Program Description

Marshall McLuhan is credited with quipping, ”The environments that shape any group are invisible to those within them. We don't know who discovered water, but we know it wasn't the fish.” Throughout winter and spring of 2011, the Museum of Arts and Design presents the series Vibrant Space, an exploration into how physical, digital, and physiological environments have both formed and informed the concepts and production of cultural identity throughout the globe. From new and unexpected re-appropriations of architecture, to Ganguro (a Japanese subculture where young woman weave their hair into cornrows and tan to look like their favorite hip-hop stars), to an oral history of New York City nightlife, Vibrant Space utilizes discussion as both forum and tool to make visible that which surrounds and form us.

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The Japan Society
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