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Make your creative additions to the bustling city in The Brain Food Lab at MoCC!

January 20th, 2012 by Right Brain Team

Visit The Brain Food Lab at the Museum of Contemporary Craft before February 18th! This photo, and all subsequent images, by Holly Renton.

Check out some of our favorite pictures, captured by intern Holly Renton, from the past few weeks at The Brain Food Lab, in action now and ready for your creative touch at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. We’ve invited visitors to use found materials to collectively create a prototype for an imaginary town—and we couldn’t be more excited to have more than 100 pieces contributed so far.

"People's Ferry Boat. Free transportation for everyone." Visitors can use their imaginations to conceive of everything from creative health services to alternative transportation methods in this interactive city-building exhibit.

Materials are provided by AIGA, but feel free to bring along your own found objects.

"This is a chicken house."

Farmer Fred's Flaming Fireworks Stand!

The Brain Food Lab is an interactive museum experience dreamed up by the ongoing partnership between Right Brain and AIGA Portland, and presented in concert with MoCC’s Studio H: Design. Build. Transform. exhibition. We invite you and your family to explore how design can lead you to think creatively and critically through the construction of a prototype for this  fictional town which is changing, growing and improving with each new visitor throughout the course of the exhibition.

When you stop by, you also find take-away Brain Food cards with additional activities that you can try at home, or in the classroom, if you’re an educator. All these activities combine creative thinking with other disciplines to promote really rich learning.

AIGA designers are available to help you realize your imaginative design ideas.

Studio H: Design. Build. Transform. is a display of past work created by the students of Studio H, a program led by designers Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller in rural Bertie County, North Carolina that teaches high-school students how conscientious design can promote positive community change.

Read more on our blog.
Read more at MoCC’s website.

Museum of Contemporary Craft | 724 Northwest Davis Street | 97209

** The Brain Food Lab is open during all Museum hours and participation is free with Museum admission. On alternating Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm through February 18,, you can collaborate with designers from the AIGA to create your addition to the town. The next AIGA session is this Saturday, January 21 from 2-4!**
See our calendar for the full set of dates.


Right Brain Team