Agenda

October

Designers’ Open

Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig / DE
– 22.10.2017
designersopen.de 

The Designers’ Open is a fair for design, communications, and sales of individual products which, during the three-day event taking place from 20 to 22 October 2017, will once again present the latest trends and developments in the industry. The programme includes conferences, exhibitions, and (fashion) shows as well as the presentation of different awards such as the Green Product Award. The Designers’ Open is part of the Design Festival Leipzig during which various spots throughout the city will be venues for events, subdivided into the areas of research and industry, interior and furniture, fashion and accessories as well as graphic and media.

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Design Manchester 17

Manchester / GB
– 22.10.2017
designmcr.com 

This will be the fifth year of the Manchester Design Festival: an opportunity to redefine design, treating it as the basis and framework for new ideas. The leitmotif of the festival can be seen in this definition of design. A wide range of events from different disciplines will take place across the whole city.

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Century of the Child

Gemeinschaftshaus der Nordischen Botschaften, Berlin / DE
– 22.10.2017
nordischebotschaften.org 

Wie sehr sich die Rolle des Kindes in der europäischen Gesellschaft verändert hat, lässt sich sehr gut an den Produkten nachvollziehen, die seit 1900 für sie gestaltet wurden. Mit der Ausstellung „Century of the Child“ zeigen die Nordischen Botschaften in Berlin die Veränderungen in der Spielzeugentwicklung, die sich in den letzten hundert Jahren abgespielt haben. An zahlreichen einflussreichen Designentwürfen von beispielsweise Alvar Aalto, Kay Bojesen, Olafor Eliason und Elsa Beskow zeigt sich, dass die Gestaltung für Kinder im 20. Jahrhundert stark an Bedeutung gewonnen hat. Es werden jedoch nicht nur namhafte Designer ausgestellt, sondern auch anonyme Entwürfe und die Produkte großer Firmen wie IKEA, Brio, Lego und Marimekko. An ihnen wird sichtbar, wie Spielzeuge Lebenswelten erschaffen und gleichzeitig den Zustand einer Gesellschaft als Ganzes reflektieren. 

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Graphic Matters

Breda / NL
– 22.10.2017
graphicmatters.nl 

The biennial Graphic Matters festival in Breda organises a monthlong event encompassing exhibitions, workshops, and tours this year for the first time in Breda's Museum on the theme of visual culture. Upcoming and established designers are encouraged to present their very personal view of contemporary developments in the (typo-)graphical and visual world. In doing so, the festival lays particular emphasis on revealing the communicative power of design in everyday matters and hopes to inspire experts in their work. At the same time, the intention is to include the general public in the dialogue in order to convey what influence images can have on our behaviour and in forming opinions.

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Und. Die Ausstellung

Wasserschloss Klaffenbach , Klaffenbach / DE
– 22.10.2017
wasserschloss-klaffenbach.de 

Nicolaus Ott and Bernard Stein have been two of the most influential designers of the (West) German cultural landscape since 1978. Wasserschloß Klaffenbach is showing the production processes used in their works, until 22 October. Amongst other things, this Berlin studio has designed numerous posters for major German cultural sites. The exhibition entitled “Und” provides an insight into the origins of these works in the area of tension between handcrafted beauty and the quest for graphical innovations.

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Linking Leather

Deutsches Ledermuseum, Offenbach/Main / DE
– 22.10.2017
ledermuseum.de 

The current exhibition in Offenbach’s Deutsches Ledermuseum “Linking Leather. Die Vielfalt des Leders” presents an interactive installation around this subject until October. Leather is not only one of mankind’s oldest materials, it is used in many cultures, both as a protective material, but also purely as decoration. The versatility of the material ranges from cowhide and lamb’s leather to velour and leather imitations. There are not only differences in the origin of the material, but also in the processing methods themselves. The interactive design of the exhibition allows visitors to become familiar with the materiality of leather, while various projection screens provide further information about types of leather and processing techniques using text and images.

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World Design Summit Montreal

Montreal / CA
– 25.10.2017
worlddesignsummit.com 

The World Design Summit in Montreal includes a number of disciplines – ranging from urban planning, landscape and urban architecture to interior, industrial, and graphic design – and aims at promoting positive changes and stimulating sustainable growth in the economy. In addition to Canada’s 150th anniversary, Montreal is also celebrating the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding as well as 50 years of Expo 67 this year. In the course of the World Design Summit, also a conference will be taking place from 16 to 20 October 2017 at which Ruedi Baur, Jan Gehl, and Haruko Tsutsui, among others, will be examining topics such as design for earth, design for participation, design for transformation, design for beauty, design for sale, and design for extremes.

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Graphic Design Festival Scotland

The Lighthouse, Glasgow / GB
– 26.10.2017
graphicdesignfestivalscotland.com 

The Graphic Design Festival Scotland is an international organisation dedicated to promoting creativity, innovation, and collaboration and brings together the graphic design scene in Scotland by hosting workshops, talks, discussions, exhibitions, and competitions. The programme includes practical workshops on themes such as branding, illustration, photography, animation, type design, web design, web development, sign writing, art in public spaces, and visual presentation. The event also offers participants numerous opportunities to interact and network. This year’s speakers include Harry Pearce from Pentagram, Liza Enebeis from Studio Dumbar, and Carola Seybold from Pantone.

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Sound and Matter in Design

Design Museum Holon / IL
– 28.10.2017
dmh.org.il 

In recent years, sensory experiences such as hearing have increasingly influenced the way we experience and process the world around us and the way we communicate with our environment – which in turn also has an effect on the discipline of design. As a result, this can affect both the actual and the virtual world in the same measure. Against this background, the latest exhibition “Sound and Matter in Design” in the Design Museum Holon is focusing on this theme from 29 June to 28 October 2017. On show will be sound objects, loudspeakers, and music by international designers, together with interactive installations by local designers.

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Biennial of Design Ljubljana

Ljubljana / SI
– 29.10.2017
bio.si 

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.

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Food Revolution 5.0

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 29.10.2017
mkg-hamburg.de 

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?

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Our Scissors

Designmuseo, Helsinki / FI
– 29.10.2017
designmuseum.fi 

50 years ago, Olof Bäckström designed the orange-handled Fiskars scissors, which were the first to have plastic handles, and in the meantime millionfold of pairs have been sold around the world. Fiskars was founded as a company as far back as 1649 and concentrated on new applications of plastic in their product portfolio for the first time in the 1960s. To mark this anniversary, the company invited creative people from around the world to participate in its “Our Scissors” exhibition with their personal congratulations. The articipants have been inspired by the scissors as an object, their colour, and the process of cutting. The various works will be on show in the Designmuseo in the capital city as part of the Helsinki Design Week 2017.

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Dutch Design Week

Eindhoven / NL
– 29.10.2017
ddw.nl 

The Dutch Design Week is taking place in Eindhoven again from 21 to 29 October 2017. The programme includes exhibitions, presentations, award ceremonies, networking events, discussions, and parties. The organisers are putting great emphasis on the future of design and giving the event an experimental and innovative focus. The various  projects and works cover the entire discipline, ranging from graphic and product design to service and food design to fashion, design management, and education. A broad field of themes will also be embraced, including bio design, digital, future concepts, health, living, material, social design, and sustainable design.

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Do Things– Stop Making Sense, It’s as Good as It Gets.

Bnkr, Munich / DE
– 29.10.2017
bnkr.space/ 

The exhibition “Do Things” by Something Fantastic are a subjective and seemingly orderless system of displaying objects and photographs. This individual way of archiving will be on show in the Bnkr until 29 October 2017 – an experimental form of presentation that captures impressions and puts together ideas.

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Anfachen Award

DE
– 31.10.2017
anfachenaward.de 

Now in its second year, the poster competition Anfachen Award tackles the subject of “Tolerance” this year. With its declared aim of “igniting creativity”, the award aims to raise awareness of sensitive issues while allowing designers, photographers, and artists alike to address the chosen theme though creative means. Entries for the 2017 award can either express, celebrate, give form to or show understanding of tolerance, with the best 25 to be selected as winners. The submission deadline for entries is 31 October 2017. Once the winning posters have been announced, they will then go on display in various cities in Germany and around the world.

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Ludwigswelten

DE
– 01.11.2017
raum-welten.com/ludwigswelten 

[Ludwigsworlds. Competition for Scenography in Public Spaces] This year sees the initial launch of the competition “Ludwigswelten. Wettbewerb für Szenografie im öffentlichen Raum” organised by the Raumwelten event in co-operation with the city of Ludwigsburg. The prize worth 60,000 euros seeks new, creative, and interactive university projects dealing with the long-term and feasible use of public space in the Weststadt area of Ludwigsburg. In terms of content, submissions can include buildings, modifications, media or digital installations as well as permanent performative solutions. The winning project is planned to be implemented by mid-2018. As part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of the city of Ludwigsburg, there will be another (one-off) architecture competition – Raumpioniere [Space Pioneers] – looking at visionary living concepts in very limited spaces.

