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Century of the Child
The Nordic Embassies, Berlin
– 22 October 2017
The extent to which the role of the child has changed in European society can be seen particularly well in the products designed for them since 1900. In the exhibition “Century of the Child”, the Nordic Embassies in Berlin display the changes in the development of toys that have taken place over the past 100 years.
Proof of Life / Lebenszeichen
– 25 February 2018
Exhibits from a private collection, which have never before been presented to the public in this format, will be on show at Weserburg in Bremen until 25 February 2018. More than 100 paintings, sculptures and photographic works allow viewers to consider how to deal with existential questions of life and death.
MEDS Ghent 17
31 July – 13 August 2017
Every summer, the MEDS Workshops brings together around 200 young designers and design students from throughout Europe to work for two weeks on several joint projects on a theme, and to network. This year, the city of Ghent is the host and has chosen the slogan “Urban Haven”.
8th German Recycling Design Award
Submission deadline: 15 November 2017
The organisers of the Deutscher Recycling Designpreis invite designers and creative people to submit designs for the eighth edition of the prize. The designs should give new life to apparently unusable waste left over from industry or handcrafted production. The designs can be furnishings, textile products or accessories.
Peter Härtling. An Obituary by Jörg Stürzebecher
One might be surprised that form is dedicating space to an obituary to an author known for his children’s books, novels and fictional biographies. But there are good reasons for this. For Peter Härtling (13 November 1933 – 10 July 2017) was not only a wonderful storyteller with a perspective on things – one only has to recall the novel “Hubert oder Die Rückkehr nach Casablanca” [Hubert or The Return to Casablanca] with its introductory chapter “A Hat Is Sold” and the unpleasant, unmasking point for the anti-hero: “It suits you excellently, remarked the sales assistant. You look a little like Humphrey Bogart.” He was also an important intermediary and discoverer of the forgotten literary avant-garde which he first presented in essays, such as the collection “Palmström grüßt Anna Blume” [Palmström greets Anna Blume] (1961), and later in the “Im Fischernetz” [In the Fishnet] series that he edited.
Prototypes and Experiments 9
The Aram Gallery, London
13 July – 19 August 2017
The Aram Gallery in London is presenting models and experiments by designers and architects for the ninth time using the slogan “Prototypes and Experiments”. The exhibition looks how an idea develops into a product and documents the process.
Together! The New Architecture of the Collective
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
– 10 September 2017
Affordable housing has become a scarce resource, especially in urban contexts. Changing family and housing concepts and the influx of newcomers into cities mean that current concepts of housing construction no longer meet current demand. The exhibition “Together! The New Architecture of the Collective” presents an alternative for living, which has been gaining currency in the last few years: collective housing and building.
Mapping Dreams. The Art of Marc-Antoine Mathieu
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
– 15 October 2017
The exhibition “Mapping Dreams” is an introduction to the works of comic artist Marc-Antoine Mathieu. For the last thirty years, Mathieu has been exploring the boundaries of perception between reality and imagination. His works are stories that open up new perspectives through the deliberate breaking of conventions of the discipline, illustrating the mysteries of things in stark black-and-white graphic narratives.
Graduation Shows Summer 2017
During the next weeks many universities and colleges will be displaying the results of the past summer semester and finals projects produced within the various design disciplines. In order to provide visitors with a comprehensive view of the structure of the university in question and its approaches to teaching, the shows are often complemented by a supporting programme of tours, presentations, and workshops.
The following universities will be presenting themselves and their current work to the public:
Nendo: Invisible Outlines
Centre d'Innovation et de Design au Grand-Hornu
– 1 October 2017
The Belgian Centre for Innovation and Design – the Center d'innovation et de design (CID) au Grand-Hornu – will be presenting the first major European exhibition of designs by Nendo until 1 October 2017. The design office founded by Oki Sato, is one of the most productive design offices in the world, bringing more than a hundred design ideas to the market every year, ranging from product design, architecture and interior design to graphic design.
Assemble. How we build
– 11 September 2017
The Architecture Centre in Vienna the Architekturzentrum Wien, is showcasing the work of the London architectural collective Assemble as its first large worldwide retrospective. Until 11 September 2017, ten prototypes by the collective can be experienced spatially and haptically through large-scale installations.
Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons. Art of the In-Between
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
– 4 September 2017
With her extraordinary designs, Rei Kawakubo has both irritated and influenced the world of fashion since the 1970s. Her working life has been characterised by upheaval, which also presented her with an endless and rich seam of problem areas waiting to be explored. With the exhibition “Art of the In-Between”, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York now gives visitors the opportunity to come to grips with the fashion designer’s intellectual approach.
Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe
Cranbrook Art Museum
– 8 October 2017
The designer Alexander Girard is credited with having a lasting influence on the shape of American design. The retrospective exhibition "A Designer's Universe" pays homage to the designer’s entire work. It was previously shown at the Vitra Design Museum.
Christoph Niemann. That’s How!
– 29 October 2017
The Cartoonmuseum in Basel is holding a solo exhibition of the works of Christoph Niemann for the first time in Switzerland. The illustrator, artist and author from Berlin is considered to be one of the most influential illustrators of today. The exhibition shows the versatility of his works, which include commissions for magazines such as the New Yorker, Time, Wired and the New York Times Magazine, as well as uncommissioned works and travel illustrations, self-published on online blogs.
25th Biennale of Design
– 29 October 2017
The Biennale of Design in Ljubljana will be opening an international discussion and exhibition platform for new ideas in design practice for the 25th time, with this year’s slogan "Faraway, so close".
DOX by Qubus, Prag
– 1 September 2017
The DOX by Qubus Gallery will be presenting an exhibition of the artist and designer Lukáš Novák until 1 September 2017. The title "NEW! NEW!" refers not only to the role that Novák wants to play in the art scene, but also to the artist's ambition of crossing the borders of traditional glass art and of finding new ways of creating unusual glass objects.
Modernism: in print
University of Amsterdam, Special Collections
– 1 October 2017
The first retrospective exhibition about Modernism in Dutch graphic design is on display at the University of Amsterdam’s Special Collections until 1 October 2017. At the heart of the exhibition is the question as to what influence the De Stijl group of artists and the international Avantgarde had on modern graphic design in the Netherlands.
Genius Event Space, New York
22 July 2017
The first whole-day conference on Brazilian design will take place on 22 July 2017 in New York’s Genius Event Space. The event will bring together various groups of leading creatives from Brazil, creating a basis for a discussion about design.
V&A Illustration Awards 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
– 20 August 2017
The V&A Illustration Awards offered by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London number amongst the most renowned competitions for illustration in the United Kingdom. Since 1972, the awards have been presented annually to the most outstanding works in the categories of illustrator of the year, book cover design, book illustration, student illustrator of the year and the runner-up in this category. The winning works are on display until 20 August 2017 in the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
– 12 August 2017
The Neue Sammlung is currently presenting the Futuro house on the space outside the Pinakothek der Moderne. The twenty-five square metre house designed by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen counts as being one of the first series-produced plastic buildings and construction icons of the 1960s.
Karel Martens: Motion
Design Museum Ghent
– 30 July 2017
The exhibition “Karel Martens: Motion” opens on 29 June 2017 in the Design Museum Ghent as part of the Museum of Moving Practice’s programme. This Dutch graphic designer is known for his various approach to numbers, vivid colours and abstract figures.
30 June – 10 September 2017
The first comprehensive show of works by the designer Hermann August Weizenegger will take place at the Direktorenhaus in Berlin from 30 June to 10 September 2017. The exhibition will open on 29 June with the launch of Weizenegger's book “Design Cosmos”.
Food Revolution 5.0
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
– 29 October 2017
In the exhibition “food revolution 5.0”, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg focuses on the challenges facing the global growth society regarding food supply in the future. In five narrative threads, the exhibits explore in detail the factors that might make us adopt a different approach to food as well as presenting creative solutions.
California: Designing Freedom
The Design Museum, London
– 17 October 2017
The exhibition "California: Designing Freedom" spans a narrative arc from the Californian counterculture of the 1960s to the tech culture of today's Silicon Valley.
