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Show Opening — Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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Come celebrate the opening of Design Museum’s Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics exhibition at PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art's Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

Join us on February 15 for an evening of music, refreshments and the first look at this major exhibition and education program that considers the contemporary world of prosthetic design from both a functional and aesthetic perspective. Bespoke Bodies will feature over 35 case studies with real stories from professional athletes, veterans, and kids learning to live with limb difference. Visitors will get to view and examine actual prosthetic devices, historical surveys, videos, interactive models and more to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the impact of prosthetic design.

Free and open to all, you can RSVP for the opening reception online: https://goo.gl/FBmphX

This exhibit will be on view, Mon. - Sat. : 11am - 6pm, through May 9, 2018.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT //

Advancements in medicine, robotics, and 3D-printing have transformed the intersection between the human body and technology. For the researchers and innovators around the world working to improve the field of prosthetics, design plays a critical role in humanizing new technology, allowing people to integrate devices into their lives — not only functionally, but aesthetically as well.

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics is a major exhibition and education program by Design Museum Foundation. From sculpting ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3D printed hands, this exhibition surveys the past, present, and future of prosthetic design on a global scale. Featuring case studies with real stories from professional athletes, veterans, kids learning to live with limb difference, and more, the exhibit considers the contemporary world of prosthetic design from both a functional and aesthetic perspective. 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 to the development of 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.

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