Animago Award 2017
The specialist journal Digital Production has offered the Animago Award for 20 years. It is an international award for 3D animation and stills, visual effects, visualisation and design. Interested parties have until 31 May 2017 to submit their projects and work to be considered for the award. There are eleven different categories such as best advertising production, best visualisation, best still and there is also the special architecture prize for film visualisation which is presented by Detail, the architecture journal. There is no charge to enter. The award for the category of best young production is endowed with prize money of 3,000 euros. The award ceremony will take place as part of the Animago Conference on 7 and 8 September 2017 in the cultural centre Gasteig in Munich.
The Great Graphic Boom
In its exhibition “The Great Graphic Boom”, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo is currently looking at the enormous interest in printmaking that emerged in the 1960s. Whilst Pop Art made use of popular culture and consumer goods, Minimalism reduced everything to abstract, repetitive shapes. On display is work by 23 artists who were key players in the various art trends that emerged at this time. Prominent examples of Expressionism are on display such as “Cantos Serie” by Barnett Newman (1963) and works from the Pop Art era, such as Roy Lichtenstein’s “Brushstroke” (1965) and Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” (1962).
Intensive Care: Architecture and Design in Healthcare
Since 2013 the Bureau Europa in Maastricht has served as a platform for architecture and design. The exhibition “Intensive Care: Architecture and Design in Healthcare” will be held there until 25 June 2017. It highlights the challenges of care in the 21st century from different perspectives and design disciplines – such so-called diseases of affluence and the psychological ailments associated with them as well as ethical concerns.
Friedrich Kiesler: Architekt, Künstler, Visionär
The Martin-Gropius-Bau is devoting an exhibition to Friedrich Kiesler (1890-1965), until 11 June 2017. As an Austro-American architect, stage designer, designer and theorist, he is seen as a universal artist of his time and was a central figure of the New York “Aesthetic Community”. To this day, his design theories are considered to be among the great visionary ideas of the 20th century. “Friedrich Kiesler: Architect, Artist, Visionary” presents his multifaceted work for the first time in Germany. The exhibited projects outline his field of influence as well as his importance for the history of architecture and art.
Warten. Zwischen Macht und Möglichkeit
We are always waiting – at the supermarket checkout, for the lunch hour or at the bus stop. Waiting is an everyday phenomenon that applies to all of us regardless of our age. So how do we use our lifetime as we wait for a specific event? The large-scale exhibition “Waiting. Between Power and Possibility” approaches the question through the works of 23 contemporary artists, among them photographers such as Andrea Diefenbach, Paul Graham and Andreas Gursky. In addition, a website has been designed specifically for the exhibition, which serves as an online platform for photos, texts, films and information on the exhibition. Materials from artists, authors and representatives of different disciplines are also provided.
Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration 1917–2017
Constructing the New Man
After the Russian Revolution and the subsequent civil war, the Soviet government introduced various economic reforms. Posters and films were used for the purpose of providing an influential means of propaganda. The exhibition “Constructing the New Man” in the Stedelijk Museum is dedicated to the development of film as an art form, and displays posters by various artists who contributed to creating a socialist society working with everything from satirical cartoons to photographic and film editing techniques. The exhibits include posters, print products, films, and art from the museum’s own collection. The oldest political poster dates back to 1918 and shows instructions for soldiers in the Red Army.
Pop Art, My Love
Tadanori Yokoo (1936–) is one of Japan’s major contemporary artists. Although the work by this graphic designer, illustrator, and painter seems at first glance to have little in common with science fiction mangas, the Maison d’Ailleurs’ exhibition “Pop Art, My Love” focuses on these two themes. On thorough examination, various common features become clear, such as the similarity of the straightforward production process of Yokoo’s screenprint posters with the production process of comics. In addition, Yokoo’s work is inspired by motifs in pop art and science fiction and is translated into a Japanese aesthetic, which in turn inspires European and American artists and comic designers.
