Future Room, Design Week Jerusalem
– 14 June 2018
In its summary statement, the multimedia installation “Muthesius Parallax” makes the claim that “lifelong learning takes place beyond geographic boundaries”. The installation is intended to raise questions about design education and work in the future and is not envisaged as a real space full of design.
In their project “Muthesius Parallax”, the students of the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design address the subject of design education and criteria for good design in comparison to the exemplary Werkbundkiste [Werkbund case] for industrial products from the 1950s, with ideas for future process developments, methods, tools, and attitudes. These were boxes of objects exemplifying “good design” or “die Gute Form”, created and disseminated by the Deutsche Werkbund. “The overall concept of our exhibition space translates paradigms of design education such as complexity, overlay, vagueness, interaction, openness, participation, digitality, and networking into one space,” says the professor Matylda Krzykowski. The students have designed an exhibition with different approaches that allow visitors to experience an interactive sandbox, for example, or to immerse themselves in a fictional landscape of patterns and forms, and this includes the use of techniques such as augmented or virtual reality. The title of the installation is explained by the fact that it is built horizontally with a parallax effect, in parallel planes and depending on the perspective of the viewer, it results in different views of the multimedia work.
The first stop of the travelling exhibition is in the “Future Room” at the Jerusalem Design Week, where the four main Israeli design colleges will be showcasing their current projects and designs. The next stop will be the annual exhibition of the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel (18 to 20 July 2018) and the third and final stop is the Istanbul Design Biennale (22 September to 4 November 2018).