Monday, 9:47am
15 December 2008

As if obstacles were not an issue

Good magazine hosts a problem-solving event in LA

Is design really about problem-solving? And if so, how often are those problems really serious? An event in Los Angeles this coming Thursday aims to tackle some really weighty challenges, such as ‘isolation’, ‘traffic’ and ‘earthquakes’.

The evening is organised by the remarkable Good (see Jason A. Tselentis’s article ‘Like they do give a damn’ about the magazine in Eye no. 63 vol. 16). And it’s hosted by Good’s Casey Caplowe and design writer (and Eye contributor) Alissa Walker.

‘We're encouraging them to think big, as if funding and bureaucracy and perhaps gravity are not an issue,’ says Walker. ‘We really want presentations that vary between “wow, I can't believe I didn't think of that” to “there's no way that will ever happen” and a good balance of outrageously hilarious and totally serious. And we'll have people on-hand from the city to let us know what they think.’

If you’re interested, RSVP to

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