Casa de Vidro
The exhibition “Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Sverre Fehn” at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo contrasts the works of the two architects, Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) and Sverre Fehn (1924–2009). The installation of Bo Bardi’s glasshouse in Fehn’s glass pavilion serves as a starting point for the dialogue between the two architects, who did not know each other personally. The works created by these two highlight many similarities, such as the sculptural use of reinforced concrete, their longstanding commitment to various renovation projects, their use of recycled materials and their respective interest in exhibition design. The dialogue extends into the various levels of the exhibition with Bo Bardi’s iconic easels and Fehn’s modular wall elements.
NÆS: Every Straight Line Bends by Its Own Weight
The latest exhibition “NÆS: Every straight line bends by its own weight” in Helsinki’s design museum is concerned with the archived documentation of the Finnish participation in various Milanese triennials and the footprints these have left. The focus is on what happens behind the scenes and on the interfaces between design, national discourse, and its media construction in order to examine how the heroic legends of Finnish design arose and has been promoted and legitimised. Using interviews, panel discussions, and readings, well-trodden paths are abandoned and initiate an updated discourse, itself a temporary artistic intervention, and it is also intended to invite visitors to actively participate in a supporting programme.
Konstellationen – Konstelacie – Constellation
In its latest exhibition, “Konstellationen – Konstelacie – Constellation” in the Neue Sammlung at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Studio S+M+L_XL Metal and Jewel is displaying work from the current jewellery course in Bratislava. The Studio S+M+L_XL Metal and Jewel at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design is one of the newest courses there, founded in 1992. The various sizes given in the name stand for the different dimensions that are represented in the broad range of education from small jewellery artefacts to mass-produced items of jewellery up to oversized works for architectural spaces. In addition, the course is celebrating its silver jubilee this year using the occasion to present its latest works concerned with jewellery in various constellations.
Concrete Design Competition
The Concrete Design Competition has taken on the theme of “Surface” this year which in this case is defined as a spatial limitation and separation of an object and its environment. The material qualities of concrete should be in the spotlight, and its applications and uses researched. Students in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, and design are eligible to enter the competition if they are enrolled at a German university or have graduated within the last year. The prizes include participating in an architectural trip lasting several days, various prize monies, and book vouchers. The submission deadline is 12 June 2017.
Big Bang Data
Every day, we all generate an increasing volume of data – with our smartphones, on social networks, when shopping online or via GPS sensors. Over the past five years, scientists, academics and government organisations, companies, and the cultural sector have also noticed this phenomenon. The exhibition entitled “Big Bang Data” in the Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague tackles the various possibilities and scenarios offered by this subject.
Otto Bartning’s theoretical ideas, as well as his churches, housing and cultural buildings have left a lasting impact on German and European building culture. The exhibition “Otto Bartning (1883–1959). Architect of Social Modernism” offers an extensive insight into his work for the first time.
For a tenth year, designers, agencies and companies from Brandenburg are being invited to make submissions in their respective disciplines of product, communication and lighting design. Up-and-coming designers can also submit concepts, designs and prototypes in the Young Talent category. Following the conditions of participation, participants can apply online free of charge until 31 May. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, 9 October 2017 in the Schinkelhalle in Potsdam.
Experiments Eine Auswahl ungewöhnlicher Designobjekte 1965–1980
Hans Peter Jochum began his work in the 1980s with a small personal collection of selected design furniture. Since then, he has developed a wide network in Italy – the source of most of his rare collectors‘ items. In 2014 he and Jett Rodgers celebrated the reopening of his gallery, which now holds regular exhibitions. “Experiments” presents a selection of unusual design objects from the 1960s and 1970s.
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. The special exhibition “Farb” is on display until 27 May 2017.
Logo. Die Kunst mit dem Zeichen
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. The exhibition catalogue is available online from the form shop.
The See Conference addresses the visualisation of information and is this year in its twelfth edition. The organisers from the agency Scholz and Volkmer wish to apply themselves to sustainable data visualisation and are therefore on the lookout for new perspectives for effective communication and presentation, particularly those dealing with the effects of our actions on society and the environment. This year’s speakers include the architect Alison Killing, the illustrator and poster designer Teresa Sdralevich, the communications designer Mario Lombardo, the animator and film director Floris Kaayk, and the thinker and art theorist Bazon Brock.
