Friday, August 24, 2012

Las Vegas Design Week - Think about it!

Something exciting is happening in Columbus, Ohio.  Yes, Ohio.  It's a week-long public celebration of design September 27 to October 5.  Events leading up to it have been gelling for months, and the inspiration has been building for years.   Architect Mike Bongiorno, his wife Sarah, and a number of energetic designer-types, seized the opportunity of the city's bicentennial celebration to make Design Week 2012 happen.

Events include:
CBUS Ideabook Exhibit and Opening Reception
DesignRolls: Architectural Bike Tour
Fueling the Creative Economy: Columbus as a Design Incubato
KSA Lecture Featuring Julie Snow, Julie Snow Architects
AIA Columbus Design Awards
Built in Cbus Launch Party
The Center's 2nd Annual Celebration
idUS Space

Imagine a similar event in Las Vegas!  A series of interactive, conversation-starting, diverse activities that raise awareness of the impact of all design modalities in our region: graphic, landscape, product, interior, fashion, architecture, advertising, art, etc.

Check out the story and events here.

Note: After spending ten years in Columbus, Anne considers it a second home, and is thrilled to see it receiving national attention for its long present design scene.  On a personal note, she enjoyed many coffees and book discussions with Mike and the gang at Nine.  Go Columbus!