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The subversive power of uncomfortable furniture

"We all seem to seek comfort, but how much comfort is good?" asks the curator of a new exhibition.

What it’s really like to give up plane travel

A design journalist attending a sustainability-minded architecture fair reflects on her experience traveling from London to Oslo by train instead of a plane.

This is what an arctic visitor center looks like, as designed by Snøhetta

The Arc was designed for exploring the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and Arctic World Archive.

Navigating the new MoMA

The expanded Museum of Modern Art is so big, you may need GPS, and you’ll definitely need a snack.

How four small cities are fighting the effects of urban renewal

Curated by MASS Design Group, Fringe Cities dissects the harmful legacy of urban renewal.

Behold, an ‘Instagram museum’ for our environmental crises

Arcadia Earth is an immersive installation that tells the plight of the planet in the form of 15 photo-ready rooms.

Revisiting one of Isamu Noguchi’s most elusive designs: An NYC playground

A new Noguchi Museum exhibition gets is one step closer to being inside the designer’s visionary landscape.

Marvelous ‘megaliths’ rise from ruins in new teamLab show

The Japanese art collective uses projection mapping to create otherworldly experiences.

Exhibit Columbus design interventions will highlight—and reimagine—city’s landmark sites 

In an exclusive series of short films, take a sneak peek at what the five Miller Prize winners have got planned for this year’s exhibition.

Rocky Serpentine Pavilion by Junya Ishigami set to open in London

The billowing rock canopy has been brought to life—albeit with a few fabrication concessions along the way.

Bicycle Architecture Biennale celebrates bike-friendly urban design

The exhibition features 15 projects from nine countries, all sharing different solutions for making cities more amenable to cyclists.

Major Roberto Burle Marx exhibition brings landscape architecture to the foreground

On view through September, the show is the largest exhibition ever put on at the New York Botanical Garden— and the first to display an entire outdoor garden.

What we saw (and loved) at NYCxDesign 2019

New York City’s annual celebration of all things design, NYCxDesign, has officially wrapped. Here’s what stood out.

Sea Ranch graphic designer debuts three new works

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s famous supergraphics take center stage in a new exhibition at Placewares Gallery.

Design trends to watch from Salone del Mobile and, soon, NYCxDesign

Curbed’s editor-in-chief shares intel from Milan Design Week and predictions for this month’s design festivities in New York City.

Major Donald Judd retrospective coming to MoMA in 2020

According to the MoMA team, even for Judd aficionados there will be plenty of unseen Judd to ogle.

Bauhaus turns 100: Here are the 13 best exhibitions to check out

To help design nerds keep up with all that’s happening this year, we’ve rounded up the most exciting Bauhaus shows on the calendar so far.

Snarkitecture’s monochromatic wonderland opens at Hudson Yards

Set in NYC’s new Hudson Yards megaproject, the venue will be home to three installations a year beginning with "Lost and Found," a highly photogenic ode to materials and perspectives.

New exhibition celebrates the Bauhaus’s tubular steel furniture

"From Avant-Garde to Industry" spotlights Anton Lorenz, the man behind the steel tube aesthetic.

Does ‘Good Design’ still matter today?

MoMA’s new "The Value of Good Design" exhibition provokes a reassessment of how and why we buy things.

The future of urban mobility will be shaped by these six issues 

The Road Ahead, a new Cooper Hewitt exhibition, frames conversations around equity, street design, UX, freight, and more.

Exhibition showcases 80 years of Charlotte Perriand’s brilliant furniture

The exhibition spans her long career and includes pieces from her various explorations with form and material.

Check out a mind-bending M.C. Escher exhibition designed by Nendo

"Between Two Worlds" explores some 157 drawings and prints Escher made between 1916 and 1968.

Designart Tokyo, in second-annual event, shows promise

The fair, which ran in the Japanese capital earlier this fall, highlighted local design—without a critical element.

Confronting slavery head-on, new museums shift how U.S. history is told

Americans are questioning "who we are as individuals, a region, a country."

Yale School of Architecture exhibition questions gender disparity in the industry

The student-led exhibition hopes to start a conversation about gender dynamics in the field of architecture.

Can hip-hop make architecture more equitable?

"Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture," a new exhibition at the Center for Architecture, makes an urgent case for why it can.

Pakistan’s first-ever Venice Architecture Biennale pavilion is all about cities

The pavilion’s crowded playground acts as a metaphor for cooperation and coordination on a global scale.

At Venice Architecture Biennale, U.S. pavilion tackles borders and citizenship

The pavilion’s group exhibition, "Dimensions of Citizenship" is a dense and comprehensive show.

Taking the American diner on the road

How a Milan Design Week exhibition explored the global relevance of the American diner.

How marching bands became tools for cultural and political expression

"March On," a new exhibition at the Storefront for Art & Architecture, dives into the history of marching bands in African American culture.

How a 15-page DIY book forever changed travel for black Americans

Now on view at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, "Derrick Adams: Sanctuary" investigates the book as both an artifact of Jim Crow America and as a constructive force against racism.

How Meow Wolf’s immersive, psychedelic art resists our urge to Instagram everything

In Santa Fe, an art collective has created an "undocumentable" place. Designers: take note.

New exhibitions prove there’s no furniture like architect-designed furniture 

Two new exhibitions at NYC’s Friedman Benda gallery focus on architect-designed furniture, featuring both 20th-century masters and emerging firms of today.

Design within reach

The Cooper-Hewitt’s latest exhibition clarifies why accessible design is not a privilege, but a right.

What makes design ‘radical’?

A show at New York’s R & Company turns its lens on the radicalism of a 1960s Italian design movement

The tiny cabin goes high design in new micro housing concept

New York design studio Bureau V and MINI LIVING’s Urban Cabin program team up on a concept cabin.

London Design Festival 2017: Highlights from the city’s annual design fair

In its 15th year, the English capital’s design fair steps up its game.