The 22nd Typo Berlin conference will be taking place from 25 to 27 May 2017 under the title of “Wanderlust” and is dedicated to topics of digital communication, mobility, and virtuality, the distractions of our time. In over 60 presentations, workshops, and discussions, designers, developers and creatives from around the world will be talking about their aspirations, and will relate how they themselves use digital tools and how the digital and analogue world takes them on journeys – both positive and negative. The speakers include the design studio Catalogtree, Erik Kessels, Eike König, and Erik Spiekermann.
Plakate von Klaus Staeck
Since 1965, the German graphic designer, cartoonist and lawyer Klaus Staeck has, through his graphics and posters, been engaging in a “political and aesthetic analysis of everyday life”, which can be understood and accepted regardless of any person’s level of education. Galerie Rambow in Güstrow, near Rostock, is currently holding an exhibition in his honour.
SingularityU Germany Summit 2017
The Singularity University is a nonprofit organisation which is part of the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley offering training activities, innovative partnerships, and programmes for individuals, companies, institutions, and governments with the intention of introducing them to new technologies and to demonstrate opportunities to put them to best use. This year’s speakers include the digital strategist and creative Maks Giordano on the subject of mobility in 2025, Maarten Steinbuch on artificial intelligence, the researcher Anju Patwardhan on the finances of tomorrow, the strategist Marc Goodman on cyber security, and the author and entrepreneur John Hagel on the future of work (form 268, p. 36).
SIDIM Salon du Design
This year from 4 to 6 May 2017, the 29th Salon du Design will take place in Montreal presenting an overview of tomorrow’s trends. The event is organised by the PID Agency and is the largest show for design professionals in Canada. On show are new trends and technical developments in the areas of ambient lighting and urban and architectural lighting. In addition to ergonomics and sustainability, smart homes and smart offices will also play a role. Alongside the Award of Excellence ceremony on 5 May 2017, there will also be a symposium and an exhibition on the theme of “Shadows and Lights” for the first time this year, both of which will tackle the world of lighting.
Vortragsreihe Informationsdesign: YAAY
As part of the lecture series on information design at the Academy of Art and Design in Basle, there will be a presentation on 4 May 2017 by Yaay, a local agency specialised in this subject. The studio is known for its simplification of complex information and for consistent, sustainable, and information- oriented communications design. The lecture will offer visitors deeper insights into the experiences and work of the studio and provide the opportunity for face-to-face interaction. Over the period of the series, Joost Grootens from Amsterdam (form 255, p. 47) and Hahn and Zimmermann from Berne will be present on 18 May and 8 June 2017 respectively to give lectures and present their work.
In earlier times, the Direktorenhaus, served as the headquarters of the neighbouring Prussian Mint, built around 1798 by the architect Johann Heinrich Gentz. Today it is used as a creative space for numerous exhibitions of applied art, design, architecture and contemporary art. From May 5 to 28, 2017 the neon-coloured, geometric works and collages of Clark Goolsby will be on display.
Beyond Tellerand: the clue is in the name (roughly “outside the box”). In two-day conferences, founder Marc Thiele has been thinking and looking outside the box since 2010. Over the years, a large community has formed around the event series, thanks, not least, to a large number of well-known designers, who are attracting a wide audience through their Workshops and lectures. Topics include creative web design and web development, among others.
The seventh edition of the Wanted Design festival will take place from 17 to 23 May 2017: a week of events, workshops, presentations, and retail activities focusing on design. The idea began with bringing culture and entrepreneurship together, and it now offers a comprehensive contribution to the discourse on design and provides young and independent designers with a space to network and be inspired. The event intends to bring together designers, manufacturers, and suppliers who are pursuing the goal of driving their companies forward in the US. A new feature for this year is the Wanted Career Day on 17 May 2017, at which young creatives are encouraged in their careers and find new opportunities to network within the industry.
May in London will be dominated by photography. In the third edition of the Photo London fair, visitors will be welcomed by 97 well-known international exhibitors.
