Design Week 2017


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AIA Columbus Annual Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17

Movie Night at Gateway, Wednesday, Oct. 18

IIDA Columbus Interior Design Awards, Thursday, Oct. 19

Mini Camp Architecture, Oct. 20, Friday, Oct. 20

Italian Village Brewery/Housing Tour, Saturday, Oct. 21

(Download a PDF version of the calendar here.)

Don’t miss these additional design-related events happening around or during Design Week 2017

DesignColumbus 2017

CSI Columbus and USGBC Ohio Chapter will host DesignColumbus 2017 Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Ohio Union, The Ohio State University. Hundreds of building professionals will meet for education sessions on current sustainable design solutions and networking. Details.

Design Swarm Workshop

The Department of Design at The Ohio State University is pleased to host alumnus Surya Vanka in a Design Swarm workshop focused on seeking new solutions to Ohio’s opioid crisis. This event will function as its first annual Reinhart Butter Design Affair. A presentation by Surya Vanka will take place on Friday, October 20, in 010 Page Hall at 10:15a.m.-11:15 a.m. The workshop will take place following the presentation in 105 Hayes Hall from 12:30p.m.-4 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10a.m.-4 p.m. The event will include participants from the Department of Design, a range of health-related units across the university, professional design practitioners, and experts on the opioid addition crisis in Ohio. Persons interested in participating should register their interest here. There is no cost for participating.

What is a Design Swarm? This facilitated approach to examining complex social problems relies on the collaborative power of people from different disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of experience. Surya Vanka, founder and principle of Authentic Design (Seattle) and former UX director at Microsoft, will lead us through a nine-hour, two-day workshop process based on sessions that function as timed sprints that may feel like controlled chaos, but the proactive sense of urgency they generate is leveraged to generate a wide range of highly visual and collaborative proposals for innovative new ways to solve challenges that have a strong sense of local relevance. By bringing together people with different points of view to share ideas, the process encourages the exploration of extremes: extreme agility, extreme creativity, and extreme collaboration. In the end, Design Swarms have a proven ability to identify connections, processes and previously unseen possibilities to solve some of today’s biggest challenges.

Louise Fili Presentation

Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) will feature Louise Fili at its October event Thursday, Oct. 19. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:30 p.m.  The event will be held at Gateway Film Center. Details.