San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Happy City Machine: A public design laboratory
Come experience a laboratory full of art and design created specifically to make you feel good.
What is the link between human happiness and design? Can art and design make us kinder? Can we design more trust or altruism into the city?
This fall, MOV challenged students from CityStudio, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and SFU’s School of Interactive Art and Technology to create experiments and designs to test or boost feelings of trust and connection among total strangers.
Come experience their creations for one day only at the Happy City Machine design laboratory! Test imaginative designs, installations and social experiments that reveal new insights about ourselves and the city around us. Willing participants will have their responses measured by neuroscientist Dr. Colin Ellard. Then, after an afternoon of experiments and fun, we will share what we’ve learned.
Date: November 23, 2013
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Admission: With regular admission. Includes access to Play House: the architecture of Daniel Evan White | MOV Members free | Free for participating student designers and partner institution faculty.
Tickets also available at the door.
*Please note: this event is not the book launch party for Happy City. That's a private event in the evening. For media inquiries about the evening launch, please contact Patricia Kells: PKells@randomhouse.com