Around 500 artists from the most influential photo agencies, galleries and publishing houses will be represented this year at Somerset House.
Food Revolution 5.0
Food is the basis of our existence, but in our present prosperous society food has long been part of an eccentric self-portrayal and has almost become a religion. In contrast with this, on the other side of the world, increasing numbers of people battle to survive: climate change, scarcity of resources, an increasing population, hunger, and geopolitical crises require us to rethink – in terms of production, packaging, sales, consumption, and waste disposal. The exhibition “Food Revolution 5.0. Design for Tomorrow’s Society” is dedicated to this subject with visions and concepts by designers, architects, and scientists, and poses pressing questions in this context: What does the future of our food look like in a growth-driven society characterised by dwindling resources?
Eye Eye 2017 Deutsch-japanisches Kulturfestival
Designkritik: Jahrestagung 2017
The Gesellschaft für Designgeschichte [Society for Design History] (GfDg) was founded in 2008 with the aim of intensifying the discussion about the history of design and to interconnect historical research and practice. In collaboration with the HfG Offenbach, the society is organising a conference on Design Criticism from 19 until 20 May 2017.
Braun Designbörse 2017
On Saturday 20 May 2017, the 46th Braun Design Exchange, an event with a long tradition, will take place at the Braun company headquarters, providing a platform for suppliers and collectors of functional design. The main focus of the design exchange is classics of the Braun brand produced from the 1950s to 1980s.
Nendo: Invisible Outlines
The exhibition entitled “Nendo: Invisible Outlines” follows on from a presentation in Hornu given in 2013 on the same theme. The “Nendo phenomenon”, which developed at some considerable speed, describes the development and work of the Japanese collective led by Oki Sato. His designs are characterised by a continuous consistency and powerful design language, and are pervaded by simple lines with a certain humorous twist. Irrespective of whether it is dealing with furniture, accessories, cutlery, interior designs or architecture, studio Nendo gives all its works the same natural rigour and its own striking poetry.
Ein Stilraum zum 85. Geburtstag von Dieter Rams
Edition Disegno. Filme zur HfG Ulm
In spite of closing just under 50 years ago, the Ulm School of Design is still numbered amongst the best-known design schools internationally which is no doubt due to its prominent founders and lecturers as well as its far-reaching influence. Peter Schubert, one of its graduates has captured this in the film series entitled “Edition Disegno”, from which a selection appeared for the first time in digital format at the beginning of 2017. Two of the films will be shown in three different cities: in Basle on 22 May, in Zurich on 23 May, and in Osnabrück on 31 May 2017.
Clerkenwell Design Week
The initial starting point for the Clerkenwell Design Week was London’s desire to celebrate its diverse creative community, and to invite home-grown and foreign brands and companies to the city. With a programme of showroom events, exhibitions, and installations throughout the district, the design community in London is presenting its eighth edition of the Clerkenwell Design Week. Highlights in the three-day event include the “Platform” format in the House of Detention, that presents a curated selection of international newcomers and the latest in design, as well as the “British Collection”, to which St James’s church plays host again and where local designers will be displaying their latest furniture and light designs.
What Design Can Do
The What Design Can Do conference is taking place again this year in Amsterdam on 23 and 24 May 2017 and will be aiming to achieve even more than in previous years. The title is “Radical Change: The Climate Edition” and the event will be looking at climate change and the question of how designers can best embrace the subject.
The London Design Museum’s exhibition “California” tackles the assertion that “Designed in California” is the new “Made in Italy”. Although mid-century modernism (form 268, p. 88) in California is well-documented, this exhibition is the first to discuss its current global influence. The exhibition begins with the 1960s and traces the counterculture (to the technical culture in Silicon Valley). In the past, California has been a pioneer for personal liberty in various things ranging from LSD to skateboards and iPhones. The exhibition displays political posters, personal computers, and self-driving cars and additionally includes works by user interface designers alongside hardware.
