Geometry for the Table

Has there ever been a more felicitous pairing of artist and technique than Maurits Cornelius Escher and damask? Escher’s work, which is so dependent on interlocking forms and the seamless use of positive and negative space, is executed here in linen damask, a technique in which two surfaces, one shiny and one matte, are literally the face and reverse of the same weave structure. 
M.C. Escher, crystallography, geometry, mathematics

Why Design Now?: Learning Landscape

Why? Learning Landscape is a universal, adaptable approach to elementary math education. This simple grid of half-submerged tires can be built anywhere in the world from cast-off materials. Using chalk to mark numbers on the tires, teachers and students play games that mobilize the natural excitement of group competition and physical movement. The concept comes from Project H Design, a not-for-profit organization that uses design to improve the quality of human life.
Learning Landscape, education, primary, elementary, math, mathematics, GRiD, tires, materials, active, activity, Project H Design, Why Design Now, Exhibition