Scott Constable

With a background combining studies in architecture, sculpture and traditional woodworking, Scott Constable founded Wowhaus with the intention of merging the territories of art and design. As Adjunct Professor at California College of Arts and Crafts, his interdisciplinary studio courses model contemporary theory and practice in these realms. For the past decade, Wowhaus? award-winning projects in furniture, environmental design and public art have exhibited internationally; their design for the Edible Schoolyard Kitchen Classsroom earned the I.D. Magazine Design Distinction Award for Environments in 2002. Constable lives and works in Oakland, California with his partner/collaborator, Ene Osteraas-Constable and their daughter, Aili.

Presenation description
What makes a good day?
Like a good meal, enduring design is deeply satisfying. Elemental and integral to daily life, design has the potential to bring people together and to define and embody our commonality. To affect robust social change calls for a shift in the role of the designer. This new role-by its nature collaborative and interdisciplinary-embraces unconventional tools and methodologies. Merging the territories of design and contemporary art practice, Wowhaus will present practical strategies for reinvigorating a convivial, public life through a multisensory, multidisciplinary approach to design.

Wowhaus is Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable, who, for over a decade, have realized a host of award-winning projects that connect communities to their current ecological and societal realities, aiming to strengthen their mutually beneficial potential.
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