Biennial of Design Ljubljana
The Biennial of Design Ljubljana was the first of its kind to be founded in Europe back in 1964 with the aim of serving as a long-term and collaborative testing ground for design and the improvement of everyday living conditions. This year sees its 25th edition under the title of “Faraway, So Close” dedicated to tackling alternatives to the urban habitat. Even though the urban space is still valid as a contemporary model, people nevertheless leave on their search for other solutions. Against the backdrop of this development, the biennial devises concepts over seven sites across Slovenia and in co-operation with international design studios for new potential living environments.
Canadian Furniture Show
The Canadian Furniture Show has been taking place since 1972 and is organised by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Association. It is the only furniture fair in Canada and brings together industry specialists every year: manufacturers, dealers, designers, importers, and suppliers from around the world. In addition, the fair’s programme includes further events for networking, such as the Industry Cocktail. As in previous years, exhibitors will be awarded prizes for special stand designs in the Canadian Furniture Show Best Booth Awards, based on their creativity, inventiveness, and originality. Also as part of the fair, the Retail Sales Professional Awards will be given, honouring special sales achievements in Canada’s national furniture industry.
Design Thinkers 2017
The Design Thinkers conference invites creatives to explore how design can link people or ideas, brands, and experiences in new and innovative ways. Speakers will share with the audience their experiences from different perspectives, working environments, backgrounds, and industries. The conference intends to impart new skills and knowledge to designers dealing with the increasingly complex tasks they face every day. The speakers include Casey Caplowe, cofounder and chief creative officer at Good, Dana Cho, partner at Ideo, Ralph Gilles, head of design at Fiat Chrysler, and Tinker Hatfield, vice president of design at Nike.
3 Days of Design
The 3 Days of Design event was established in 2012, and every year since then it has invited journalists and those interested in design to Copenhagen to showcase the latest design ideas emerging from Denmark. The event wishes to stand out from conventional fairs and promises a special experience including a curated selection of over 60 designers and brands. Meeting in showrooms and flagship stores, visitors have the opportunity to discuss ideas with designers and manufacturers in person and to actively participate in creative workshops and talks. Also taking part in the event will be the Designmuseum Danmark, the Danish Crafts and Design Association, the Enigma Museum of Communication, and various art galleries.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is best known for his work with Kanye West and the fashion house of Louis Vuitton and his characters inspired by anime. During his career, Murakami has blurred the boundaries between high and mass culture, antique and modern, east and west. In a comprehensive retrospective, the exhibition “Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” presents 50 of his works spanning three decades. The works show the artist’s roots in Japanese painting and folklore and his careful use of handwork and materials. In addition, his perceptive view of themes such as globalisation, media culture, and the unaltered dangers caused by nuclear power are picked up on.
For the third time, Denfair is dedicated to presenting selected Australian and international design companies and offering a platform to up-and-coming as well as established designers. The event’s highlights include the new category of Sound Precinct, in which new sound and acoustic products will be showcased. Also, leading Australian galleries and independent artists get the opportunity to present their latest works in The Gallery. This area will for the first time be expanded by a bar, allowing informal networking to take place. Other highlights are the Supply Section, where popular design objects are displayed, and the Textile District, offering visitors interesting insights into woven, knitted, and printed fabrics.
FITC Future World
As an international event company for design and technology, FITC is also interested in the latest research developments in robotics and artificial intelligence, and as such the Future World event intends to serve as an information and exchange platform, enabling collaboration between designers, inventors, researchers, industrialists and visionaries. The one-day event will include seven presentations, a panel discussion and a series of demonstrations, which should give insights into the possibilities of future technologies.
Design Miami Basel
Design Miami sees itself as a global forum for design and each edition brings together collectors, designers, gallerists, and critics from around the world to address the connection between design culture and trade. Design Miami Basel held in June every year is one of the leading events in the areas of collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating design objects (form 270, p. 70). Furniture, lighting, and art objects from the 20th and 21st centuries are not only offered for sale but are presented in conjunction with a supporting cultural programme consisting of panel discussions and lectures in the disciplines of design, architecture, art, and fashion, often in collaboration with various designers and design institutions.
