One Lovely Hour is an exhibition, a plate design and a research project centered around how care looks when design intersects with aging, food, culture and memory. A design project by two industrial designers, Amanda Huynh and Ranee Lee, who are also design educators at Pratt Institute and OCAD University, respectively. The two collaborated and presented at the Dementia Lab conference in Leuven, Belgium and also a pop-up dinner experience at DesignTO in Toronto, Canada. As IDSA leaders, Huynh and Lee first met at the association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (DEIC) meeting online during the pandemic and with their mutual interest, the conversation naturally gravitated towards topics of design for inclusion which resulted in One Lovely Hour. The project has been supported by Charlotte Reiter, a candidate for Masters in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, who has produced the prototypes and limited-edition low-fired porcelain plates for this exhibition.
Please come and celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with us for a One Lovely Hour panel discussion about the project inspiration, the need for culture care in institutionalized homes for older adults, the design processes, and the learnings of prototyping and local design production.
This exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), IDSA’s NYC Chapter and Pratt Institute.
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