Center for Architecture

Exhibition Opening – The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition


Date: Friday, January 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl., NYC
Price: Free

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Please join us for the opening of The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition!

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition presents 153 “weapons” utilized by architects, planners, policymakers, developers, real estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors to restrict or increase access to urban space. It inventories these weapons, describes how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) to create more open, accessible cities.

Sales of the book the exhibition is based on, The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion, will be launched at the opening and will be available for purchase until the exhibition closes.

Curated and designed by: Interboro Partners.

Organized by: Center for Architecture

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Dedar Textiles | Screenshot

Looking to mark 40 years producing head-turning textiles, Dedar brought together the designer Martino Gamper and photographer Brigitte Niedermair, long-time friends but never collaborators. A slow-loading Google search led the pair to hidden patterns, an accidental index of artists and their favourite colours. Dedar fixed these patterns on remarkable fabrics and Gamper gave them form and volume. The results are a fitting tribute to a history of innovation, hand-craft and a commitment to the creative spirit. And, more than anything, proof that there’s power in a union.

Excerpted from an article in Wallpaper magazine.

For more information on this wonderful creative collaboration reach out to: daniel.tillman@c3design.info

Weaves 101

Dedar Milano uses a great many weaves to produce their luxurious textiles. Occasionally I’ll post some off the more interesting ones. This post deals with a Lampas Brocade
Lampas is a type of luxury fabric with a background weft (a “ground weave”) typically in taffeta with supplementary wefts (the “pattern wefts”) laid on top and forming a design, sometimes also with a “brocading weft”. Lampas is typically woven in silk, and often has gold and silver thread enrichment. Lampas weaves were developed around 1000 CE. Beginning late in the 17th century western lampas production began centered in Lyon, France, where an industry of providing for French and other European courts became centered.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like more information
*definition courtesy of Wikipedia