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Facetunes

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld / DE
– 05.11.2017
bielefelder-kunstverein.de 

In its exhibition “Facetunes”, the Biederfelder Kunstverein presents a collection of contemporary artworks that explore the changing status of the face in the light of current social and technological developments. On show are works by contemporary artists who depict faces using very different media or use them as part of their work. On display are videos, photographs, images and installations by Paolo Cirio, Albrecht Fuchs, Kate Cooper and Britta Thie.

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Oh couleurs!

Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design Bordeaux, Bordeaux / FR
– 05.11.2017
madd-bordeaux.fr 

The exhibition, “Oh couleurs! Design through the Lens of Colour”, which is running until 5 November 2017 in the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design Bordeaux, is dedicated to the often overlooked examination of the subject of colour by design historians. Aspects such as shape, manufacture, material, and new technologies have always been of interest; for the first time, this current exhibition is investigating the question of how colour can influence the appearance of objects and our interaction with them. In addition to the colour of Tupperware, for example, the exhibits also include works by the designer Verner Panton and by the lesser-known decorator Paule Marrot for Renault.

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Foam Talent. 20 International Young Artists

Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam / NL
– 12.11.2017
foam.org 

Als eine international tätige Organisation für Fotografie, schreibt Foam jährlich einen Wettbewerb für junge Fotografen aus aller Welt aus. Den Arbeiten der 20 Gewinner wird vom 1. September bis zum 12. November eine eigene Ausstellung gewidmet. Alle Künstler sind unter 35 Jahre alt und zeichnen sich durch einen ungewöhnlichen Zugang zur Fotografie und ihrer Umwelt aus. Viele Künstler reflektieren die Entwicklungen ihrer Gesellschaft und drücken mit den Fotografien ihre sozio-politische Besorgnis aus.

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Ineke Hans. Was ist Loos?

Kunsthalle Wien, Wien / AT
– 12.11.2017
kunsthallewien.at 

[Ineke Hans. What Is Happening?] Dutch designer Ineke Hans has become particularly well-known for her hybrid design objects. She engages with the various changes in the relationship of work and leisure, digitisation and urbanisation and how they affect our everyday lives through design. The exhibition “Ineke Hans. Was ist Loos?” offers an overview of the various works by the designer and looks into issues concerning the future of design. On the one hand, the exhibition refers to Adolf Loos and looks at Vienna as a centre of production; and on the other, it illustrates new paths in manufacture and distribution. In her works, Hans always also reacts to societal needs and includes social aspects in what she produces.

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Sibylle – Die Fotografen

Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim / DE
– 26.11.2017
opelvillen.de 

[Sibylle – The Photographers] For the first time, an exhibition is looking at the significance of Sibylle, a magazine for fashion and culture, on the development of photography and “artistic imagery in Eastern Germany”. The exhibition, “Sibylle – Die Fotografen”, presents the different photographers, who worked on the magazine and puts them into an historical and cultural context. This women’s magazine was issued six times a year from 1956; the founder and namesake was Sibylle Gerstner. In addition to fashion photographers such as Arno Fischer, Roger Melis, Günter Rössler, and Ute Mahler, the publication also contained very different editorial articles, but did not include the typical advice columns beloved by other women’s magazines. However, production ceased in 1995 for financial reasons.

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The Materiality of the Invisible

Van Eyck, Bureau Europa, Marres, Maastricht / NL
– 26.11.2017
janvaneyck.nl bureau-europa.nl marres.org 

The observation that contemporary art has parallels with archaeology came out of the NEARCH (New Scenarios for a Community-involved Archaeology) project now being held at Van Eyck and Bureau Europe from 30 August to 29 October 2017, and from 30 August to 26 November at the Marres in Maastricht. Contemporary artists inevitably scrutinise and put aspects of our social and political reality to the test. Art can serve as a tool for uncovering what is concealed and through its work penetrate to other times. Like archaeologists, artists can make the invisible visible. The NEARCH project deals with the role of architecture in a fundamentally changing corporate context. In this process, the project reveals and highlights social aspects of archaeology while examining its potential in its crossovers with art.

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Design On Display

Autostadt, Wolfsburg / DE
– 01.12.2017
designondisplay.de 

‘On Display 05’ in the Autostadt Wolfsburg is about the interplay between design and democracy. The exhibition shows that design is related not only to objects and products, but also to the structures and processes of systems and societies. Participative architecture and the ‘blockchain’ principle are presented here simultaneously and brought into dialogue, with the help of various projects: Planbude, for example, has created an extensive urban development project on the basis of a protest movement in Hamburg. On the other hand, the blockchain principle is a digital system in which data is shared and stored in a decentralized way, connected together by a so-called ‘information chain’. This is illustrated by five projects, among them E-Estonia, a mode of electronic citizenship developed for Estonia. In tandem with the exhibition, a free magazine will be published in which these themes are verbally and visually elaborated. This magazine is available for free in the form Shop.

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Van Abbe and De Stijl

Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven / NL
– 31.12.2017
vanabbemuseum.nl 

The “Van Abbe and De Stijl” series of events is launched with an exhibition bearing the same name and is part of the “Mondrian to Dutch Design” year, held to mark the centenary hon- ouring the Dutch artist collective, De Stijl. At the heart of the exhibition is a model of the Cinédancing in the Aubette building by Theo van Doesburg that represents the seamless link between painting and space. In addition, there are also contemporary exhibits on show that have been selected by stu- dents of the design curating and writing master’s course at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The context for the various objects’ creation is ex- plained through drawings, notes, letters, and photographs thus communicating the foundational ideas of the time.

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The North. Finnish Design and Lapland

Designmuseum, Helsinki / FI
– 31.12.2017
designmuseum.fi 

The exhibition “The North - Finnish Design and Lapland” investigates the relationship of Finnish design to Sámi culture from the north of the country. The exhibition itself shows only a few everyday objects from Sámi culture but focuses on the relationship of various artists and designers with their cultural origins.

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Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York / US
– 06.01.2018
fitnyc.edu/museum 

The exhibition “Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme” is the first haute couture exhibition that deals with clothing for particularly hostile environments on earth – but also far away from it. Amongst the exhibits are over 70 outfits and accessories, both from the museum’s own collection and from other leading museums and private collections. The exhibition design is intended together with the exhibited objects to draw attention to the beauty of the extreme wilderness (on land, on sea, and in space), and all the dangers that the human explorers of these areas have to face. Thames and Hudson are publishing a book about the exhibition with the same title.

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Perception Is Reality

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 07.01.2018
fkv.de 

The group exhibition “Perception Is Reality. On the Construction of Reality and Virtual Worlds” on show at the Frankfurter Kunstverein invites artists to examine the “conditions of human perception in relation to the constructed work”. The participants include Thomas Demand, Alicja Kwade, and Marnix de Nijs, amongst others, who will express their position on the emotional impact of artificial imagery using a selection of analogue and digital artworks and virtual reality applications from art and science. The artists have their own exhibition space at their disposal, so that not only new spaces of thought are created, but visitors also have access to new, previously undisclosed developments.

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Alexander Kluge. Pluriversum

Museum Folkwang, Essen / DE
– 07.01.2018
museum-folkwang.de 

In holding the exhibition, “Alexander Kluge. Pluriverse”, the Museum Folkwang is looking at the works of this filmmaker, author, and artist for the first time. Kluge was born in Halberstadt in 1932, began teaching in 1963 at the HfG Ulm, amongst others, and is known as being one of the most important representatives of New German Cinema, whose theory and practice he has shaped and on which he has had a longterm influence. In the first instance, the exhibition focuses on the filmic montages that he has put together from words and images. These are found in various media – such as texts, cinema and television films, reportages, and video collages – and in various different forms and combinations, and are concerned with the great themes of modernism: the universe, evolution, love, war – which is also referring to the title “Pluriverse”.

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Christian Dior, couturier du rêve

Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris / FR
– 07.01.2018
lesartsdecoratifs.fr 

The Musée des Arts décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Dior fashion house with its exhibition “Christian Dior, couturier du rêve”. The exhibition does not only feature the work of Christian Dior himself but also that of his successors, including Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. The exhibits include 300 haute couture dresses designed between 1947 and the present day. In addition, paintings, fashion photographs, and hundreds of documents, for example drawings, illustrations, letters, and advertising materials are also on show. Displayed chronologically with fashion accessories including hats, jewellery, bags, and perfume bottles they combine to give a comprehensive picture.

