Steve McCurry.Photographs from the East
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
– 18 October 2015
Steve McCurry is one of the most renowned figures in the world of contemporary photography. His images have appeared on countless book and magazine covers, and are now on display at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich.
– 27 September 2015
An exhibition in the Amsterdam youth and artists’ hostel Wow centres on the fascination for paper and printing. Various Dutch artists present their methods and visual styles.
Texfusion28.03.2017 – 29.03.2017
The Belgians.An Unexpected Fashion Story
– 13 September 2015
Surreal, avant-garde and explicit are terms that are often associated with Belgium’s internationally recognised fashion scene. The exhibition “The Belgians – An Unexpected Fashion Story” provides both an historic and a contemporary insight into the evolution of fashion in that country.
Christoph Niemann. Drawing the Line
– 11 October 2015
Graphic artist Christoph Niemann is in demand both in the USA and in Europe. He has not only designed cover images for The New Yorker, The New York Times and the technology magazine, Wired, but has also had commissions from the German-language Zeit magazine and many other customers in Europe and Asia. In addition to this work, Niemann writes and illustrates books for adults and children and is involved with new media, creating apps, interactive games and computer animations.
Celebrating 60 years of Miffy
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
– 20 September 2015
“Miffy by the Sea”, a picture book by the Dutch author, illustrator and graphic designer, Dick Bruna, was published in 1955. This year, his character Miffy is celebrating her 60th birthday. Various events have been organised throughout the year to mark this milestone.
Time Out .04
Ars Electronica Center, Linz
– September 2015
In its exhibitions, the Ars Electronica Center, a museum run by the city of Linz, endeavours to peer into the future and to combine and present influences from many different trains of thought and viewpoints. Currently, the “Time Out” exhibition is offering visitors the opportunity to discover projects by young media artists on the Time-based and Interactive Media course at the University of Art and Design Linz.
Africa. Architecture, Culture, Identity
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
– 25 October 2015
On 25 June, the Danish museum for modern art, Louisiana, opened its special exhibition focusing on current architecture in Africa. The exhibition does not only emphasise Africa’s diversity and complexity, but it uses selected works from the areas of architecture, design and art to shed light on a new cultural identity and present it to the public.
Film und Games.Ein Wechselspiel
Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
– 31 January 2016
The connection between film and video games has developed considerably over the past few decades. The special exhibition, “Film und Games. Ein Wechselspiel” [Film and Games. An Interplay] at the Deutsches Filmmuseum demonstrates the convergence of the two media on society and the role it plays in today’s entertainment industry.
Design Museum Helsinki
– 2 August 2015
To celebrate the centenary of Tapio Wirkkala’s birth (1915–1985), the exhibtion “Wirkkala Revisited” is currently taking place in the Design Museum Helsinki, showcasing a range of this Finnish designer’s work from a new perspective.
Frankfurt and region
– 20 September 2015
Following its successful launch in 2012 the cultural initiative, Ray, is taking place once again, presenting numerous photographic exhibitions and artistic projects in Frankfurt and its region.
University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Krefeld
10 July 2015
Household appliances are controlled using apps, cars can drive themselves. Ideas that were once the stuff of science fiction are becoming more and more real. At the same time, a new form of animism is emerging – a type of techno-animism that questions the relationship between user and object. The symposium “Beseelte Dinge” [animated things] seeks to enlighten us on the influence digitalisation has on our relationship to objects.
Posters + Politics.The Art of Activism in New York
The Museum of the City of New York
8 July 2015
On 8 July a discussion forum will focus on the history of political posters in New York – a subject which, in the eyes of the organisers, has received too little attention up until now, despite its eclecticism and ubiquity.
The Ethical Designer
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
9 July 2015
Design and Ethics is not only the theme of our current issue, form 260, the topic is also being discussed at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam at the moment. Last Thursday, an evening focusing on “the moral of things” took place and, on 9 July, a discussion panel will be concentrating on the issues surrounding the “ethical designer”.
Domaine de Boisbuchet.Design, Architecture and Nature
– 19 September 2015
Since the middle of June, international designers, architects and artists are once again offering various workshops at the French estate of Domaine de Boisbuchet. Here students and professionals from these or similar disciplines work together with these creative people on the theme of “Design and the Community.” The programme, that has been created in collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Pompidou, offers more than 25 workshops until mid-September. form is placing one free place at a workshop in a draw.
Design Parade 10
Villa Noailles, Hyères
3 – 5 July 2015
The work of young designers will be celebrated as part of the 10th Design Parade festival in Hyères, southern France. Together with a diverse programme of events, it seeks to provide a platform for contact between designers, industry representatives, journalists and the public.
The Collective Intention
– 15 August 2015
Depot Basel seeks to provide a venue for contemporary design. Its current exhibition, “The Collective Intention” aims to reflect the networking that takes place between the members of collectives.
Europeana Creative Culture Jam
Austrian National Library, Vienna
9 – 10 July 2015
The Europeana Creative Culture Jam is the showcase and final event of Europeana Creative, a European project that intends to examine and promote new ways for creative industries and cultural institutions to work together.
