May 5, 2017 - A/D/O - Common Sense design festival
e-flux Architecture
May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017

A/D/O

Courtesy A/D/O.

Common Sense design festival
A day of design talks, workshops and installations
May 13, 2017, 10am

A/D/O
29 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
USA

www.a-d-o.com

Common Sense design festival
A day of design talks, workshops and installations
May 13, 2017, 10am

A/D/O
29 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
USA

www.a-d-o.com

Please join A/D/O for a day of design talks, workshops and installations.

The second season from the Design Academy at A/D/O brings us to our senses. On Saturday, May 13, Common Sense, a day of design talks, installations and workshops, will investigate designers' power to transform our world through the most fundamental human interfaces: texture and scent, sound and vision. Amid the fractious cultural climate of the moment, A/D/O will seek to discover if shared perceptual experiences can foster a kind of common sense.

Cutting through the sensory overload of attention-grabbing stimuli, this one day festival and exhibition will examine the power of design to harness physiology, culture and technology to heighten our understanding of a shared world.

An installation by design studio PlayLab will challenge the limits of our perception, while speakers including Chandler Burr (the New York Times' only perfume critic to date) and Bompas & Parr (the minds behind the breathable cocktail) will undermine expectations of what forms exhibitions—or products—might take. With an audacious program of workshops and interventions, Common Sense will consider how designers can affect our experience of the “now”—and what that might mean for the future.

The festival and exhibition which will continue at A/D/O through summer, questions design’s role in accommodating the fundamentals of our sensory system. To what extent can design alter our perceptions and to what degree can our senses be augmented or recalibrated? At a time when perceptions of the world are increasingly polarized, when the truth is questionable and consensus seems impossible to achieve, we consider if we’ve lost touch with common sense and our shared ability to perceive something without debate.

Presentations by
Barber & Osgerby
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Bompas & Parr
Chandler Burr
PlayLab, Inc.
New Reality Company

More speakers to be announced.

Register for tickets at a-d-o.com.

As e-flux are a valued partner, we have reserved a limited number of complimentary tickets to this event for e-flux subscribers. The first 50 people to register by emailing info [​at​] a-d-o.com will receive free entry to this event.

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