FF May: (n)everlasting: a student design journey

FIRST FRIDAY MAY 2, 2014 : 6-10p

Weekdays thru MAY 30, 2014 : 11a–4p

Join Designbox and the College of Design at NC State in celebrating “(n)everlasting: a student design journey” the history of The Student Publication, one of the oldest student-led design journals in the country. Started in 1950 as a tribute to Matthew Nowicki, a professor who made a lasting impact on the College of Design, The Student Publication has tackled such themes as structure, form, community and relevance in its 60 plus years. Including such significant contributors as Richard Saul Wurman, Bruce Sterling, Mies Van Der Rohe and Buckminster Fuller, The Student Publication has shaped design education and practices both locally and internationally. In Volume 37, we are looking to engage a discussion on the impact of impermanence as it relates to design, art, culture and our interaction with objects. While the notion of impermanence in design culture is not a new one, the increasing pervasiveness of the ephemeral in our world begs for an updated evaluation.

As Makerbot’s first North Carolina reseller, Designbox will be demoing the MakerBot Replicator 2 (consumer-friendly 3D Printer) by printing miniature geodesic domes and geodesic dome-making sets available for purchase during the First Friday event.

Also joining Designbox for First Friday, in-house brand Gamila Company has invited Oak City Roasters to join the festivities and will be offering a unique drink recipe using their chosen ingredients and the Impress Coffee Brewer.