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The Other Architect

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam / NL
– 07.01.2018
theotherarchitect.hetnieuweinstituut.nl 

The exhibition “The Other Architect” currently on show in the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, curated by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, presents a selection of projects by designers and architects, who understand their role beyond the classic definition of their discipline – and who see architecture as energetic, critical, and radical. As part of the exhibition there are 22 different case studies that show the potential that architecture can have in identifying and solving urgent, contemporary issues. The various projects reveal often multidisciplinary and international teams who have developed new methods and move beyond the realms of traditional design practice.

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Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

Architekturmuseum der TU München, Munich / DE
– 07.01.2018
architekturmuseum.de/ 

The exhibition “Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism” to be held at the Architekturmuseum of the Technical University of Munich will be looking at the question of how long-term or permanent urban planning should be. The Oktoberfest in Munich and the Burning Man festival in Nevada are just two examples for temporary structures accommodating small to medium-sized numbers of people in the short term. Refugee accommodations are also ephemeral structures that have the goal of fulfilling a specific functional task. Based on the research results gathered by Rahul Mehrotra of the Harvard University in Cambridge, and Felipe Vera of the Centro de Ecología Paisaje y Urbanismo of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago de Chile, the exhibition looks at a current phenomenon, especially by virtue of the refugee subject matter.

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Best of DAM Architectural Book Award

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 14.01.2018
dam-online.de 

The Architectural Book Award offered by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt/Main has been in existence since 2009. Now in its ninth year, it will be staging a little show of the prizewinners to date and the shortlisted books. And the fact that the overview shows how countries such as Turkey and Mexico are increasingly being taken into consideration demonstrates a gratifying development. Long may it continue.

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Alvar Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium

Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen / DK
– 21.01.2018
designmuseum.dk 

The Paimio Sanatorium in southwestern Finland was built in 1933 by the designer and architect Alvar Aalto for tuberculosis patients. In the 1960s, it became a hospital and finally, in 2014, it was converted into a private rehabilitation centre for children. The Designmuseum Danmark is dedicating a pop-up exhibition entitled “Alvar Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium” celebrating the architect’s work and highlighting his handling of shapes, colours, and functions. For its time in the interwar period, Aalto’s design was radical, and integrated aspects such as light, air, and cleanliness, which were essential in the fight against the deadly disease. He was one of the first to demonstrate how architecture can contribute in supporting health.

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Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 21.01.2018
mkg-hamburg.de 

“Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!” looks at previously used materials, which in many cases are viewed as waste, and which in the users’ eyes have lost all their value, and how these materials can be reused. The exhibition is dedicated to materials that can be found everywhere and are often even the only “raw materials” available for manufacturing new products. Not only the materials themselves are seen as being inferior, the same is true for the associated processing techniques. Against this background, the exhibition presents more than 75 projects, which give both a European and an international perspective on the subject, and aim to change attitudes in experiencing and dealing with materials.

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Beazley Designs of the Year

The Design Museum, London / GB
– 28.01.2018
designmuseum.org 

For the tenth time in its history, the Design Museum in London will be again presenting a selection of last year’s innovative designs in the “Beazley Designs of the Year” exhibition in 2017. The exhibition comprises 60 international projects in the areas of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product, and transport. The public has the opportunity to vote for their favourites until January 2018. A panel of renowned academics, critics, and designers will choose the winners from this selection. Themes such as activism and protest are particularly prominent in the projects this year, with references to President Trump and the Brexit referendum, for instance.

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Onomatopee in Autumn

Onomatopee, Eindhoven / NL
– 30.01.2018
onomatopee.net 

Onomatopee is an artist-run space in Eindhoven, which identifies as a space and partner for everyone who engages with the design of our environment. By being neither a classical gallery, nor a commercial publisher, it gives the team the freedom to redefine both. Over the next few months they will hold different exhibitions and activities such as “The Parts and the Sum” by Studio Mieke Meijer and “Sense & Sensibility” by Mandy Roos.

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Silent Book Contest 2018

DE
– 31.01.2018
silentbookcontest.com 

The Silent Book Contest is dedicated exclusively to picture books without any words: the stories submitted must captivate their viewers solely through visual narration. The competition is endowed with a prize of 4,500 euros and the winning project will also be published by Carthusia Edizioni. Submissions can be made by one or several authors; competitors may submit up to three projects each. The registration fee for participating costs 50 euros per project and it is only possible to register online. The submission deadline is 31 January 2018.

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Erik Mortensen – Haute Couture

Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen / DK
– 31.01.2018
designmuseum.dk 

Erik Mortensen (1926–1998), the Danish fashion designer, moved to Copenhagen at just 16 years old, where he was apprenticed to Holger Blom, one of the most famous fashion designers of the time. At the age of 22, Mortensen then made his way to Paris to work for the fashion house Pierre Balmain. After being appointed Balmain’s first assistant in 1951, he became head designer in 1982 on the death of his mentor. The Designmuseum Danmark is now dedicating a special exhibition to the designer entitled “Eric Mortensen – Haute Couture”. In addition to 70 of his creations from his most successful creative period from 1982 to 1995, the exhibition also displays a selection of the designer’s drawings and designs.

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Revolution in Rotgelbblau

Marta Herford Museum für Kunst, Architektur, Design, Herford / DE
– 04.02.2018
marta-herford.de 

A large number of the objects in the Rietveld collection of the Centraal Museum Utrecht represent the historical core of the exhibition “Revolution in Red-Yellow-Blue. Gerrit Rietveld and Contemporary Art”. To mark the anniversary of De Stijl in the Netherlands, the Marta Herford Museum is also showing a number of contributions by various architects and designers, who still take advantage of abstraction, the use of basic colours, and a clear geometric order. All this could be found already a century ago in the designs by Gerrit Rietveld, architect and designer, who was one of the most influential members of the De Stijl collective at the time.

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IIDA Student Design Competition

DE
– 05.02.2018
iida.org 

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Design Competition honours innovative and functional design solutions that have a positive effect on the environment and humanity. The design task for the current edition of the competition is to design a marketing and sales office for OFS Brands’ head office. The company is a family-owned enterprise for socially responsible solutions for furniture and logistics in the office, education and healthcare sector as well as the home office. The competition is endowed for the first prize with 2,500 US dollars and 1.500 respectively 750 US dollars for the second and third prize. At least half the furniture in the submitted designs should be from OFS Brands, as the head office is not only a work space, but also the company’s showroom. The fee for taking part is 25 US dollars for members of the International Interior Design Association and 70 dollars for everyone else. The submission deadline is 5 February 2018.

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Finders Keepers. The Life of Things

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam / NL
– 11.02.2018
finderskeepers.hetnieuweinstituut.nl 

Products define our everyday lives: we design them, manufacture them, buy them, use them, forget them or sell them again. Then there are the people who collect objects, from knives to carpet beaters to roof tiles and pens to staircases. The exhibition is curated by the makers of the MacGuffin magazine who want to bring visitors in closer contact with the world of collectors and collecting. To achieve this, they have assembled numerous objects from different collections. The aim is not only to show the diversity of the collected objects, but also to reveal the underlying strategies that are applied.

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Play Parade.

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein / DE
– 11.02.2018
design-museum.de 

On 9 September, the Vitra Design Museum is launching its first exhibition specially designed for children. At the centre is the artistic exploration undertaken by Ray and Charles Eames with play as a creative activity. Ray and Charles saw toys on an equal footing with everyday objects, so they should not be designed with less care than furniture or other products used every day. The exhibition is therefore not aimed primarily at children but at visitors of all ages.

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Kunst x Kuba. Zeitgenössische Positionen seit 1989

Ludwig Forum, Aachen / DE
– 18.02.2018
ludwigforum.de 

Art can mirror a culture and also convey a sense of time and place. The exhibition “Kunst x Kuba” (Art x Cuba) at the Ludwig Forum, showcases some 150 Cuban works of art, making it the largest exhibition of Cuban art in Germany to date. The artworks give visitors a sense of the Cuban way of life in the last 30 years.

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100 beste Plakate 16

MAK, Vienna / AT
– 25.02.2018
mak.at 

[100 Best Posters 16] The MAK in Vienna is once again showcasing the winners of the “100 beste Plakate” competition from 18 October 2017 to 25 February 2018. This year’s jury included Alain Le Quernec from Quimper in France, Eva Dranaz from Vienna, Markus Dreßen from Leipzig, Stefan Guzy from Berlin, and Martin Woodtli from Zurich. They have selected the 100 posters and poster series from a total of 2,116 submissions by 632 entrants. Of the winners, 52 come from Switzerland, 46 from Germany, and two from Austria. Benjamin Buchegger of Atelier Beton and Studio Ortner Schinko are responsible for the designs from Austria. A catalogue by the same name has been published by the Kettler Verlag to accompany the exhibition.

