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.
Biennial of Design Ljubljana25.05.2017 – 29.10.2017
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”.
Triennial of Photography
18 – 28 June 2015
The Triennial of Photography in Hamburg is taking place again this year in its sixth edition. This time the festival is focusing on the future of photography and will encourage visitors to contemplate the theme from technical and aesthetic points of view in exhibitions, conferences and discussions.
Karsten Bott.Gleiche Vielfache
Historisches Museum Frankfurt
– 13 September 2015
The exhibition “Karsten Bott – Gleiche Vielfache” [Karsten Bott – Same Multiples] is displaying objects in the Historisches Museum Frankfurt since the middle of April. The items hail from the collection of Karsten Bott, an artist based in Frankfurt, who has been gathering everyday items of all kinds for 17 years.
New in the Collection.Rüegg/Tropeano
Noah Purifoy. Junk Dada
LACMA , Los Angeles
7 June – 27 September 2015
From 7 June, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting the exhibition “Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada” that explores the craftsmanship of Noah Purifoy (1917–2004) and examines the most important periods of his career.
Vienna Biennale 2015.Ideas for Change
11 June – 4 October 2015
There is no question that the digital modernity has the potential to provide new ideas for sustainable and innovative models for living. The first edition of the Vienna Biennale 2015 is looking at the consequences that result from this both for design and for architecture and fine arts.
Submission deadline: 24 July 2015
The online platform Blankspace has taken on the task of encouraging people to think about architecture. And in doing so, unusual paths are forged. This year’s competition has taken a medium not typical of the industry as its theme: “Dear Architecture” takes place in the form of letters.
Animago Award 2015
Submission deadline: 30 June 2015
For almost 20 years now, Digital Production magazine has been offering the Animago Award for work from the areas of 3D animation and stills, visual effects and visualisation. Once again, this year digital artists throughout the world, both professionals and young designers, are encouraged to submit their productions by 30 June 2015.
The New Frontier
Bellevue Arts Museum
– 16 August 2015
The Pacific Northwest and its creative scene are currently the theme of an exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Visitors can discover how designers from the region work, pushing or breaking down different kinds of boundaries.
The private Josef Hoffmann.Apartment Tours
Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice
2 June – 1 November 2015
The house where Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) was born is now run by the MAK Wien and the Moravian Gallery in Brno as the Josef Hoffmann Museum. The exhibition “The private Josef Hoffmann: Apartment Tours” gives visitors an insight into the private sphere of the Viennese architect.
Nachtschicht 2015. Berlin Design Night
12 June 2015
Some 8,000 visitors flocked to Berlin Design Night last year. This year’s event will take place on 12 June, involving a total of 94 partners from the creative industry. All design enthusiasts are welcome.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Grand Palais, Paris
– 3 August 2015
The exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” has been on tour since 2011 and has been shown nine times. Now the fashion of Jean Paul Gaultier is being presented at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Walk the Line
– 16 August 2015
Drawing is a classic medium of expression in visual art. The exhibition “Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing” demonstrates that the tools that we use for drawing are much more diverse than pen and paper in an overview show at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, featuring 105 works.
11 – 28 June 2015
From 11 to 28 June 2015 Berlin will host Make City – the Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives – for the first time. For three weeks the German capital will become an international and multidisciplinary laboratory, welcoming experts and those interested in “city-making”.
OLED.Licht der Zukunft?
– 18 October 2015
OLED, the next generation of LEDs, has redefined light and is taking its area of application into an entirely new dimension. These new sources of light also offer new possibilities to light designers. The exhibition at Gewerbemuseum Winterthur provides information about the latest OLED technology’s development status and the options for application.
Anthology of Finnish Fashion
Design Museum, Helsinki
5 June – 20 September 2015
“Anthology of Finnish Fashion” is an exhibition that aims to show how the fashion of this northern country has developed over the decades into an independent phenomenon in the fashion world and how Finnish designers have established themselves in the international fashion industry.
Gallery Nauka i Iskusstvo, Moscow
29 May – 7 June 2015
20 design studios from 20 countries around the world were invited to take part in a collaborative project. The results of this will now be showcased in the “United Notions” poster exhibition in Moscow.
Economies of Aesthetics
Business Wise 2015
Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
4 June 2015
How many companies these days concern themselves with ensuring that their clients and employees are leading balanced and fulfilled lives? This question will be explored at Business Wise 2015, a half-day conference organised by The School of Life.
UX Design Awards 2015
Submission deadline: 12 June 2015
Open to applicants throughout Europe for the first time, the Internationales Design Zentrum (IDZ) Berlin is now offering the UX Design Awards to user-focused design solutions for electronic products and services that are aimed at the economy and consumers.
Loop Barcelona 2015
28 May – 6 June 2015
Loop Barcelona is an annual meeting point for the international moving images community where film and video project by artists from around the world are presented and relevant topics are discussed. The three-part programme, consisting of the Loop Festival, Fair and Studies, takes place throughout Barcelona.
Le Corbusier.Mesures de l’Homme
Centre Pompidou, Paris
– 3 August 2015
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, was one of the most important and influential architects of the 20th century. The Centre Pompidou in Paris is now dedicating an exhibition to him presenting his work in all its facets.
28 May – 7 June 2015
The international Fotofestiwal is the most important photography festival in Poland and one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. Every year the festival draws more than 20,000 visitors to Łódź. This year it will feature a total of 18 exhibitions.
Alexander Rodchenko.Photography and Design
– 21 June 2015
Alexander Rodchenko was an important member of the Soviet Constructivism movement. The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is now showing a wide range of his photography and designs in his honour.
Papanek Symposium 2015
Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna
27 – 28 May 2015
The international Papanek Symposium has taken place every two years since 2011 in honour of the design critic Victor Papanek. This year’s event is devoted to the design culture of emigrés in the USA and the associated history of the social in design.
Professoren der Burg
– 7 June 2015
Professors rarely appear together in the spotlight with their work, but an exhibition has now brought together works by the professors of the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, showcasing it in a collective show in the Volkspark in Halle.
Design in Motion
– 21 June 2015
“Design in Motion” is a travelling exhibition that has been touring the cities of Scotland since the beginning of February. More than 70 towns are on the exhibition’s programme and will be toured by a bus in which works by selected designers will be on view.