December 24, 2014
Cabin fever is a noted affliction across Northern latitudes. Although these days of darkness surrounding the winter solstice are blamed for a wide range of ailments, ills and mysterious moods, they also inspire ingenious adaptations and often humorous ways to cope.
In conjunction with the Cabin Fever exhibition on view through Feb. 15, the museum has partnered with the Alaska Design Forum to co-host the Cabin Fever Design Challenge. We've encouraged Alaskans to develop contemporary cabin designs that address the inherent difficulties and highlight the distinct qualities of living in the frozen North.
Selected Cabin Fever Design Challenge submissions are on view at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in February.
Renowned Finnish designer Harri Koskinen leads a design workshop at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Anchorage Museum. Free, but space is limited. Register at www.alaskadesignforum.org.
Competition activities culminate in a public awards ceremony at the Anchorage Museum 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. Free
Ongoing through the winter