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Being There

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk / DK
– 25.02.2018
louisiana.dk 

Who are we? What are we becoming? Twelve young artists pose these questions in the “Being There” exhibition in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. New technologies and an increasing growth in digitalisation do not only create new challenges, but also offer new opportunities to answer existential questions. The exhibited young artists, including Lizzie Fitch, Ryan Trecartin, and Cécile B. Evans, attempt to provide answers in their works in the form of video material, sculptures, and installations, and use various approaches to do so. Their works range from prophetic to humorous to subtle and disturbing.

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An Eames Celebration

Vitra Design Museum, Schaudepot, Weil/Rhine / DE
– 25.02.2018
design-museum.de 

To mark the 110th anniversary of Charles Eames’ birth (1907–1978), the Vitra Design Museum is presenting a series of exhibitions and events under the title of “An Eames Celebration”, offering an unprecedented, detailed look at the legacy of this couple of designers and architects. Charles and Ray Eames (1912–1988) number amongst the most important designers of the past century and even today continue to inspire generations of designers with their furniture, books, exhibitions, and installations. The exhibition “Charles and Ray Eames. The Power of Design” forms the core of this series of events and exhibitions and, in the form of a retrospective, shows the versatile work of the couple using loans from around the world.

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Frau Architekt

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 08.03.2018
dam-online.de 

The exhibition “Frau Architekt. Over 100 Years of Women in Architecture” which is on show at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum until 8 March 2018, focuses on women being admitted to study architecture at technical universities. Architecture is still a man’s world today, but it has at least been experiencing a change at universities for some years now. It is becoming more common to find even more women than men amongst the students. However, it will be several years before this trend reaches the entire field, especially in terms of leading positions in industry and academia. The exhibition looks at this phenomenon and traces historical developments in addition to current ones.

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New Fabrics – New Stuff.

Textilmuseum, St. Gallen / DE
– 02.04.2018
textilmuseum.ch 

The textile museum in St. Gallen will be holding an exhibition on the use and possibilities of technical textiles until 2 April 2018. The vision of this exhibition is to raise awareness about these textiles among a broad public, to explain them and to explore their possible applications.

The supporting programme includes a range of talks and lectures, each with a different focus. Experts will present the history of functional textiles and future-oriented innovations as well as discussing influences on fashion and aesthetic change. Workshops on the development of participants’ own product ideas and a creative debate are also scheduled. A special feature is the guided tours behind the scenes of Empa, the interdisciplinary research institute of the Department of Materials Science and Technology Development at the ETH Zurich, where you can get an insight into current research.

 

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Design Studio

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich / DE
– 15.07.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

In opening the Design Studio, the Museum of Design is launching an extraordinary place for conveying basic questions of design, where the processes of the discipline take centre stage. Quick sketches can convey the idea entirely without a word being spoken, and models help to test out certain parameters. The Design Studio explains the decisions that have to be made within a design process using sample design projects.

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d.confestival

Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam / DE
– 16.09.2018
dconfestival.hpi.de  

The concept of Design Thinking is based on the assumption that problems can be solved more effectively if professionals from different disciplines meet one another in an inspiring space and work together to find a solution. The Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) wants to offer this space. To mark the HPI School of Design Thinking’s tenth anniversary, up to 800 guests have been invited to participate in an intensive programme of presentations, workshops, exhibitions, activities and special events. The themes of the presentations cover a broad spectrum ranging from the new potential offered by digitalisation to future mobility to business models and neurobiological processes. At the forefont, there is the potential for open and creative communication. 

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Sparkling. Damask and Glass from Classic to Art Deco

Textiel Museum, Tilburg / NL
22.10.2017 – 29.10.2017
textielmuseum.nl 

Bright damask tablecloths and sparkling glassware seem to simply belong together – particularly when needing to create a festive atmosphere. This exhibition currently on show, “Sparkling. Damask and Glass from Classic to Art Deco”, illuminates the interaction between these two materials and products in the Netherlands – from the classic decorations of the 19th century and the art nouveau movement around 1900 to art deco in the 1930s, from artistic designs to industrial collaborations to boisterous and geometric shapes. The exhibits include glassware by Karel de Bazel, wine glasses by Willem Jacob Rozendaal, and damask by Chris Lebeau.

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Common Places

Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana / SVN
22.10.2017 – 29.10.2017
mao.si 

The Common Places exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design features works spread across the Nove Fužine district in which the museum is based. The collaboration between the architectural office Plan Común and the landscape architect Tiago Torres-Campos has resulted in five brick structures with accompanying short stories by the Slovenian author Goran Vojnović. The medium of an interactive exhibition dispersed throughout the city was specifically chosen in order to strengthen the connection between local residents and the museum, and to allow visitors to immerse themselves in the district. 

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Food Revolution 5.0

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe , Hamburg / DE
22.10.2017 – 29.10.2017
food.mkg-hamburg.de 

In the exhibition "food revolution 5.0", the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg focuses on the challenges facing the global growth society regarding food supply in the future. In five narrative threads, the exhibits explore in detail the factors that might make us adopt a different approach to food as well as presenting creative solutions.

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25th Biennale of Design

Ljubljana / SI
22.10.2017 – 29.10.2017
bio.si 

The Biennale of Design in Ljubljana will be opening an international discussion and exhibition platform for new ideas in design practice for the 25th time, with this year’s slogan  "Faraway, so close". Here, design is viewed not just in its traditional sense, but as something that is interwoven with scientific research, humanist questions, unusual production methods and systematic approaches. The versatility of the project results in the mediation and collaborative development of resilient structures that can meet both local needs and global challenges. This year, the focus is on a social development that is visible all over Europe, but especially in Slovenia. Despite persistent urbanisation, people who grew up and were socialised in urban contexts are increasingly attracted by the countryside. This also changes rural contexts, which become increasingly influenced by urban ways of thinking and new technologies. 

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Christoph Niemann. That’s How!

Cartoonmuseum, Basel / CH
22.10.2017 – 29.10.2017
cartoonmuseum.ch 

The Cartoonmuseum in Basel is holding a solo exhibition of the works of Christoph Niemann for the first time in Switzerland. The illustrator, artist and author from Berlin is considered to be one of the most influential illustrators of today. The exhibition shows the versatility of his works, which include commissions for magazines such as the New Yorker, Time, Wired and the New York Times Magazine, as well as uncommissioned works and travel illustrations, self-published on online blogs. The focus is always on the search for the essence of an idea and the transformation of a complex context into a metaphorical picture. 

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Euromold

Expopark, Munich / DE
24.10.2017 – 26.10.2017
euromold.com 

The Euromold takes place this yearonce again in Bavaria under the slogan “Creating, and producing faster and more efficiently – from the idea to the final product” and with a larger exhibition area right next to Munich airport it is keen on increasing its international interest. From 24 to 26 October 2017, the Euromold will be presenting itself again as the worldleading trade fair for the products of tomorrow and will primarily offer visitors insights into the latest developments in the area of additive manufacturing methods. With the fair’s focus on the various processing stages in product development, it will cover the areas of design, engineering, tooling and mouldmaking, production, and 3D printing.

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Anfachen Award

24.10.2017 – 31.10.2017
anfachenaward.de 

Now in its second year, the poster competition Anfachen Award tackles the subject of “Tolerance” this year. With its declared aim of “igniting creativity”, the award aims to raise awareness of sensitive issues while allowing designers, photographers, and artists alike to address the chosen theme though creative means. Entries for the 2017 award can either express, celebrate, give form to or show understanding of tolerance, with the best 25 to be selected as winners. The submission deadline for entries is 31 October 2017. Once the winning posters have been announced, they will then go on display in various cities in Germany and around the world.

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Senses & Sensibility: Design Beyond Borders

Jesuits’ College of Funchal, Madeira / PT
24.10.2017 – 27.10.2017
senses2017.unidcom-iade.pt 

The biennial conference Senses and Sensibility: Design Beyond Borders will take place this year on the island of Madeira. The conference will be looking at peripheral areas, where the term “borders” can be understood both geographically and theoretically. The (changing) role of the designer will be considered, but also how knowledge can be preserved and conveyed in order to improve general wealth throughout the world. The speakers include amongst others Guy Julier, professor of design culture at the University of Brighton, Thomas Pausz, who designs scenarios for alternative material cultures as well as the designer, Teresa Franqueira, who teaches amongst others at the University of Aveiro.

