this museum challenges perception, offering new ways of understanding people and culture.
Telling Stories with the Senses
Sometimes, when we’re not at work, we like to catch up on what’s new in Montreal. Montreal’s Phi Centre welcomes a series of 13 sensory stories that are totally breaking the boundaries of storytelling. Curated by New York’s Future of Storytelling, these interactive stories are making us feel in new ways. Visitors are invited to engage with virtual reality, the sense of smell and touch, and video games that allow you to make choices for a film's protagonist right before your eyes.
The Unzipped Wall
Every year since 2000, London’s Hyde Park Serpentine Galleries commissions a temporary summer pavilion to be designed by a leading architect. Earlier this month, this year’s Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group was unveiled, conceived as an “unzipped wall… pulled apart to form a cavity within it [...]”. And, for the first time ever, four further temporary pavilions will keep it company on site. Among our favorites, a small museum without doors that allows city dwellers to display objects of significance.
Fluid and Playful Classrooms for Kids
What if we could redesign everyday learning to be a little more magical? This French-based architecture studio came up with an incredibly playful redesign for a monotonous 1960s building, home to a nursery and elementary school in France. These classrooms are everything you would never expect but likely always dreamed of.
When Ikea Opens a Museum
You heard correctly. At the end of June 2016, Ikea will be opening a museum showcasing 73 years of history. Where exactly? In a small town called Älmhult in the South of Sweden where the brand was born back in 1943. Today a household name around the world, visitors will have the chance to travel back in time to decades worth of iconic bookshelves, lamps and sofas.