I Never Read,
The I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel takes place from 14 to 17 June 2017 in the Kaserne Basel. This art and artists’ book fair focusing on Swiss and international, institutional and independent publishers, authors, artists, and designers acts as a platform with the aim of creating links between text, contemporary art productions, and the printed medium. Alongside the fair itself, the event offers a supporting programme made up of various talks, performances, and music. In addition, there is a radio station set up especially for the fair to broadcast the accompanying programme. Entry to the event is free of charge.
NWW Design Award
The design prize for innovative interiors offered by the furniture manufacturer Neue Wiener Werkstätte takes place this year under the slogan of “The New Hospitality – How Furniture Supports Us in the Art of Hosting”. The theme is based on an increasingly fast-moving society, in which everything is in motion and old traditions obtain a new meaning and can provide support. The competition invites designers and students to submit furniture designs that focus on hospitality in all its aspects and make it possible: storing, installing, altering, removing, personalising, folding, working, and hosting. Submissions can be entered until 30 June 2017. The winning designs will be made into prototypes and shown in a touring exhibition.
Deutscher Recycling Designpreis 2017
The aim of the eighth German Recycling Design Award is to design objects for everyday use or for decorative and furnishing purposes out of waste or discarded industrial or manufactured materials. The aim is to make something useful out of something useless – from furniture to clothing and textiles to accessories. The assessment criteria are primarily aspects such as creative quality, utility value, novelty and future potential, and feasibility. Designers and creatives from all disciplines are invited to take part. Participation is free of charge and the submission deadline is 15 November 2017. The award ceremony will take place on 28 January 2018 in the Marta Herford Museum for Art, Architecture, Design. The winners will receive a total of 4,000 euros in prize money.
The textile design course at the KASK School of Arts in Ghent is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year – what better reason to dedicate an exhibition and a publication to the discipline? To mark the occasion, international textile artists and students at the school are invited to present their work.
Rot – Eine Filminstallation im Raum
What do strong emotions like love, rage and hate have in common? We associate them with the traffic light colour Red – a colour also used in film for aesthetic and narrative reasons. The German Film Museum in Frankfurt, the Deutsche Filmmuseum, is currently presenting “Red” a film installation of light, sound and film compilations projected onto a total of eleven large-area screens. Using a variety of staging points such as “Character Red”, “Object Red” and the so-called “Red Room” visitors can experience the versatile application and use of the different effects of the colour red in moving pictures.
Sew Long! Fashion in Slovakia 1945–1989.
The exhibition “Sew Long! Fashion in Slovakia 1945–1989” charts the fashion industry in Slovakia and explores its development under a totalitarian regime. An accompanying publication called "Lost Fashion: Clothing Culture in Slovakia 1945 – the 1989th" is also available.
Reaper. Richard Hamilton und Sigfried Giedion
The graphics series “Reaper” (1949) is a response by the English artist, Richard Hamilton, to the publication “Mechanization Takes Command” (1948) by the Swiss art historian, Sigfried Giedion. The exhibition juxtaposes the two protagonists and shows the process of Giedion’s academic research in relation to Hamilton’s artistic methods. In addition, it has been possible to draw on the GTA Archiv’s extensive material where Giedion’s bequest is held. An anthology with essays has been published to accompany the exhibition, including contributions by Esther Choi and Kevin Lotery, in which the various aspects of this juxtaposition are examined.
Comics! Mangas! Graphic Novels!
With a view to presenting a global perspective, the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn is using its space to bring together culture, science and art from all eras. Until 10 September 2017, the exhibition “Comics! Mangas! Graphic Novels!” presents around 300 exhibits from America, Europe and Japan.
Biennial of Graphic Design of Chaumont 2017
Le Signe, the National Graphic Design Centre in Chaumont, is organising the 27th Biennale of Graphic Design. This year, the international festival of poster and graphic design will once again take place at the Place des Arts in front of the Le Signe building.
Red, Yellow, Blue
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.
