Hackers, Modders, Fabbers, Tweakers; Design in the Age of Individuality
July 10 - October 10, 2010
Techno-Craft explores how the boundary between the role of the designer and the consumer is disappearing. Curated by acclaimed designer Yves Behar, the exhibition traces the current trend in design away from fixed objects toward open "design platforms" that invite people to participate in the creative process. Selected works span the spectrum from intentionally collaborative (such as platforms where individuals can customize their products) to outsider hacks, where "finished" products are adapted or modified by the user. Special attention is paid to the intersection of technology and craft that encourages an unprecedented level of user participation with profound implications for the future of design and experience making.
Opening July 9 at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, the Yves Behar-curated TechnoCRAFT exhibition explores how the boundary between the role of the designer and the consumer is disappearing. Two of the themes explored, crowdsourcing and incompletes, struck a chord here in the Threadless hallways. So friends, it's CHALLENGE time!
Your challenge is to create an awesome incomplete design: one that stands alone but may also be modified, finished, or repurposed by the purchaser.
It's a challenging theme, for sure, but we know you're up for the task! Feel free to read up on the exhibition for inspiration and get to work! Your LOVES design could be finished by acclaimed designer Yves Behar AND Fuse Project has thrown in other great swag as well!
The purpose of the submissions relating to this promotion is to create a stand-alone design inspired by the challenge, not a brand tee. Your design should not have brand names or logos on it.