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Thomas Bayrle

MAK, Vienna / AT
25.10.2017 – 02.04.2018
mak.at 

In its exhibition “Thomas Bayrle. If It’s Too Long – Make It Longer”, the MAK in Vienna is for the first time dedicating a solo show to this illustrator, painter, and sculptor. At its centre is the installation developed especially for the exhibition “iPhone Meets Japan”, made up of innumerable mobile phones. As part of the exhibition, Bayrle illuminates the MAK’s collection using selected objects and linking several rooms in the museum together in this way. Bayrle was born in Berlin in 1937 and studied commercial art and graphic reproduction. Throughout his career he worked with metaphors of dyeing, weaving, and programming. He draws the inspiration for his works – graphics, photographs, collages, and objects – from everyday situations and political contexts.

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DLD Berlin

Bolle Festsäle, Berlin / DE
26.10.2017 – 27.10.2017
dld-conference.com 

The Digital, Life, Design (DLD) conference began as a small meeting of friends in 2005. In the meantime, it has grown into an international and interdisciplinary platform, with the lofty aim of changing the world through creativity, innovative business models, research results, and personal engagement. The format is available over the year in various cities around the world – from Munich to New York to Tel Aviv. For the first time, there will also be an edition in Berlin this year, which will take the title “Data and Disruption – The Next Next for Creative Class”.

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Simeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay Shoes

Tate Britain, London / UK
29.10.2017 – 05.11.2017
tate.org.uk 

Simeon Barclay, the multimedia artist based in Leeds, is always searching for answers to the question of how we can identify and position ourselves within our culture and tradition. In his works, he combines personal experiences with selected images, which he takes from advertising, fashion magazines, and the music industry. Above all, he is interested in the cultural significance of these images and the way in which they can be used both for the purpose of temptation and for provocation in order to create a portrait of the British society and pop culture.

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An Event Apart San Francisco

The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco / US
30.10.2017 – 01.11.2017
aneventapart.com 

The An Event Apart conference taking place in San Francisco from 30 October to 1 November 2017 will offer its participants three days packed with content on design and code. The event focuses essentially on the areas of digitality and user experience. The speakers include the web designer and developer Chris Coyier, the leading producer for The Web Ahead podcast, Jen Simmons, the service designer Derek Featherstone, the user experience designer Krystal Higgins, and the interaction designer Josh Clark. The standard price for attending the conference is 1,145 US dollars, which includes all meals during the event.

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November

Ludwigswelten

DE
– 01.11.2017
raum-welten.com/ludwigswelten 

[Ludwigsworlds. Competition for Scenography in Public Spaces] This year sees the initial launch of the competition “Ludwigswelten. Wettbewerb für Szenografie im öffentlichen Raum” organised by the Raumwelten event in co-operation with the city of Ludwigsburg. The prize worth 60,000 euros seeks new, creative, and interactive university projects dealing with the long-term and feasible use of public space in the Weststadt area of Ludwigsburg. In terms of content, submissions can include buildings, modifications, media or digital installations as well as permanent performative solutions. The winning project is planned to be implemented by mid-2018. As part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of the city of Ludwigsburg, there will be another (one-off) architecture competition – Raumpioniere [Space Pioneers] – looking at visionary living concepts in very limited spaces.

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Oh couleurs!

Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design Bordeaux, Bordeaux / FR
– 05.11.2017
madd-bordeaux.fr 

The exhibition, “Oh couleurs! Design through the Lens of Colour”, which is running until 5 November 2017 in the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design Bordeaux, is dedicated to the often overlooked examination of the subject of colour by design historians. Aspects such as shape, manufacture, material, and new technologies have always been of interest; for the first time, this current exhibition is investigating the question of how colour can influence the appearance of objects and our interaction with them. In addition to the colour of Tupperware, for example, the exhibits also include works by the designer Verner Panton and by the lesser-known decorator Paule Marrot for Renault.

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Facetunes

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld / DE
– 05.11.2017
bielefelder-kunstverein.de 

In its exhibition “Facetunes”, the Biederfelder Kunstverein presents a collection of contemporary artworks that explore the changing status of the face in the light of current social and technological developments. On show are works by contemporary artists who depict faces using very different media or use them as part of their work. On display are videos, photographs, images and installations by Paolo Cirio, Albrecht Fuchs, Kate Cooper and Britta Thie.

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Ineke Hans. Was ist Loos?

Kunsthalle Wien, Wien / AT
– 12.11.2017
kunsthallewien.at 

[Ineke Hans. What Is Happening?] Dutch designer Ineke Hans has become particularly well-known for her hybrid design objects. She engages with the various changes in the relationship of work and leisure, digitisation and urbanisation and how they affect our everyday lives through design. The exhibition “Ineke Hans. Was ist Loos?” offers an overview of the various works by the designer and looks into issues concerning the future of design. On the one hand, the exhibition refers to Adolf Loos and looks at Vienna as a centre of production; and on the other, it illustrates new paths in manufacture and distribution. In her works, Hans always also reacts to societal needs and includes social aspects in what she produces.

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Foam Talent. 20 International Young Artists

Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam / NL
– 12.11.2017
foam.org 

Als eine international tätige Organisation für Fotografie, schreibt Foam jährlich einen Wettbewerb für junge Fotografen aus aller Welt aus. Den Arbeiten der 20 Gewinner wird vom 1. September bis zum 12. November eine eigene Ausstellung gewidmet. Alle Künstler sind unter 35 Jahre alt und zeichnen sich durch einen ungewöhnlichen Zugang zur Fotografie und ihrer Umwelt aus. Viele Künstler reflektieren die Entwicklungen ihrer Gesellschaft und drücken mit den Fotografien ihre sozio-politische Besorgnis aus.

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The Materiality of the Invisible

Van Eyck, Bureau Europa, Marres, Maastricht / NL
– 26.11.2017
janvaneyck.nl bureau-europa.nl marres.org 

The observation that contemporary art has parallels with archaeology came out of the NEARCH (New Scenarios for a Community-involved Archaeology) project now being held at Van Eyck and Bureau Europe from 30 August to 29 October 2017, and from 30 August to 26 November at the Marres in Maastricht. Contemporary artists inevitably scrutinise and put aspects of our social and political reality to the test. Art can serve as a tool for uncovering what is concealed and through its work penetrate to other times. Like archaeologists, artists can make the invisible visible. The NEARCH project deals with the role of architecture in a fundamentally changing corporate context. In this process, the project reveals and highlights social aspects of archaeology while examining its potential in its crossovers with art.

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Sibylle – Die Fotografen

Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim / DE
– 26.11.2017
opelvillen.de 

[Sibylle – The Photographers] For the first time, an exhibition is looking at the significance of Sibylle, a magazine for fashion and culture, on the development of photography and “artistic imagery in Eastern Germany”. The exhibition, “Sibylle – Die Fotografen”, presents the different photographers, who worked on the magazine and puts them into an historical and cultural context. This women’s magazine was issued six times a year from 1956; the founder and namesake was Sibylle Gerstner. In addition to fashion photographers such as Arno Fischer, Roger Melis, Günter Rössler, and Ute Mahler, the publication also contained very different editorial articles, but did not include the typical advice columns beloved by other women’s magazines. However, production ceased in 1995 for financial reasons.

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Design On Display

Autostadt, Wolfsburg / DE
– 01.12.2017
designondisplay.de 

‘On Display 05’ in the Autostadt Wolfsburg is about the interplay between design and democracy. The exhibition shows that design is related not only to objects and products, but also to the structures and processes of systems and societies. Participative architecture and the ‘blockchain’ principle are presented here simultaneously and brought into dialogue, with the help of various projects: Planbude, for example, has created an extensive urban development project on the basis of a protest movement in Hamburg. On the other hand, the blockchain principle is a digital system in which data is shared and stored in a decentralized way, connected together by a so-called ‘information chain’. This is illustrated by five projects, among them E-Estonia, a mode of electronic citizenship developed for Estonia. In tandem with the exhibition, a free magazine will be published in which these themes are verbally and visually elaborated. This magazine is available for free in the form Shop.

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The North. Finnish Design and Lapland

Designmuseum, Helsinki / FI
– 31.12.2017
designmuseum.fi 

The exhibition “The North - Finnish Design and Lapland” investigates the relationship of Finnish design to Sámi culture from the north of the country. The exhibition itself shows only a few everyday objects from Sámi culture but focuses on the relationship of various artists and designers with their cultural origins.

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Van Abbe and De Stijl

Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven / NL
– 31.12.2017
vanabbemuseum.nl 

The “Van Abbe and De Stijl” series of events is launched with an exhibition bearing the same name and is part of the “Mondrian to Dutch Design” year, held to mark the centenary hon- ouring the Dutch artist collective, De Stijl. At the heart of the exhibition is a model of the Cinédancing in the Aubette building by Theo van Doesburg that represents the seamless link between painting and space. In addition, there are also contemporary exhibits on show that have been selected by stu- dents of the design curating and writing master’s course at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The context for the various objects’ creation is ex- plained through drawings, notes, letters, and photographs thus communicating the foundational ideas of the time.