Bartlett Summer Show 2015
140 Hampstead Road, London
27 June – 11 July 2015
The annual Bartlett Summer Show is the most important event to be held at the Bartlett School of Architecture, featuring an exhibition of creative work and designs by its Architecture students.
100 beste Plakate 14
– 12 July 2015
A total of 575 entries from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been submitted for the “100 beste Plakate 14” poster competition. The winners will be showcased in the exhibition of the same name.
At the end of the summer semester, German design schools once again open their doors to the public. Visitors are offered an insight into course and final projects completed for the various design disciplines and are introduced to the structure and teaching methods of the courses. Many universities supplement the exhibitions with a programme of presentations, tours, parties and workshops. Here is an overview of the tours offered in 2015:
3 – 4 July 2015
Big data is the phrase on everyone’s lips – and in data-driven societies, the interpretation and reasoning relating to this term are becoming increasingly diverse. A conference at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) will shed light on the topic from cultural and social perspectives.
Industrial Design Show 2015
Designforum Steiermark, Graz
27 June – 1 August 2015
The Bachelors and Masters Industrial Design course at the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences invites guests to visit this year’s Industrial Design Show. Selected student projects are the focus of the exhibition held in the Designforum Steiermark.
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
26 June 2015
Berlin’s cityscape continues to be characterised by the architecture and urban construction ideals of the 1960s. To mark this important decade, an academic symposium will be held in the Berlinische Galerie entitled “Verflechtungen. Planen und Bauen im Berlin der 1960er-Jahre” [Interweaving. Urban Planning and Architecture in 1960s Berlin].
Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2015
Submission deadline: 10 July 2015
Design plays a special role in introducing new products, which is why the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Ministry for Economy, Climate Protection, Energy and Regional Planning, awards its design prize to excellent series products from the industry and craft sectors.
– 30 September 2015
Every day we spend a large part of our time in a built or designed environment. We live within architecture and are in constant dialogue with all types of buildings. The first Architektursommer [Summer of Architecture] in Graz comprises both aesthetic and social questions in the area of architectural design providing plenty of food for thought.
Braun + Design Börse 2015
20 June 2015
Radios, record players, shavers, kitchen appliances and other classic designs with a high nostalgia value will once again entice collectors and technology enthusiasts to Darmstadt to its annual Braun- und Design-Börse.
Munich Wearable Data Hack 2015
Stylight premises, Munich
19 – 21 June 2015
Wearable technologies have been established in everyday life for a long time now. As a constant part of life, they document, analyse and collect data and build a detailed picture of the wearers and the changes in their lives. A hack day is now planned in Munich to examine this subject area.
form N° 260. Design and Ethics
Also – or even – designers often ask themselves the second Kantian question in their everyday work: “What should I do?”. Its answer is difficult if not completely impossible and brings us face to face with the dilemmas of ethics. Nevertheless, tackling this question offers comforting rays of hope for design, which is why we are dedicating the Focus part of form 260 on the connections between design and ethics.
Haus Am Horn, Weimar
– 9 August 2015
Every year, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar supports its students, graduates and alumni from its own funds and it is now presenting the resulting artistic and design works in an exhibition by scholarship holders in the Haus Am Horn.
Salon Luitpold.Design and Ethics
Cafe Luitpold, Munich
16 June 2015
For five years now as part of its evening programme Salon Luitpold – Kultur unter Palmen, Cafe Luitpold in Munich is holding regular events to prompt people to think about and discuss topics relevant to society. We are taking the opportunity to highlight the Focus theme of Design and Ethics in form 260, by focusing on ethical dilemmas in design for a whole evening. The magazine will be published on the same day.
Buch Kunst Objekt
– 30 August 2015
Since marrying, Wulf D. and his wife Akka von Lucius have shared a common passion. They love collecting art books. Over a period of almost 50 years of collecting, they have accumulated over 600 items. The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart has embraced this medium and is displaying a selection of the comprehensive collection by the publisher couple until the end of August.
Kunsthalle zu Kiel
– 13 September 2015
Those who heard the presentation by Harald Welzer at the see-conference, encountered the thesis that we lack images of a future worth aiming for. Images are effective means of conveying ideas and for them also to become reality. It is not just that design is predestined to create these images – the “Playing Future” exhibition in the Kunsthalle zu Kiel shows that art also grapples with the future in images and objects and takes a stand on the issue.
About. Heroes About Legends
Performance Art Depot, Mainz
27 June 2015
Over the last two years About has made a name for itself as an independent publishing fair. In 2015, instead of the book fair, the event will take the form of a series of lectures featuring international speakers.
Galerie erstererster, Berlin
13 – 20 June 2015
In many respects, the range of products for domestic pets is scarcely less extensive than that for humans. An exhibition at the Galerie erstererster in Berlin is showcasing the ideas of international designers and students from the Kunsthochschule Kassel for this “target group”.