Luxus!? – Positionen zwischen Opulenz und Askese
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?” To mark the 250th anniversary of the town in 2017, the faculty is working in close collaboration with the Kunstverein Pforzheim, the Kulturamt der Stadt Pforzheim [Cutural Office of Pforzheim] and the Emma-Kreativzentrum Pforzheim to stage an exhibition, a symposium and a design week.
Mudun. Urban Cultures in Transit
Mat Collishaw: Thresholds
Somerset House‘s River Rooms in London will bring one of the world‘s first and most important photography exhibitions back to life with the help of the latest Virtual Reality technology. The exhibition is designed by Mat Collishaw, one of the most important British artists who graduated in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College London in the late 1980s.
Florence Design Week
The Florence Design Week describes itself as a multidisciplinary and creative project and is aimed at experts, entrepreneurs, companies, teachers, and students from around the world. Taking the title of “Changing Cultures” this year’s event is dedicated to cities that manage to integrate people from different cultures with the help of design, designers who welcome inspiration from other disciplines, and concepts and design solutions pursuing a strong ethical and sustainable focus. The event presents a combination of lifestyle and ecological sustainability and wishes to stimulate an aesthetic debate combining functional, visual, and ethical aspects.
The Forward Festival celebrating creativity, design, and communication is an event spread over several days with conferences, workshops, exhibitions, networking spaces, live art sessions, and music. The festival will take place at the MAK in Vienna on 21 and 22 April 2017. In addition, this year, the festival will be held on 15 and 16 June 2017 in Munich and, for the first time, on 17 and 18 June 2017 in Zurich. Speakers will include amongst others representatives from the Eike König design studio, the illustrator Mr. Bingo, the graphic designer Sarah Illenberger, the designer Daniel Freitag, the design and animation studio Pfadfinderei as well as the art director and founder of Studio Es, Verena Panholzer. Standard tickets cost 200 euros, student tickets 110 euros.
The concept of CXI lies in the joint project presentation by clients and agencies, because many aspects play a part in the success of a corporate and brand identity project – particularly the quality of collaboration. This is why the format presents both positions and explains where problems may lie and how to find solutions. The CXI conference is organised by the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and is one of the largest corporate and brand identity conferences in Europe, attended by over 700 people every year. This year’s speakers include Achim Heine from Heine, Lenz, Zizka based in Berlin, Jan Metzler from the Hamburger Kunsthalle, and Didrik Fjeldstad from SAS. Standard tickets cost 139 euros and 20 euros for students.
Boisbuchet Workshops 2017
Stuttgarter Symposium für Produktentwicklung
The Stuttgart symposium for product development consists of a forum and a conference. During the forum on 28 June 2017, well-known companies will present their strategies and exchange experiences in practice. The conference for industry and research on the following day will offer experts and scientists an overview of the current state of research and present new methods, solutions, and technologies for product development. The aim of the symposium is to bring international representatives of various disciplines together and encourage active networking. Entry to the forum on 28 June 2017 costs 495 euros and 195 euros for the conference; the price for a combined ticket is 595 euros.
The ninth international and interdisciplinary Fashionclash Festival will be taking place in Maastricht from 29 June to 2 July 2017. During the fourday event, over 150 up-and-coming fashion designers and artists will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience. Under the slogan “Fashion Makes Sense”, there will be a supporting programme of fashion shows, exhibitions, awards, talks, a design market, and drama and dance performances curated by the Fashion Makes Sense Lab. The theme of „senses“ and the „creation of meaning“ will be discussed against the background that in the world of fashion visual impulses are mainly used and the fact that, comparatively, the fashion industry creates much environmental pollution.
Design Parade Hyères
This year will be the twelfth time that the Design Parade in Hyères is taking place. The festival is based on an international competition for up-and-coming designers combined with exhibitions and discussions. The event is organised by the Villa Noailles, dedicated to supporting young designers. The Design Parade takes place in both Hyères and Toulon. The event in Hyères focuses in general on the discipline of design, whereas the one in Toulon is specialised in interior design. The programme in Hyères includes various exhibitions, installations, and discussions. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to visit different designers and artists in their studios and ateliers.