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Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York / US
– 06.01.2018
fitnyc.edu/museum 

The exhibition “Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme” is the first haute couture exhibition that deals with clothing for particularly hostile environments on earth – but also far away from it. Amongst the exhibits are over 70 outfits and accessories, both from the museum’s own collection and from other leading museums and private collections. The exhibition design is intended together with the exhibited objects to draw attention to the beauty of the extreme wilderness (on land, on sea, and in space), and all the dangers that the human explorers of these areas have to face. Thames and Hudson are publishing a book about the exhibition with the same title.

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Perception Is Reality

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 07.01.2018
fkv.de 

The group exhibition “Perception Is Reality. On the Construction of Reality and Virtual Worlds” on show at the Frankfurter Kunstverein invites artists to examine the “conditions of human perception in relation to the constructed work”. The participants include Thomas Demand, Alicja Kwade, and Marnix de Nijs, amongst others, who will express their position on the emotional impact of artificial imagery using a selection of analogue and digital artworks and virtual reality applications from art and science. The artists have their own exhibition space at their disposal, so that not only new spaces of thought are created, but visitors also have access to new, previously undisclosed developments.

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Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

Architekturmuseum der TU München, Munich / DE
– 07.01.2018
architekturmuseum.de/ 

The exhibition “Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism” to be held at the Architekturmuseum of the Technical University of Munich will be looking at the question of how long-term or permanent urban planning should be. The Oktoberfest in Munich and the Burning Man festival in Nevada are just two examples for temporary structures accommodating small to medium-sized numbers of people in the short term. Refugee accommodations are also ephemeral structures that have the goal of fulfilling a specific functional task. Based on the research results gathered by Rahul Mehrotra of the Harvard University in Cambridge, and Felipe Vera of the Centro de Ecología Paisaje y Urbanismo of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago de Chile, the exhibition looks at a current phenomenon, especially by virtue of the refugee subject matter.

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Alexander Kluge. Pluriversum

Museum Folkwang, Essen / DE
– 07.01.2018
museum-folkwang.de 

In holding the exhibition, “Alexander Kluge. Pluriverse”, the Museum Folkwang is looking at the works of this filmmaker, author, and artist for the first time. Kluge was born in Halberstadt in 1932, began teaching in 1963 at the HfG Ulm, amongst others, and is known as being one of the most important representatives of New German Cinema, whose theory and practice he has shaped and on which he has had a longterm influence. In the first instance, the exhibition focuses on the filmic montages that he has put together from words and images. These are found in various media – such as texts, cinema and television films, reportages, and video collages – and in various different forms and combinations, and are concerned with the great themes of modernism: the universe, evolution, love, war – which is also referring to the title “Pluriverse”.

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Christian Dior, couturier du rêve

Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris / FR
– 07.01.2018
lesartsdecoratifs.fr 

The Musée des Arts décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Dior fashion house with its exhibition “Christian Dior, couturier du rêve”. The exhibition does not only feature the work of Christian Dior himself but also that of his successors, including Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. The exhibits include 300 haute couture dresses designed between 1947 and the present day. In addition, paintings, fashion photographs, and hundreds of documents, for example drawings, illustrations, letters, and advertising materials are also on show. Displayed chronologically with fashion accessories including hats, jewellery, bags, and perfume bottles they combine to give a comprehensive picture.

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The Other Architect

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam / NL
– 07.01.2018
theotherarchitect.hetnieuweinstituut.nl 

The exhibition “The Other Architect” currently on show in the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, curated by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, presents a selection of projects by designers and architects, who understand their role beyond the classic definition of their discipline – and who see architecture as energetic, critical, and radical. As part of the exhibition there are 22 different case studies that show the potential that architecture can have in identifying and solving urgent, contemporary issues. The various projects reveal often multidisciplinary and international teams who have developed new methods and move beyond the realms of traditional design practice.

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Best of DAM Architectural Book Award

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 14.01.2018
dam-online.de 

The Architectural Book Award offered by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt/Main has been in existence since 2009. Now in its ninth year, it will be staging a little show of the prizewinners to date and the shortlisted books. And the fact that the overview shows how countries such as Turkey and Mexico are increasingly being taken into consideration demonstrates a gratifying development. Long may it continue.

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Alvar Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium

Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen / DK
– 21.01.2018
designmuseum.dk 

The Paimio Sanatorium in southwestern Finland was built in 1933 by the designer and architect Alvar Aalto for tuberculosis patients. In the 1960s, it became a hospital and finally, in 2014, it was converted into a private rehabilitation centre for children. The Designmuseum Danmark is dedicating a pop-up exhibition entitled “Alvar Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium” celebrating the architect’s work and highlighting his handling of shapes, colours, and functions. For its time in the interwar period, Aalto’s design was radical, and integrated aspects such as light, air, and cleanliness, which were essential in the fight against the deadly disease. He was one of the first to demonstrate how architecture can contribute in supporting health.

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Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 21.01.2018
mkg-hamburg.de 

“Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!” looks at previously used materials, which in many cases are viewed as waste, and which in the users’ eyes have lost all their value, and how these materials can be reused. The exhibition is dedicated to materials that can be found everywhere and are often even the only “raw materials” available for manufacturing new products. Not only the materials themselves are seen as being inferior, the same is true for the associated processing techniques. Against this background, the exhibition presents more than 75 projects, which give both a European and an international perspective on the subject, and aim to change attitudes in experiencing and dealing with materials.

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Beazley Designs of the Year

The Design Museum, London / GB
– 28.01.2018
designmuseum.org 

For the tenth time in its history, the Design Museum in London will be again presenting a selection of last year’s innovative designs in the “Beazley Designs of the Year” exhibition in 2017. The exhibition comprises 60 international projects in the areas of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product, and transport. The public has the opportunity to vote for their favourites until January 2018. A panel of renowned academics, critics, and designers will choose the winners from this selection. Themes such as activism and protest are particularly prominent in the projects this year, with references to President Trump and the Brexit referendum, for instance.

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Onomatopee in Autumn

Onomatopee, Eindhoven / NL
– 30.01.2018
onomatopee.net 

Onomatopee is an artist-run space in Eindhoven, which identifies as a space and partner for everyone who engages with the design of our environment. By being neither a classical gallery, nor a commercial publisher, it gives the team the freedom to redefine both. Over the next few months they will hold different exhibitions and activities such as “The Parts and the Sum” by Studio Mieke Meijer and “Sense & Sensibility” by Mandy Roos.

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Silent Book Contest 2018

DE
– 31.01.2018
silentbookcontest.com 

The Silent Book Contest is dedicated exclusively to picture books without any words: the stories submitted must captivate their viewers solely through visual narration. The competition is endowed with a prize of 4,500 euros and the winning project will also be published by Carthusia Edizioni. Submissions can be made by one or several authors; competitors may submit up to three projects each. The registration fee for participating costs 50 euros per project and it is only possible to register online. The submission deadline is 31 January 2018.

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Erik Mortensen – Haute Couture

Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen / DK
– 31.01.2018
designmuseum.dk 

Erik Mortensen (1926–1998), the Danish fashion designer, moved to Copenhagen at just 16 years old, where he was apprenticed to Holger Blom, one of the most famous fashion designers of the time. At the age of 22, Mortensen then made his way to Paris to work for the fashion house Pierre Balmain. After being appointed Balmain’s first assistant in 1951, he became head designer in 1982 on the death of his mentor. The Designmuseum Danmark is now dedicating a special exhibition to the designer entitled “Eric Mortensen – Haute Couture”. In addition to 70 of his creations from his most successful creative period from 1982 to 1995, the exhibition also displays a selection of the designer’s drawings and designs.

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Revolution in Rotgelbblau

Marta Herford Museum für Kunst, Architektur, Design, Herford / DE
– 04.02.2018
marta-herford.de 

A large number of the objects in the Rietveld collection of the Centraal Museum Utrecht represent the historical core of the exhibition “Revolution in Red-Yellow-Blue. Gerrit Rietveld and Contemporary Art”. To mark the anniversary of De Stijl in the Netherlands, the Marta Herford Museum is also showing a number of contributions by various architects and designers, who still take advantage of abstraction, the use of basic colours, and a clear geometric order. All this could be found already a century ago in the designs by Gerrit Rietveld, architect and designer, who was one of the most influential members of the De Stijl collective at the time.

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IIDA Student Design Competition

DE
– 05.02.2018
iida.org 

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Design Competition honours innovative and functional design solutions that have a positive effect on the environment and humanity. The design task for the current edition of the competition is to design a marketing and sales office for OFS Brands’ head office. The company is a family-owned enterprise for socially responsible solutions for furniture and logistics in the office, education and healthcare sector as well as the home office. The competition is endowed for the first prize with 2,500 US dollars and 1.500 respectively 750 US dollars for the second and third prize. At least half the furniture in the submitted designs should be from OFS Brands, as the head office is not only a work space, but also the company’s showroom. The fee for taking part is 25 US dollars for members of the International Interior Design Association and 70 dollars for everyone else. The submission deadline is 5 February 2018.

