The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, New York
– 15 December 2014
The “How things don’t work – The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek” exhibition is running until 15 December in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, part of the Parsons New School. The show displays materials as yet unexplored from the Victor Papanek Archive in conversation with works by contemporary designers from Vienna, London and New York.
European Month of Photography
16 October – 16 November 2014
The European Month of Photography (MDF) is taking place for the sixth time this year in Berlin and is the largest festival of photography in Germany. In parallel with the occasion taking place in Berlin, events and exhibitions around the theme of phototgraphy will also be held in seven other European capitals – Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris, Athens und Vienna.
Erik Mortensen – Haute Couture16.06.2017 – 31.01.2018
Interactive Media Design Day
Sense and Nonsense in Innovation
18 October - 19 November 2014
The “Sense and Nonsense” exhibition will open at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in parallel with the Dutch Design Week. The event presents various works by students from the Design Academy in Eindhoven with the aim of displaying them in a broader context and at the same time strengthening the link between design, art and science.
At AEG, Hall 15, Nuremberg
7 – 9 November 2014
The “Frisches Design” event was brought into being by Undine Stier and Christine Lörincz in 2011 to broaden the design offering in the Nuremberg area. This year, the event’s title is “Design und Effizienz” [design and efficiency] and tackles the question of what actually makes design efficient – or even more provocatively – whether design should claim to be efficient and to what extent.
Baukultur.Think your city different
Wiener Planungswerkstatt, Vienna
18 September – 19 December 2014
The city of Vienna has formulated ten “architectural guidelines” that are to form a basis for all future building projects. These guidelines will now be exhibited at the Planungswerkstatt in Vienna and throughout the city and will be complemented by a programme of guided tours, workshops and presentations.
The Privacy Project.Reading Room
– 25 October 2014
“The Privacy Project” is an international publication and exhibition project looking at the various effects of cultural piracy on our society. Over 100 pirated or modified books are presented within the exhibition.
17 – 18 October 2014
The Unconference will take place as part of the 11th conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) (DGTF) on 17 and 18 October at the Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG). Participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics they have submitted themselves and to register in advance for “pecha-kucha” lectures to present their own experiences and projects. These topics can also be opened up for discussion in advance of the events via the blog.
23 – 25 October 2014
Following on from the past successful editions like the international Scenography biennial, this year’s Raumwelten event is going to be broadened in content. As a result, the programme will be divided into four areas: business, art & research, talent and public. The idea is for visitors to be able to experience the event as a platform for scenography, architecture and media.
Design and War.Materialschlacht
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
16 – 17 October 2014
This year marks not only the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War but it is also the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. This is reason enough for the organisers of the Materialschlacht [attrition warfare] symposium at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover to tackle the link between war and design in detail.
All in a day’s work.Druck Berlin
Urban Spree, Berlin
11 October 2014
Druck Berlin is hosting a day-long event at Urban Spree in the capital city, which will include various workshops on risography, letterpress printing, watercolours, felting, joinery, screen printing, tattooing, leather work, metalwork and many more. The short workshops led by experts will follow on from one another giving a broad cross-section of the public an introduction to the various techniques and methods and the opportunity to try these out for themselves.
1 – 2 November 2014
Designers’ Saturday is markedly different to other product exhibitions on account of its format because the organisers are particularly keen to display objects in original product and production-related surroundings. Specifically, this means that the exhibition is not held on some anonymous fair ground but in real production halls in order to create an unconventional insight into the world of design. form will also be present – you will find us at location Glas Trösch.
Three questions for: Karen Verschooren, Z33
Z33 is a place for contemporary art. Since 2002 Z33 has been organising projects and exhibitions that aim to motivate visitors to see everyday things from a new perspective. In difference to more conventional museums, Z33 has no permanent collection of its own, but rather a dynamic concept of exhibitions that appear several times a year. On 4 October the opening of the exhibition “Future Fictions” takes place, which will be shown at Z33 until 4 January 2015. The exhibition continues the discussion on how contemporary artists, designers and architects relate their work to future thinking and imaging. At last, the aim is to explore the potential which different scenarios – that take the form of visions and fictions – might develop in the future.
We spoke to Karen Verschooren, curator of the exhibition “Future Fictions”, about her work, the quest of finding new topics, and the issue of knowing what might be relevant in the future.
21 - 30 October 2014
This year is the second time Design Manchester will take place. According to the organisers it will involve a week-long event looking at creativity, collaboration and inclusivity in the world of art, design, animation and photography. The event has joined forces with the Manchester School of Art and the Design Council. Work has also been carried out with the organisers of the Manchester Science Festival which is taking place concurrently with Design Manchester.
form Advent Calendar
Advent season is practically right around the corner, regardless if you are a fan or not. With it, a countless number of seasonal problems arise that require a (design) solution: Black ice, winter depressions, gift shopping, holiday pounds, horrible gifts, or knotted fairy lights, the list can be arbitrarily continued. We take this as an occasion to introduce our form Advent Calendar, which is supposed to ironically comment or sweeten the days until Christmas.
How soon is now?
Galerie Judin, Berlin
– 1 November 2014
The exhibition “How soon is now” is a joint project between twelve designers, architects and engineers taking a look at the today of tomorrow. The project is associated with the famous “This is Tomorrow” exhibition which took place at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1956 and was designed by Theo Crosby.
Dutch Design Week
18 – 26 October 2014
Dutch Design Week, an impressive nine-day event is taking place once again in Eindhoven this year uniting various events under the banner of design. The DDW is taking place for the 13th time and offers a broad range of exhibitions, seminars and workshops and also evening events for networking and enjoying culinary specialities.
