evidence-based blog of Filippo Dibari

NY Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and…children acute malnutrition

In Uncategorized, Under-nutrition on September 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

An email from a dear friend nutritionist of mine recently informed me that…

“…the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York is doing an exhibition on the ‘century of the child: growing by design 1900-2000.

“…a diverse array of ideas, practitioners and objects illustrates how progressive design has informed the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children….”

You can click here to see the web site.

But the interesting part of the email was to come:

“…if you click on designing better worlds 1960’s to 2000 there is a Middle-upper Arm Circumference tape (MUAC)…. Ok it is the wrong one, called a funny name and it’s origins are wrongly quoted. But it’s there and it has the red yellow and green that we so love. A design classic.. Pretty cool I thought.

“Lots of other interesting stuff there from lego and spacehoppers to a cardboard carseat (yes they include design mistakes!), Bennetons advert showing children labour, and one of those working wire cars made by a child in south africa, BUT definitely no scales or height boards… Hurrah!!

I hope you also will enjoy this event/web site. Have a nice week.

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  1. After reading the SCUK ‘MUAC discussion paper’ today i would like to rename my original post… ‘Art gets what some scientists sadly refuse to understand’. ARghhhhhhhhhhh

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