DU: DISEGNO UNIVERSALE launched as the touring museum exhibit, sponsored by Bis Bis
and presented by the Un-Gyve Limited Group. DU has exhibited at the Isole Gallery of Art +
Industrial Design Boston, as well as museums and galleries such as The Chicago Athenaeum and the
AEC Gallery (Australian Exhibition Centre) in association with the John David Mooney
Foundation. The exhibits have been featured in arts and trade magazines, on radio and television
programs, raising awareness of the importance of eliminating physical and social barriers through
good design in the field, and open practices within the architectural design industry and the arts.
Un-Gyve’s work with Bis Bis on such programs as SpA (Space Planning Associates) — a virtual
association providing design assistance from virtually anywhere — along with an apprenticeship
structure for the promotion of design education, the uAu (Universal Access Undertaking), and The
Bathtub Fund, combines philanthropy with bringing the pleasure and utility of good design to as
many people as possible. Un-Gyve has developed a number of educational programs for the arts,
and was certified upon its inception as a professional development provider in education by the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our international DU: Disegno Universale exhibit represents our commitment to the architectural
and design community, and our intent to protect and promote artistic integrity in commerce; to
educate as to the value, to culture and society, of this community’s efforts; and to ensure accessibility
and appreciation of design by the elimination of cultural, physical, and social barriers. With this
event, and through our design projects, we promote the market changes to match our mission —
merging trade with education, enlightened commercialism and enhanced design professionalism.
THE DU MISSION to support art, culture, and tradition in acts of preservation and perpetuation
is advanced through apprenticeship programs in the artisinal and skilled trades, adaptive re-use and
architectural conservation, art conservation and restoration, factory and mill renewal, and historic
preservation. DU curates and funds exhibitions, performances, presentations and publications, and
sponsors and undertakes community developments that form the enduring physical and
philosophical foundations of this scope.