Designers’ Open 2014
24 – 26 October 2014
Once again this year, the Designers’ Open takes place on its traditional date of the last weekend in October in Leipzig. The fair is an international design exhibition and offers a discussion forum, fashion shows, workshops and award ceremonies for professional visitors from the fashion, product, industrial and communication design sectors and architecture as well as people interested in design in general. Form will be present with a booth of its own in the hall of gals next to the special exhibition “Evolution of new design”.
Kölibri, St. Pauli
2 – 5 October 2014
The international community of artists, publishers and fans will once again be meeting for the Comicfestival in Hamburg. Visitors will be offered a rich programme consisting of exhibitions, readings, panel discussions and workshops. Many well-known guests will be participating and there is also a range of satellite events.
Architecture of Peace.Divided Cities
Architecture Museum at the Technische Universität Munich
– 19 October 2014
“The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace - Divided Cities” is running at the Architecture Museum at the Technical University, Munich until 19 October. The exhibition shows the outcomes and experiences of the international Archis Inventions platform looking at the subject of post-conflict situations in war zones and considers opportunities for securing lasting peace.
Lodz Design Festival. Brave New World
9 – 19 October 2014
Does courageous design have the potential to contribute to a better world? Vistiors to the Lodz Design Festival are promised fascinating answers to this and many other questions. The Festival is in its eighth edition this year and is one of the most important design events held in eastern Central Europe.
Three questions for. Maxime Houot, Collectif Coin
The Signal Festival will once again take place in Prague from 16 to 19 October. Light installations will transform the cityscape into a large gallery enticing an estimated 250,000 visitors to the capital of the Czech Republic.
Collectif Coin from Grenoble are amongst the artists taking part. In their projects, the changing members of the group focus on the connection between light, sound and bodies. "Cyclique", an installation of 256 helium-filled, lit and acoustically equipped balloons, has already been exhibited at the Nuit blanche in Amiens in 2013. Now it has been adapted for the new exhibition space for the Signal Festival. We spoke to Maxime Houot, set and concept designer at Collectif Coin, about their work.
During the two-day Animago conference in October, Potsdam will offer the opportunity to experience an interesting combination of speakers and exhibitions in the areas of animation, 3D and visual effects. Designers, animators, compositors and software experts will meet at the conference to find out about new technologies and solutions and to network.
Während der zweitätigen Animago Konferenz im Oktober bietet Potsdam allen digitalen Designern aus den Bereichen Animation, 3D und visuelle Effekte die Möglichkeit, eine interessante Kombination aus verschiedenen Sprechern und Ausstellungen zu erleben. Designer, Animatoren, Compositer und Software-Experten treffen bei der Konferenz zusammen, um sich über neue Technologien und Lösungsansätze zu informieren und auszutauschen.
B3 Autumn School. Biennal of the Moving Image
29 September – 4 October 2014
The first B3 Autumn School is taking place this season as part of the Biennal of the Moving Image in Frankfurt. Young creative talents from Germany and other European countries are invited to get involved in various workshops, master classes and seminars developing new perspectives for the moving image.
Book Fair 2014
8 – 12 October 2014
The Frankfurt book fair is the biggest book fair in the world and over 60 years has been offering a special framework for authors and publishers from over 100 countries to present their latest work. This year form will once again be there with its own stand (hall 4.1/stand J80).
Social Innovation. 10 Day Fest
10 – 19 October 2014
The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation is the first of its kind in Asia and, with the 10-day festival that is taking place in Hong Kong, would like to draw attention to the importance of projects with a social focus.
BTK University of Applied Sciences
10 – 11 October 2014
Covers, cases, facades, user interfaces, coatings, or simply human skin - surfaces are accorded a greater significance in many technical and creative industries. The Hautlichkeit conference focuses on this topic over two days.
Bratislava Design Week
22 – 28 September 2014
This September the second Bratislava Design Week will take place in Slovakia. The organisers’ aim is to create space for local designers and their work and to act as a link to the international design scene.
Dancing about Architecture
24 – 28 September 2014
More than half of the entire world’s population currently lives in an urban context. In this regard, existing structures are no longer solely designed by architects and town planners but are subject to much further reaching influences like the inhabitants of a town itself.
Bregenz at Lake Constance
17 – 18 October 2014
What is it that makes successful projects so successful? This is the question that this year’s Vlow Festival in Bregenz at Lake Constance is tackling. It is inviting guests to bring their experiences to the show.
27 September – 5 October 2014
Poster design the French way: At the Poster Festival in Lucerne this year the latest developments in the graphic design industry will be presented with a particular emphasis on francophone poster design.
Play Nordic Festival
Nordic Embassies Felleshus, Berlin
– 1 October 2014
During the Play Nordic Exhibition, Berlin will once again be demonstrating its international focus. The three-month festival brings a colourful mix of Scandinavian design and Nordic sounds to Germany and is open to visitors for another month.
Happy Birthday, Emil Ruder!
Vortragssaal auf der Lyss, Basel
19 September 2014
Emil Ruder, one of the most important representatives in Swiss typography, would have been one hundred years old this year. The Basel School of Design is honouring its former teacher by arranging a symposium and an exhibition.
City of Dreams Pavilion. Design Competition
Governors Island, New York
Closing date: 20 September 2014
The non-profit organisation Figment is looking for the best concept for the City of Dreams Pavilion. This is the fifth time that this competition has run. It will form part of the cultural programme on Governors Island in summer 2015. This contest puts even greater emphasis on sustainability than on the architectural approach behind the design.