Fostering Design DIScussion

GBBN’s Design Issue Series (DIS) is a yearly, inter-office exhibit that digs into different design issues, from digital tools and prefabrication to perception and public space. This year’s effort, DIS: Screen Time, explores the presence of the screen: How do screens distort our understanding of space and scale? How do screens shape our perception of our environment? How do screens shape the environment itself?

DIS’s aim has always been to deepen the community’s connection to design by sharing the thinking and making that go into creating the built world. This year is no exception. We are using GBBN’s social media channels (especially, Instagram) to crowdsource content that will use screens to experiment with scale.

How will it work? A submission template was just released that invites anyone who is interested in participating to create a design that occupies a pre-determined, orthogonal (diamond) template. The design can involve anything, from hand-drawn images, photography, to gifs or video content. Submissions, which will be collected until August 16th, will be displayed on GBBN’s Instagram feed as well as in a series of projection mapping installations in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Louisville that display the submissions at vastly different scales, ranging from room-sized surfaces to roughly 1’x1.5’, 3D cells.

Learn how to participate here.

See previous editions of our Design Issue Series here.

Be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram account for updates.