The Stonework of Jon Piasecki
The Stone River
project of Jon Piasecki casts stone construction as one of the most enduring traces of human activity. "Stone is hard and heavy. Any effort to quarry, cut and stack it is one that requires a powerful incentive, extensive planning and specialized skill. This work has often been done in the service of empire to advertise power. The masons of a particular culture shape and arrange stone and in so doing express cultural attitudes toward the land." A special report on this amazing craftsman and landscape architect, including a slideshow and a video.
Aspen Design Summit: Program Description
AIGA and Winterhouse Institute are joining forces to stage the Aspen Design Summit in November 2009 and galvanize design communities to engage in projects that promote social change. The goal is to foster collaboration and collective action among the participants to utilize the power of design to help solve large social problems.
Better World by Design Poster
A recent poster by Winterhouse for the A Better World by Design
conference at RISD/Brown in early October 2009.