Design Week Open House: Bespoke Bodies

When

April 17, 2018
4/17/18 4:00 pm - 4/17/18 7:00 pm

Calendar

2018-04-1716:00:00 2018-04-1719:00:00 Design Week Open House: Bespoke Bodies Celebrate Design Week Portland with an enhanced look at Bespoke Bodies! We’ll have an open house with refreshments and exhibit ... PNCA (511 NW Broadway), Portland, OR 97209 Design Museum Portland info@designmuseumportland.org


Celebrate Design Week Portland with an enhanced look at Bespoke Bodies! We’ll have an open house with refreshments and exhibit tours, including Oregon-based innovators drawing national recognition as they change the game for the limb loss community. This major, traveling exhibition by Design Museum Foundation explores the impactful stories of local, national, and international prosthetic innovators and users. To learn more, watch the video below:


Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics is a major exhibition and education program by Design Museum Foundation, on view at the Pacific Northwest College of Art from February 15 – May 9, 2018. From sculpting ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3D printed hands, this exhibition surveys past, present, and future of prosthetic design on a global scale. Visitors will explore evolution and design process behind a range of prostheses through visual stories, historical surveys, videos, and interactive models. Over 35+ case studies — spanning DIY-inventions from kids to mind-controlled bionic limbs — tell the stories behind the patients, clinicians, designers, and artists changing how we think about the impact of design, and ultimately, the future of our mobility.

Visit our exhibition website for the full list of programming and events related to this exhibition!