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We will represent Detroit UNESCO City of Design at the 11th Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) from the June 29 to July 2, 2017 at the Centre des Arts (CDA) in Enghien-les-Bains, France. The exhibition will then reopen September 14, 2017 to January 7, 2018 at the Cité du Design in Saint-Etienne, France.

The exhibition ‘Are you talking to me: Uses and applications of connected objects’ is curated by Dominique Roland, Director of the Centre des Arts (CDA), and Olivier Peyricot, Designer and Director of the research department at the Cité du Design of Saint-Etienne. Exhibition design is by Isabelle Daëron.

We will be showing our prototype Whithervanes: Open Hardware Kit. The kit is for non-profits/hacker-spaces, citizen journalists, activists, artists, designers and tinkerers that want to develop new modes of access to, engagement with and common ownership of existing data streams using news-feeds as the starting point. We are also showing our newly refurbished and upgraded RBTS 2.0 our trio of robotically-enhanced domestic appliances. The project attempts to progress the discussion from ‘symptom-focused’ approaches to sustainable design to address consumer psychology and the design of objects capable of supporting deeper and more meaningful relationships with their users.

Whithervane Open Hardware Kit

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