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    Massive Change: The Future of Global Design

    Vancouver Art Gallery
    750 Hornby Street
    October 2 - January 2

    A good deal of this century’s design effort will, ironically, be directed at getting us out of the troubles we’ve designed ourselves into. In the US, we’ve so rigorously designed physical labor out of our lives that obesity is now a top cause of preventable death. Graphic-design maestro Bruce Mau has organized an exposition around the central question: “Now that we can do anything, what will we do?” Melding objects, imagery, and even a radio program, he explores how we’ll have to adapt the world to the changing conditions to come. From the megacities of 2015 to inventor Dean Kamen’s “Stirling Engine,” from transnational call centers to Ford’s prototype “Disassembly Line,” this show probes the power, promise, and peril design will exert on the future.