University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf
3. Juli 2017
On 3 July, the launch event of the “Pre_invent” conference series takes place in the Audimax at the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf. Ddevelopments in digitalisation of the past and present will be analysed through interdisciplinary lectures. As a result, a basis for future concepts and interventions in the area of friction between digitality and political dealings will be created.
– 30 July 2017
The NRW Forum is dedicating its advent into virtual space in one of the first truly virtual exhibitions. Visitors to “Unreal” in the virtual extension to the museum can experience a fresh analysis of the term ‘reality’ until 30 July 2017.
Dan Friedman. Radical Modernist
Chicago Design Museum
– 12 August 2017
The exhibition “Dan Friedman. Radical Modernist” runs until 12 August 2017. The design exhibition curated by Friedman himself showcases the outcome of his engagement with “Radical Modernism”. Friedman is regarded as one of the leading figures of Postmodernism and his work contributed significantly to the movement of New Wave Design.
“Streit” As a Design Method
University of the Arts, Berlin
7 – 11 August 2017
A five-day workshop at UdK Berlin, held as part of their Summer University, places “Streit” [dispute/conflict/dissent] in a new light. Participants can explore the creative potential of “Streit” and translate it into visual graphic design methods.
23 June 2017
The CXI conference held in Bielefeld on 23 June 2017 offers an extraordinary insight into the development process of a brand identity. Europe’s largest brand identity conference is organised by Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in conjunction with the Corporate Identity Institute and receives almost 800 attendees every year.
Vienna Biennale 2017
21 June – 1 October 2017
The second Vienna Biennale begins on 21 June 2017. Taking the slogan “Robots. Work. Our Future”, the four-month programme will focus on the effects of progressive digitalisation on our working lives and our society in general in a series of exhibitions, symposia, workshops and performances.
Design talks Politics
30 June – 9 September 2017
The exhibition “Design talks Politics”, held in the exhibition and event centre of Designxport in Hamburg, showcases the role designers can occupy in political debates. From 1 July to 9 September, key visuals by many renowned illustrators and designers from Germany and around the world will be shown there as political statements.
24 – 27 June 2017
As at the beginning of the summer every year, Tendence, the consumer trade fair, presents new products from the areas of “living” and “giving”, as it will again this year from 24 to 27 June. Themes are emphasised in different areas and living accessories and gift items are presented by more than 900 international exhibitors.
26 June – 2 July 2017
The Frankfurt Node Festival has taken “Designing Hope” as this year’s leitmotif. From 26 June to 2 July 2016, attendees are invited to participate in a varied programme for workshops, presentations, exhibitions and performances on digital art and culture. The events will be taking place in the Naxoshalle and the Mousonturm.
Haus des Buches, Frankfurt/Main
22 – 23 June 2017
What is the relationship like between design and language learning if language is only visible through design, and design is inconceivable without language? The interdisciplinary conference entitled “Nichtwort” bridges the gap between language learning and design and invites delegates to the Haus des Buches in Frankfurt/Main on 22 and 23 June 2017. The conference is organised by Offenbach University of Art and Design and is, thanks to financial support from the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, free of charge for those attending.
form Nº 272. Pattern
Patterns are not merely superficial phenomena, even if they are often visible only on the surface, be it on textiles, products or facades. Patterns have more depth and recur beyond their decorative functions in thought and behaviour, as well as in natural and man-made environments. Patterns can serve as a template and source of inspiration or stand as Joe Bloggs for the anonymous and average. In form 272 we explore the subject of patterns in all aspects of life.
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Köln International School of Design
20 – 23 June 2017
The 33pt is a festival of typography, graphics and design that has been organised by the department of design at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2006 and also for the past three years by the Köln International School of Design. Presentations and workshops are on offer to students and other interested parties from 20 to 23 June 2017 in Dortmund and Cologne with the aim of encouraging presenters and audience to engage in face-to-face interaction on working methods, world views and ideals.
Design Miami/ Basel 2017
13 June – 18 June 2017
The first of this year’s Design Miami fairs opens on 13 June 2017 in Basel. For one week, short series and individual pieces from the world of art and design will be presented at the fair. Since 2005, Design Miami has been held twice a year alongside the international art fair Art Basel. The fairs are held alternately in Miami and Basel, and provide a global forum for design culture and trade in the two cities.