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Montclair Design Week 2018 - Saturday, October 27

by Montclair Design Week - October 27, 2018

 Montclair Design Week 2018

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

We are excited you are joining us for Montclair Design Week! Our inaugural year, The Year of Messy Design, features more than 60 events and is expected to engage about 20,000 participants from throughout our community.

            Good design is for all of us, so we’ve created a wide range of events, something for everyone. Check out the types of events below for today. Most events are free and require registration. All events are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up as soon as possible. To buy tickets for the fundraising parties, go to montclairdesignweek.org. To buy tickets for the films, go to montclairfilm.org.

            Come celebrate design and its power to mobilize and inspire each of us and our community to reach for a better future. We look forward to seeing you!

 

ONGOING EVENTS

MDW DESIGN SHOWCASE

Sights Unseen

MDW Hub, Madison Bldg., 427 Bloomfield Ave.

11:00 am–2:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm daily

Spotlighting the work of talents who live in, work in, or contribute to Montclair, Sights Unseen is Montclair Design Week’s first ever showcase dedicated to uncovering what’s new and next in design of all scales and disciplines. It’s also a nod to our inaugural theme, The Year of Messy Design, in which we invite our community to think broadly and interpret works creatively. Featuring objects of design and innovation—from furniture, graphics, lighting, landscapes, and fashion to robotics, engineering, and user experiences—MDW’s showcase presents a new story of design excellence, as told by our Montclair-area creatives.

 

MAIC EXHIBIT

Montclair Accelerator for Incubating Communities

MDW Hub, Madison Bldg., 427 Bloomfield Ave.

11:00 am–2:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm daily

On exhibit during the week is MDW’s own design for a mobile hub, dubbed MAIC and pronounced make. Montclair Accelerator for Incubating Communities is designed as a multipurpose, fully customized room-on-wheels that can be used for year-round programming. Drawings, renderings, and a scale model tell the story of this roving beacon of discovery, creativity, and exploration. MAIC is a gift we hope to realize in the coming year, with the generous support of our community.


Saturday, October 27

 

WORKSHOP

Dream Up Your Dream Room (ages 7–11)

MIX Lab, Room 014, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University

9:30–11:30 am

Ever wish you could take a nap on pillows made of chocolate, or live in a tree house with a trampoline floor? Maybe have a bed in the middle of an ice rink, and sleep with your skates on? Design your wildest dream bedroom and tell a story about life in your kidtopia! Host: Gary Rudoren (Montclair Film Festival Improv Instructor, Architect). Directions: Park at Red Hawk Parking Deck, exit on level 5, walk directly past soccer field and into basement level of Feliciano School of Business, pass Entrepreneurship Center, turn left, look for big red wall of MIX Lab.

 

KIDS ACTIVITY

Design Surprises: Storytime & Maketime (ages 4–8)

MDW Hub, Madison Bldg., 427 Bloomfield Ave.

10:00–11:00 am

Come on over and settle in with some favorite books that will spark your imagination, and then follow that spark right into a supercool craft time! Host: Marisela Santiago.

 

WORKSHOP

Improv for Designers

MIX Lab, Room 014, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University

12:00–2:00 pm

Improvisers and designers have a lot in common—they both create worlds out of nothing. If you’re an architect, an artist, an inventor, or a design enthusiast, come learn how improv can stretch your imagination. Don’t worry about being funny—let improv bring your craziest ideas to life! Host: Gary Rudoren (Montclair Film Festival Improv Instructor, Architect). Directions: Park at Red Hawk Parking Deck, exit on level 5, walk directly past soccer field and into basement level of Feliciano School of Business, pass Entrepreneurship Center, turn left, look for big red wall of MIX Lab.

 

DESIGN CHALLENGE

Just Food for All

Montclair Public Library, 50 So. Fullerton Ave.

12:00–4:00 pm        

What could it mean to feed everyone in town well? Join us to rethink what food comes to Montclair, where it originates, and how it gets to us. From farm shares to foraging and mutual aid, this workshop aims to develop creative and beautiful alternative visions of food, its distribution, and the well-being of us all.

 

MDW/MONTCLAIR FILM SERIES

Deathtrap (1982)

Cinema505, 505 Bloomfield Ave.

1:30 pm (running time, 1 hr 56 min)

This week’s four films focus on the art of cinematic design. Tonight, Michael Caine is a playwright who tries to salvage his career by murdering a former student (Christopher Reeve) and stealing his unproduced, sure-hit script. Also starring Dyan Cannon.Directed by Sidney Lumet.

 

WORKSHOP

Play Lab Workshop

MIX Lab, Room 014, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University

2:30–4:30 pm

Participants emerge with a positive experience for designing one’s future self. In a fast-paced format, creative instinct takes over as conformity is left on the sidelines and audience members pair with aging experts and end-of-life practitioners for an interactive exploration of real-life problems facing the elderly. Hosts: Caren Martineau (Bevival), Devorah Medwin (Emotional Fitness). Directions: Park at Red Hawk Parking Deck, exit on level 5, walk directly past soccer field and into basement level of Feliciano School of Business, pass Entrepreneurship Center, turn left, look for big red wall of MIX Lab.

 

FUNDRAISING PARTY

Design-a-Cocktail Contest: Final Judging and Awards

The Annex at 18 Label St. Studios, 22 Frink St.

6:00–8:00 pm

Bartenders and mixologists from our top bars and restaurants will be challenged to craft an original cocktail that features an ingredient local to Montclair, with a panel of expert judges selecting a winner. Tickets are $50, with proceeds going to Montclair Design Week. Entry includes complimentary cocktails and light appetizers. Judges: Lucinda Sterling, Luke Parker Bowles, Warren Bobrow.

 

“DESIGNING X” PANEL SERIES

Designing Parenthood

[Venue being finalized]

7:00–9:00 pm

Parenthood can upend our lives in unexpected ways, but our panelists have found that it can be a unique source of creativity and innovation, especially during its most challenging moments. From revolutionizing the design of the pacifier to spearheading the transformation of a parking lot, these parents have redesigned products, businesses, and strategies with their children in mind. In the process, they are redefining what a “new family” destination Montclair can be. Panelists: Erdi Alev (Kwik Coffee Healthy Food), Ozi Okaro (Ikuzi Dolls), Nicki Radzely (Doddle & Co.), Madeline Ruiz (Studio for Urban Architecture & Design). Moderator: Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time).



Unsure where to start? Drop by our headquarters, “the Hub,” in Montclair Center. We’re in the Madison Building at 427 Bloomfield Avenue, near the intersection with Glenridge Avenue. Come inside, ask questions at the MDW Info Desk, marvel at our Design Showcase and MAIC Exhibit, and hang out! We’re there each day of MDW, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Many events will take place at the Hub as well—check the schedule, and register today!

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