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Finders Keepers. The Life of Things

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam / NL
– 11.02.2018
finderskeepers.hetnieuweinstituut.nl 

Products define our everyday lives: we design them, manufacture them, buy them, use them, forget them or sell them again. Then there are the people who collect objects, from knives to carpet beaters to roof tiles and pens to staircases. The exhibition is curated by the makers of the MacGuffin magazine who want to bring visitors in closer contact with the world of collectors and collecting. To achieve this, they have assembled numerous objects from different collections. The aim is not only to show the diversity of the collected objects, but also to reveal the underlying strategies that are applied.

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Play Parade.

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein / DE
– 11.02.2018
design-museum.de 

On 9 September, the Vitra Design Museum is launching its first exhibition specially designed for children. At the centre is the artistic exploration undertaken by Ray and Charles Eames with play as a creative activity. Ray and Charles saw toys on an equal footing with everyday objects, so they should not be designed with less care than furniture or other products used every day. The exhibition is therefore not aimed primarily at children but at visitors of all ages.

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Kunst x Kuba. Zeitgenössische Positionen seit 1989

Ludwig Forum, Aachen / DE
– 18.02.2018
ludwigforum.de 

Art can mirror a culture and also convey a sense of time and place. The exhibition “Kunst x Kuba” (Art x Cuba) at the Ludwig Forum, showcases some 150 Cuban works of art, making it the largest exhibition of Cuban art in Germany to date. The artworks give visitors a sense of the Cuban way of life in the last 30 years.

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Being There

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk / DK
– 25.02.2018
louisiana.dk 

Who are we? What are we becoming? Twelve young artists pose these questions in the “Being There” exhibition in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. New technologies and an increasing growth in digitalisation do not only create new challenges, but also offer new opportunities to answer existential questions. The exhibited young artists, including Lizzie Fitch, Ryan Trecartin, and Cécile B. Evans, attempt to provide answers in their works in the form of video material, sculptures, and installations, and use various approaches to do so. Their works range from prophetic to humorous to subtle and disturbing.

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An Eames Celebration

Vitra Design Museum, Schaudepot, Weil/Rhine / DE
– 25.02.2018
design-museum.de 

To mark the 110th anniversary of Charles Eames’ birth (1907–1978), the Vitra Design Museum is presenting a series of exhibitions and events under the title of “An Eames Celebration”, offering an unprecedented, detailed look at the legacy of this couple of designers and architects. Charles and Ray Eames (1912–1988) number amongst the most important designers of the past century and even today continue to inspire generations of designers with their furniture, books, exhibitions, and installations. The exhibition “Charles and Ray Eames. The Power of Design” forms the core of this series of events and exhibitions and, in the form of a retrospective, shows the versatile work of the couple using loans from around the world.

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100 beste Plakate 16

MAK, Vienna / AT
– 25.02.2018
mak.at 

[100 Best Posters 16] The MAK in Vienna is once again showcasing the winners of the “100 beste Plakate” competition from 18 October 2017 to 25 February 2018. This year’s jury included Alain Le Quernec from Quimper in France, Eva Dranaz from Vienna, Markus Dreßen from Leipzig, Stefan Guzy from Berlin, and Martin Woodtli from Zurich. They have selected the 100 posters and poster series from a total of 2,116 submissions by 632 entrants. Of the winners, 52 come from Switzerland, 46 from Germany, and two from Austria. Benjamin Buchegger of Atelier Beton and Studio Ortner Schinko are responsible for the designs from Austria. A catalogue by the same name has been published by the Kettler Verlag to accompany the exhibition.

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Frau Architekt

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 08.03.2018
dam-online.de 

The exhibition “Frau Architekt. Over 100 Years of Women in Architecture” which is on show at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum until 8 March 2018, focuses on women being admitted to study architecture at technical universities. Architecture is still a man’s world today, but it has at least been experiencing a change at universities for some years now. It is becoming more common to find even more women than men amongst the students. However, it will be several years before this trend reaches the entire field, especially in terms of leading positions in industry and academia. The exhibition looks at this phenomenon and traces historical developments in addition to current ones.

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New Fabrics – New Stuff.

Textilmuseum, St. Gallen / DE
– 02.04.2018
textilmuseum.ch 

The textile museum in St. Gallen will be holding an exhibition on the use and possibilities of technical textiles until 2 April 2018. The vision of this exhibition is to raise awareness about these textiles among a broad public, to explain them and to explore their possible applications.

The supporting programme includes a range of talks and lectures, each with a different focus. Experts will present the history of functional textiles and future-oriented innovations as well as discussing influences on fashion and aesthetic change. Workshops on the development of participants’ own product ideas and a creative debate are also scheduled. A special feature is the guided tours behind the scenes of Empa, the interdisciplinary research institute of the Department of Materials Science and Technology Development at the ETH Zurich, where you can get an insight into current research.

 

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Design Studio

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich / DE
– 15.07.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

In opening the Design Studio, the Museum of Design is launching an extraordinary place for conveying basic questions of design, where the processes of the discipline take centre stage. Quick sketches can convey the idea entirely without a word being spoken, and models help to test out certain parameters. The Design Studio explains the decisions that have to be made within a design process using sample design projects.

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d.confestival

Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam / DE
– 16.09.2018
dconfestival.hpi.de  

The concept of Design Thinking is based on the assumption that problems can be solved more effectively if professionals from different disciplines meet one another in an inspiring space and work together to find a solution. The Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) wants to offer this space. To mark the HPI School of Design Thinking’s tenth anniversary, up to 800 guests have been invited to participate in an intensive programme of presentations, workshops, exhibitions, activities and special events. The themes of the presentations cover a broad spectrum ranging from the new potential offered by digitalisation to future mobility to business models and neurobiological processes. At the forefont, there is the potential for open and creative communication. 

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Thomas Bayrle

MAK, Vienna / AT
25.10.2017 – 02.04.2018
mak.at 

In its exhibition “Thomas Bayrle. If It’s Too Long – Make It Longer”, the MAK in Vienna is for the first time dedicating a solo show to this illustrator, painter, and sculptor. At its centre is the installation developed especially for the exhibition “iPhone Meets Japan”, made up of innumerable mobile phones. As part of the exhibition, Bayrle illuminates the MAK’s collection using selected objects and linking several rooms in the museum together in this way. Bayrle was born in Berlin in 1937 and studied commercial art and graphic reproduction. Throughout his career he worked with metaphors of dyeing, weaving, and programming. He draws the inspiration for his works – graphics, photographs, collages, and objects – from everyday situations and political contexts.

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Simeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay Shoes

Tate Britain, London / UK
29.10.2017 – 05.11.2017
tate.org.uk 

Simeon Barclay, the multimedia artist based in Leeds, is always searching for answers to the question of how we can identify and position ourselves within our culture and tradition. In his works, he combines personal experiences with selected images, which he takes from advertising, fashion magazines, and the music industry. Above all, he is interested in the cultural significance of these images and the way in which they can be used both for the purpose of temptation and for provocation in order to create a portrait of the British society and pop culture.

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An Event Apart San Francisco

The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco / US
30.10.2017 – 01.11.2017
aneventapart.com 

The An Event Apart conference taking place in San Francisco from 30 October to 1 November 2017 will offer its participants three days packed with content on design and code. The event focuses essentially on the areas of digitality and user experience. The speakers include the web designer and developer Chris Coyier, the leading producer for The Web Ahead podcast, Jen Simmons, the service designer Derek Featherstone, the user experience designer Krystal Higgins, and the interaction designer Josh Clark. The standard price for attending the conference is 1,145 US dollars, which includes all meals during the event.

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Jil Sander

Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main / DE
04.11.2017 – 06.05.2018
museumangewandtekunst.de 

Jil Sander, whose real name is Heidemarie Jiline Sander, is one of the most influential fashion designers of her generation. The Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/Main is now staging the first solo show in a museum dedicated to her under the title of “Jil Sander”. Spacious multimedia installations reflect her influence on aesthetics, material, and form – not only in fashion, but also in product design, architecture, and landscape architecture. In addition to a high level of quality, Sanders’ work is particularly notable for its modernity, which for her means highlighting people’s personalities and helping individuals to find their own strengths.

