Designing ' The Government Hospital for the Insane,' How Risk Can Be a Productive Tool in Architecture & the Longest Running Survey of American Art

Jumpstart your week with our insider’s guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here’s the best of what’s going on, right now.


Last Call: Brexit Passport Design Competition 

Redesign the document that all UK citizens carry when traveling abroad! Dezeen is looking for designs that both present a positive vision of the post-Brexit UK to the world and represent all its citizens.

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Online competition open through March 24, 2017.


Mnifesto Series: At Extremes

Manifesto Series: At Extremes discusses how architecture, infrastructure, and technology negotiate limits and operate in conditions of imbalance. Participants will draw from Bracket Vol 3. At Extremes to present a manifesto for or against how risk and extreme circumstances could become a tool for productive models in architecture.

New York, NY. March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM.


Last Call: 2017 Fuller Challenge

The end of March marks your last chance to apply for the 10th anniversary of this unique prize, which encourages applicants to take a full systems approach to solving real-world problems.

Online Competition open through March 31, 2017.


Call for Entries: Golden Pin Design Award

Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award is the only international design award focused on the world’s Chinese-speaking, or huaren, communities. The competition represents a chance for companies and brands to test the viability of their products and projects in the dynamic Greater China region.

Online competition open through June 30, 2017.


Whitney Biennial 2017

The 78th installment of the longest-running survey of American art arrives at a time of racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics. Throughout the exhibition, artists challenge us to consider how these realities affect our senses of self and community. 

New York, NY. On view through June 11, 2017.


Opening: Architecture of an Asylum

An exhibition that explores the architecture and landscape architecture of St. Elizabeths, The Government Hospital for the Insane, as the campus was originally named. The multi-disciplinary exhibition will tell the story of St. Elizabeths’ change over time, reflecting evolving theories of how to care for the mentally ill, as well as the later reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and mixed-use urban development.

Washington, DC. On view through January 15, 2018.

Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.

Source: core77

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