Cityscape
3:57 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

STL Design Week 2013 Seeks To Expand The Definition Of 'Design'

From darts to bike tours to artwork made out of old books, STL Design Week 2013 is all about looking at and talking about design in new and interesting ways.

"This is the third year for Design Week, and Design Week was started by AIGA, which are graphic artists," said Margaret McDonald. "And this year it encompasses architects, illustrators, interior designers, industrial designers."

McDonald is chairperson for STL Design Week 2013, and a principal at architecture and interior design firm Arcturus.

With all of the talk about what design is, host Steve Potter asked guests what life would be like without it. Lisa Melandri summed it up in one word: boring.

"Our visual universe must be thrilling, exciting and interesting," said Melandri. "And without design we wouldn’t have it. And we also wouldn’t have function."

Melandri is the executive director of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), which will be hosting one of the week's events.

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AIGA St. Louis Presents STL Design Week 2013

September 23 - 29, 2013

various times

Various locations

For more information, visit the STL Design Week website.

Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer, hosted by Steve Potter and funded in part by the the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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