Grand Exhibition: The Value of Good Design, MoMA

This year, the MoMA dedicates an exhibition questioning what good design is, and how exactly it can influence our everyday lives. This is a continuation of past initiatives held at the MoMA exploring a similar subject matter, starting in the late 1930s. It’s interesting to note how the same questions can be explored differently over time, highlighting the vast changes in the field of design.

When and where: February 10 – May 27, 2019, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Design Event: Wix Playground Presents Career Therapy

Leading designers and creatives will come together for an inspirational evening discussing personal development in the design world. With speakers such as Cap Watkins, Alex Center, and YuJune Park, the event will dive into everything from what shaping a career path means, to forming a space that enables professional and creative growth.

The event will kick off with a creative activity, then a panel discussion, followed by intimate group sessions. If you’re a design student, fresh graduate or a professional dealing with the questions that inherently arise in the industry today – join this event to hear from some of the most innovative and inspiring designers out there. This evening is part of Wix Playground Presents, a curated series of design events hosted at the Wix Playground space.

When and where: February 21, 2019, Wix Playground, NYC

Art in Glasgow: Gerda Scheepers, Rooms, Mary Mary Gallery

This is Gerda Scheepers’ fourth return to the Mary Mary gallery in Scotland, this time exhibiting works from a body of work spanning 15 years. The Cape Town based artist’s methodological approach towards material, use of color and practices of sculpture and painting make for a fascinating visit.

When and where: February 9 – March 30, 2019, Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow

Scandinavian Design Spotlight: Stockholm Design Week

This yearly celebration of Scandinavian design combined with Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is deemed as one of the most important events in the region. Alongside interesting art and design installations, you’ll find a mix of designers, architects and buyers. This year, design and architecture studio Neri&Hu will take center stage with an exhibition inspecting the architectural and social implications of the disappearing villages and rural communities of China.

When and where: February 5 – 9, 2019, Stockholm Design Week, Sweden

Design Takes Over Cape Town: Design Indaba 2019

With a track record of more than a decade and motivated by the ways in which creativity can make for a better world, Design Indaba is more of a cultural happening than a conference. This year’s impressive line-up of creative industry leaders and prominent figures will cover a cross-section of disciplines within design, over three days. Speakers include curator Hannah Barry, sound artist and designer Yuri Suzuki and architect Annabelle Selldorf, to name a few.

When and where: February 27 – March 1, 2019, Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town

Creative Upbringing: Imagine Children’s Festival

Southbank Center has organized a 12-day festival that offers a variety of fun and creative events, offering children (and their parents) a chance to partake in design-focused activities. One highlight is artist Di Mainstone’s Soundpit, an interactive piece centered around synaesthesia, connecting between color and music through an immersive playful experience.

When and where: February 13 – 24, 2019, Southbank Centre, London

Design Installation: Studio Drift, Indianapolis Museum of Art

One of today’s most interesting and innovative design collectives, Studio Drift, has announced that they will be installing their recent project, Meadow, at the entrance of Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Newfields throughout 2019. Since it was formed, Studio Drift has made a name for itself for pushing the boundaries between design, technology and installation practices, and this piece is no exception.

When and where: February 21, 2019 – 2020, IMA Newfields, Indianapolis