Pirates & Cheerleaders in Flint!

Work by goodgood co-founder, Ben Gaydos, along with collaborations with friends, colleagues and students will be on display in Flint, Michigan until 9/18, with a reception this Friday 6-8pm! Pirates & Cheerleaders! Adventures in Place-Based Design collects 10 years of design practice and pedagogy by Ben Gaydos, (Assistant Professor of Design, University of Michigan...

Karen Stein
Pirates & Cheerleaders in California!

Ben from goodgood will be speaking at the Pando Populus Conference in Claremont California in early June. As part of the “Design for Social Innovation” track, his lecture and workshop (Pirates & Cheerleaders) will present a collection of projects which take an anthropological approach to the design process...

Karen Stein
Day of Play

We’ve been hard at work on an installation at Max Brandon Park in Flint for the Day of Play! This Saturday Max Brandon Park will play host to a day of fitness and fun. The Friends of Max Brandon Park are partnering with the Crim Fitness Foundation’s AmeriCorps service members, Berston Bicycle Club, and several UM-Flint student service groups to offer a day of fun and games throughout the park.

Karen Stein
Art in the Parklet

Join us for Art in the Parklet, a day of art, food, and growth at the intersection of Welch and Chevrolet, reimagined as one of the new gateways to the city. See a design for temporary planters and benches, lounge on new minimalist one-board chairs, participate in plantings of flowers, shrubs, and grasses, and...

Karen Stein
Cut & Paste: Lansing City Pulse

“Substrate” explores the relationship between artist, landscape, the material environment and print and a wide variety of independently produced zines, art books andinstallations. The authors of the pieces themselves range anywhere from fine art photographers to graphic designers. Though aesthetically the content of the pieces offers a wide variety, Gaydos, who selected the works for the exhibit, said that a consistent thematic strand is sewn throughout.

Karen Stein
‘Illuminus’ lights up SoWa with artful projections: Boston Globe

Enormous, luminous beetles will crawl over the 75-foot-tall façade of an old power station on Harrison Avenue on Saturday night. Don’t be alarmed, it isn’t an invasion of mutant arthropods. It’s an art installation: Claire Eder’s light projection, “Beetles,” one of many projects and performances that make up “Illuminus: Nuit Blanche Boston,” an ambitious, one-night only public arts event along several blocks in the South End’s arty SoWa neighborhood.

Karen Stein
Awesome Without Borders!

We’re excited to announce that goodgood detroit’s collaborative cinema project, Mothlight Microcinema, was a recent recipient of an Awesome Without Borders grant.
Delighting Detroit moviegoers, by putting the awesome work of local filmmakers front and center.
Cameras are rolling in Motor City! The magic of the silver screen is taking an independent turn in Detroit, as Julia Yezbick and Benjamin Gaydos bring the films to the people with Mothlight Microcinema,

Karen Stein
Post! goodgood at MOCAD

Karen and Ben of goodgood hosted a workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on February 16th. Press Release: Create mailable art with secret messages and fantastic visions! Young artists are invited to join goodgood for a Family Day to create packaged letters out of paper, ink, and ephemera to send to a loved.

Karen Stein
FP3 Gallery Presents Elisa H. Hamilton: To The Heart Of It

Curated by Karen Stein of goodgood, FP3 Gallery is pleased to present To the Heart of It, a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Elisa H. Hamilton.  In this autobiographical exhibition Elisa Hamilton explores the challenges and discoveries that come with beginning again. 

Karen Stein
Mothlight Microcinema

When goodgood opened an office in Detroit, we noticed a lack of film venues in the immediate downtown corridor. So we started working with local filmmakers – including perennial collaborator Julia Yezbick – to found Mothlight Microcinema. We screen experimental and avant-garde, fiction, documentary, and animated videos and films every month from our office downtown.

Karen Stein
US & China Typographic Poster Exchange

The first show of the exhibition” US & China Typographic Poster Exchange 2013”, as part of the festival called ZiHui-Typographic PosterInternational Exhibition 2013 ,was held in conjunction with other event (100 typographic posters , Type Design Forum etc.) at the Gallery of the Beijing institute of Graphic Communication between May 11-18, 2013.

Karen Stein
Everything you need in 450 square feet

A small platform, painted black with images of kitchen appliances and living room furniture outlined in bright neon, was celebrated Thursday as the future of housing in Boston’s fast-growing Seaport District.

The platform, with a faux wall on one side, was a mock-up of the ultra-small apartments under construction at the Seaport’s newest residential building, the Boston Wharf Tower on A Street. 

Karen Stein

When winter hits, a dull gray gloom takes over Boston, but last night an outdoor installation of lights and projections in “Lighthouse” vibrantly colored the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion.

At the pavilion, my eye immediately drew to the light screen somewhat reminiscent of the Lite-Brite kids game. A dazzling sight, the large screen illuminates continuous waves of multicolored lights.

Karen Stein
It’s a goodgood thing…

An installation that delighted and surprised all who strolled through that particular section of the Greenway – “joy” transformed the normally barren winter landscape into an otherworldly field of glowing, glittery fallen stars.It was an extraordinary expression of cosmic wonder right there at my feet, and as I entered the park in front of the Intercontinental Hotel – I stood still and spun around to soak in the full effect of the sparkling terrain. Its lifespan may have been just a few short hours, but boy was “joy” heavenly.

Karen Stein
We Will Imagine

A little stop motion video of the installing the commissioned work “We Will ImagineParts 1+2”. Part 1 took us 100+ man hours alone, and we are greatly indebted to the kind souls who lent their time, hands and enthusiasm: Namita, Joana, Cory, Elana, Julia, Elaine, Demetri, Jess, Tyler, Zeke, Phoebe, Chris, Gerald, Marc and Yasmine

Karen Stein
Make That One Whole Cafe, To Go

Equal Exchange cafe developer Meghan Hubbs proposed the coffee trike concept earlier this year, in an effort to reemphasize the company’s local image while changing Boston’s coffee culture. The trikes are the first of their kind in New England. Similar ventures have been introduced in New York; Colorado; Portland, Ore.; London; and Copenhagen.

Karen Stein