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Museum of Vancouver | Why I Design

Museum of Vancouver | Why I Design

Museum of Vancouver invites Vancouverites to explore and celebrate innovation in action. 25 designers stationed throughout the museum’s galleries discuss approaches to their practice in this personable, lively single afternoon and evening event.

Participating alumni include
  • Annabelle Choi (BDes 2010)
  • Dean Bennett (BDes 2010)
  • Nicole Preissl (BDes 2019)
  • Melanie Camman (BDes 2016)
  • Melissa Rossi (BDes 2017)

Why I Design spotlights the process of invention and immersion. This year’s Why I Design pays particular attention to the emerging forces behind a Circular Economy, which include elements of wholeness, inclusion, knowledge, connection, and community in addition to reconciliation and decolonization as a regional factor. The curation of this year’s exhibition reaches beyond traditional design to include people who are making design happen by bringing together people, systems, and materials which are striving to develop meaningful impact within their communities. The “Why” behind their actions and developments are the distinguishing features that separate a Circular Economy from an Industrial Economy. The critical functions of the circular economy are the human factors of relationships, connections, sharing, and personal health and growth. This year’s event aims to gather a diverse group of people who represent elements of this new economy; a practice that embraces purpose-driven sustainability, material repurposing and reimagining how we do business.  Assembling local contributors in the same room will foster key discussions about what the impacts of a circular economy can, or potentially should be.

Why I Design extends beyond traditional art display or trade show. It provides an alternative to standard presentations by removing walls between disciplines and between designers and the public. Why I Design is a rare local opportunity to interact with the designers of the products and environments that shape our lives. The participating designers represent enormously diverse creativity. Join them to learn about their latest ideas and developments.

Cash Bar available with proof of age. Snacks will be served.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 7:00pm -10:30pm

Admission: $25 General Admission + At the Door | $22 MOV Members | $15 Student

Prices to do not include GST.
Students must show a valid student card along with your ticket at the door.
MOV members, please be prepared to show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

Event Ticket includes FREE admission to our afternoon (1-3pm) Panel Discussion. See Below. Event Ticket additionally includes free admission to our feature exhibitions Haida Now, and Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives (Reg. $20.50).

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