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.
– 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.
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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.
Panama Plus 2017
26 June – 2 July 2017
Panama Plus is returning for a second round. From 26 June to 2 July 2017, visitors can take part in the interdisciplinary festival at the Kreativquartier [Creative Quarter] in Dachauer Straße in Munich.
Design Parade Hyères 2017
Villa Noailles, Hyères
29 June – 2 July 2017
For the past twelve years, Villa Noailles has invited young designers to exhibit their works under the auspices of the Hyères Design Parade. The festival is based on a competition for newcomers and provides a framework for further exhibitions in Hyères and Toulon. In addition, discussions are held and visitors have the opportunity of experiencing the creative processes behind new design proposals from studios.
100 beste Plakate 16
Kulturforum at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
16 June – 2 July 2017
The 100 Beste Plakate [100 Best Posters] competition has a long-standing tradition of selecting outstanding examples of posters and showcasing them in an exhibition. This year’s winners will be shown in the Kulturforum at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, from 16 June to 2 July 2017, followed by an exhibition tour through Essen, Nuremberg, Lucerne, Vienna and Chaux-de-Fonds.
Transdisciplinary Design. Essays from the Folkwang University of Arts
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen
6 – 7 July 2017
The symposium “Transdisziplinäre Gestaltung” [Transdisciplinary Design] at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen takes place from 6 to 7 July 2017 and is dedicated to the increasingly complex sociological, societal, ecological, and technical problems of our time.
Graduation Shows Summer 2016
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:
Florence Design Week 2017
14 – 18 June 2017
This year’s slogan for the Florence Design Week is “Changing Cultures” and visitors are once again invited to the Tuscan metropolis for a rich programme of events.
Design Prize Rheinland-Pfalz 2017. Product Design
Submission deadline: 3 July 2017
It isn’t merely users who benefit from successful design but also the businesses or companies behind it. With this in mind, since 2007, the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the German federal state Rheinland-Pfalz has been supporting the regional economy with its design prize. This year, product submissions for the award can be made until 3 July and the competition is open to individuals or companies located in Rheinland-Pfalz that commissioned or created the product entries.
NERD @ BIRD
15 – 16 June 2017
The Board of International Research in Design, or BIRD, invites visitors to the first occasion of its new conference format NERD (New Experimental Research in Design) Braunschweig University of Art (HBK). Visitors can expect presentations by international speakers on innovative and experimental research approaches.
I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 2017
14 – 17 June 2017
“I never read, I just look at pictures”, is a quote from Andy Warhol, which adorns a large number of posters on the Internet. The Art Book Fair Basel, now in its sixth year, has appropriated the first part of the quotation for its title, leaving open the question as to whether visitors to the exhibition will not only not read, but also just look at the pictures – or whether, as is so often the case, the truth is somewhere in the middle.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition. Their Mortal Remains
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
– 1 October 2017
Following its homage to David Bowie, the Victoria and Albert Museum is doing the same for another musical legend: Pink Floyd. The band is being honoured with a retrospective – and it’s not just for hard-core fans – offering a unique insight into Pink Floyd’s 50-year history.
Creative Space.Workshop Days for Schoolgoers
University of Applied Sciences Mainz
15 – 16 June 2017
From 15 to 16 June 2017, the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, invites prospective students to get a taste of everyday life at the university over two days. In workshops, the students can try out different areas of communication design and get some personal experience of the university.
State of Design, Berlin
Vollgutlager, Alte Kindl Brauerei, Berlin
1– 4 June 2017
In 2016, the festival State of Design, Berlin, was launched in Germany’s capital city, with the aim of offering a positive response to the widespread criticism that design events generally ignored the most pressing issues of our times. It coincided with Berlin’s 10th anniversary celebration as a UNESCO Creative City of Design. The two festival organisers, Alexandra Klatt and Max Borka, have planned a comprehensive programme for 2017 too.
Interdisciplinary Conference on the Aesthetics of Scaling
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen
8 – 9 June 2017
From 8 to 9 June 2017, the Folkwang University of Arts invites visitors to the interdisciplinary conference on the “Ästhetik der Skalierung” [Aesthetics of Scaling]. The theme of the event is perspectives on aesthetic design in different disciplines in the modern age.
Cherchez la femme
Jewish Museum Berlin
– 2 July 2017
In many cultures, women’s hair is considered intimate and seductive, and is the reason why custom demands its concealment. An exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Berlin looks back at the history of the veil and lets the women speak for themselves.
16 June – 2 July 2017
After a long break, the graphic design show Dere:2017 invites visitors to Regensburg again with an offering of two weeks of lectures, workshops, film screenings, and exhibitions at various venues in the city.
ECAL Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne
1 – 3 June 2017
The Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) presents a three-day symposium, looking at the interface between design, literature, publishing, and poetry.
Logo. Art with Signs
Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus, Bremen
– 8 October 2017
In collaboration with the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt, the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Foundation presents the travelling exhibition “Logo. Die Kunst mit dem Zeichen“ [Logo. Art with Signs], exploring the relationship of signs and emblematic painting in concrete art.
Boisbuchet Workshops 2017
Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac
25 June – 23 September 2017
The Cireca Organisation (Centre international de recherche et d’éducation culturelle et agricole) has been setting up interdisciplinary design and architecture workshops at Boisbuchet in the southwest of France for over 25 years. Their slogan for the summer of 2017 is “Grow the Future Now”.
Prize for Illustration 2017
London Transport Museum
– 3 September 2017
The theme of this year’s Prize for Illustration was “Sounds of the City”. Creative artists from all over the world were asked to submit their illustrated interpretations of urban sounds. The 100 winning projects can be seen until 3 September 2017 at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.
Red, Yellow, Blue
– 30 September 2017
Riot is the latest project launched by the publication platform Art Paper Editions. As a gallery and bookshop, Riot focuses on up-and-coming artists and stages regular exhibitions. The work of the Korean artist, Na Kim, can be viewed there until 30 September 2017.
A Style Room to Celebrate the 85th Birthday of Dieter Rams
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
21 May – 15 October 2017
Product designer Dieter Rams celebrates his 85th birthday on 20 May 2017. form wishes him warmly on this occasion.
Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch
– 27 May 2017
Since being founded in 1999, the Werkraum Bregenzerwald in Andelsbuch, Austria, has served as a platform for innovative crafts and provides space for exhibitions, competitions and presentations. The second part of the lecture series “Farb-Spektrum” will take place on Tuesday, 23 May 2017.
Luxury!? – Positions between opulence and asceticism
– 25 June 2017
“Luxury is any expense that goes above and beyond what is necessary”, the sociologist and economist Werner Sombart once said. In its three-part series of events on luxury, the Faculty for Design at the Hochschule Pforzheim is focusing on question: “What is luxurious in today’s world?”
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
25 – 27 May 2017
Since 1995 Typo Berlin has been the largest annual design conference in Europe held every year at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt [House of World Cultures] in Berlin. Topics such as digital communication, mobility and virtuality will be discussed this year under the banner of “Wanderlust”.