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Design Thinkers Toronto

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto / CA
07.11.2017 – 08.11.2017
designthinkers.com 

The Canadian Association of Registered Graphic Designers has been organising the annual Design Thinkers conference already for the past 18 years. The event is primarily dedicated to gathering various perspectives on design for researching and examining different design and creative processes. This year’s edition of the conference takes place in the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on 7 and 8 November 2017. Amongst the speakers are the artist Kelli Anderson, the art director and illustrator Nicholas Blechman, Maria Doreuli and Katerina Kochkina from the designer collective Contrast Foundry, and the designer, illustrator, and art director, Timothy Goodman.

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Lima Design Week

Lima / PE
07.11.2017 – 19.11.2017
limadesignweek.pe 

This year sees the fifth edition of the Lima Design Week which once again invites professionals and visitors from around the world to the city from 7 to 19 November 2017. The aim is to bring Peruvian design to the attention of an international audience through so-called design routes, conferences, workshops, and exhibitions. In doing so, disciplines such as industrial, interior, product, and fashion design will be covered. There are more than 250 activities on the programme. An integral part of the format now for three years, the key event is once again the exhibition “Design 360 Degrees” in the Ccori Wasi Cultural Center. This year’s guest countries are Spain and Costa Rica.

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Deutscher Recycling Designpreis 2017

Einsendeschluss/deadline:
08.11.2017 – 15.11.2017
recyclingdesignpreis.org 

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.

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Stadt. Land. Schluss.

Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf, Marktoberdorf / DE
08.11.2017 – 10.11.2017
stadt-land-schluss.eu 

[City. Country. End] Can you design a good life? Even in the countryside? These are the questions examined by the symposium Stadt. Land. Schluss in its second edition. The idea for the event is based on the awareness that much is already being done to accomplish a better life in urban settings, whereas support has been abandoned in rural areas to date. The organisers will be putting particular emphasis on the aspect of transdisciplinarity: this is where architects, designers, and mayors will meet and discuss how a good life can be created and what each of these parties can contribute. Tickets cost 290 euros for professionals and 180 euros for students for the three-day conference.

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Product Lifetimes and the Environment

TU Delft, Delft / NL
08.11.2017 – 10.11.2017
plateconference.org 

Product Lifetimes and the Environment is an international conference dealing with the lifecycle of products in the context of sustainability. This is the second edition of the conference, which will take place from 8 to 10 November 2017. Following its debut in England, this year it will be held atthe faculty for industrial design engineering in Delft. Amongst the speakers are Kirsi Niinimaki on the subject of lifecycles in fashion, Deepali Sinha Khetriwal on the longevity of products from an Indian perspective, and Ruud Balkenende on the concept of “circular product design”. The standard price for attending the conference is 620 euros.

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Tÿpo St. Gallen

Schule für Gestaltung, St. Gallen / CH
10.11.2017 – 12.11.2017
typo-stgallen.ch 

Tÿpo St. Gallen is a three-day typography symposium at the Schule für Gestaltung in St. Gallen, the local school of design. The theme of the 2017 event is “Resonance”, which has various definitions: in a physical sense, it can mean the resonance of a body, or as an educational term be an expression or reaction that can be produced by something and refer to it. Feedback and discussions are necessary and essential for a designer’s work when ideas are to be turned into projects, and designs into reality. There is a limit of 300 tickets for the symposium available, which can be purchased as from now. The entry price is 398 Swiss francs for professionals and 199 Swiss francs for students.

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Beyond the New

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich / DE
10.11.2017 – 16.09.2018
dnstdm.de 

For their exhibition “Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg. Beyond the New”, the eponymous subjects of the show have developed a site-specific installation for the Paternoster hall in the Pinakothek der Moderne. In so doing, they are continuing the format introduced two years ago. The product designer and the design theorist collaborated on the manifesto “Beyond the New. A Search for Ideals in Design” already in 2015, which is directed against an industry that promotes the new solely for reasons of commercial success. In this current installation, too, they propound their belief that the potential of new production capabilities are often only developed when industry sets free and opens up to experimental challenges.

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Stories. Dutch Design Damask

Textielmuseum, Tilburg / DE
11.11.2017 – 04.11.2018
textielmuseum.nl 

Damask is a textile that allows the creation of figurative patterns using warp and weft yarn. In the past, particularly high quality and shiny materials were used due to the laborious manufacturing process; since the 20th century, cotton has been used primarily for making bed and table linens. Against this background, the exhibition, “Stories. Dutch Design Damask” running at the Textielmuseum from 11 November 2017 to 4 November 2018, displays different work in which telling stories is an important part of design – in terms of insects creeping across the table, clouds hovering threateningly over the plates or serviettes that count calories.

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Corps-concept

Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon-les-Bains / CH
12.11.2017 – 19.11.2017
ailleurs.ch 

The “Corps-concept” exhibition in the Maison d’Ailleurs looks at the contemporary image of our body and how this is manifested in various ideological movements, including transhumanism. Taking the question of how we behave towards our body in today’s postmodern society, the curators attempt to provide new insights into current utopias. The exhibits include various – some, to date, unpublished – photographs, toy figures, posters, film clips, record covers, etchings, and magazines. Thus, the exhibition endeavours to initiate a dialogue between the various art works and questions the concept of constantly optimising and perfecting our own bodies.

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Neue Räume 17

ABB Eventhalle 550, Zurich / CH
15.11.2017 – 19.11.2017
neueraeume.ch 

The Neue Räume format is one of the biggest design platforms in Switzerland. Once again this year, held in the old ABB-Industriehallen in Zurich, the event offers architects, planners, interior designers, students, and consumers insights into the latest developments and ideas in the design industry. In addition to working closely together with various prestigious Swiss furniture manufacturers, the event makes its mark with special exhibitions such as “Swiss Design”, “Kulinarik” [Culinary Matters] and “Objects of Desire”. Also running from 15 to 19 November 2017 in selected businesses in the city centre is a supporting programme entitled “Neue Räume in the City”.

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Ferrari: Under the Skin

The Design Museum, London / DE
15.11.2017 – 15.04.2018
designmuseum.org 

This year, Ferrari marks the 70th anniversary of its existence, which began with the launch of its first eponymous car in 1947. The “Ferrari: Under the Skin” exhibition with unique cars and unpublished documents gives visitors an insight into the otherwise rather reserved world of car design. The exhibits include both early designs and rare models as well as personal documents from Enzo Ferrari’s archive. In addition to the objects on show, there are various displays of the developments in manufacturing and engineering and in the company’s racing tradition, which is not only known for its innovative streak, but is also associated with a certain glamour.

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From Belgium with Light

Centre d’innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu, Grand-Hornu / BE
19.11.2017 – 25.02.2018
cid-grand-hornu.be 

The exhibition “From Belgium with Light. Belgians (Almost) Invented Light …”, that will be on show from 19 November 2017 to 25 February 2018 at Centre d’Innovation et de Design au Grand-Hornu, is dedicated to the skills of Belgian designers in the lighting industry. The expansion of companies such as Schréder in the 1980s or the founding of brands like Modular, Kréon, Wever and Ducré or Delta Light and Dark opened up new opportunities to Belgian designers in this field. The following decades have helped the Belgian industry to achieve international success, as the current exhibition shows with the help of technically efficient, innovative, and emotional lighting concepts and products.

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Raumwelten

Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart / DE
22.11.2017 – 25.11.2017
raum-welten.com 

Raumwelten defines itself as a platform for scenography, architecture, and media and also acts as a flagship event for communication in space. Over the course of the four-day event, architects, communications consultants, and media creatives will meet trade fair constructors; museum directors will meet scenographers; and agencies will meet decision-makers from the business world. The programme comprises presentations, case studies, and workshops by German and international speakers. The Lichtwolken pavilion will serve as a place to network and linger for a while. Taking the slogan “Ordnung! Transformation räumlich gestalten und inszenieren” [Order! Designing and Staging Transformation in Space] the event will illuminate the worlds of work, knowledge, and leisure in the age of digitisation, and in this context, highlight new structures and ordering principles for communicating in space.

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Salone del Mobile. Milano Shanghai

Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai / CN
23.11.2017 – 25.11.2017
salonemilano.it 

With a history stretching back over 55 years, the Salone del Mobile has established itself as an internationally recognised platform for the latest trends in the furniture and interior design industry in Italy. For the first time ever, 56 Italian furniture brands exhibited their products in China in 2016. This year, there are already over 100 brands, which will be presenting their latest designs in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 23 to 25 November 2017. Again, the fair offers the opportunity to Chinese architects, interior designers, importers, dealers, producers, and professionals from the design industry to experience high-quality Italian design.

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Us by Night

Parkloods, Antwerpen / BE
23.11.2017 – 25.11.2017
usbynight.be 

The Design Conference “Us by Night” will be held from 23 to 25 November 2017 in Antwerp. For three evenings and nights, designers and artists from all over the world can meet to learn, discover and play. In November, the nights get longer as the days get shorter. The “Us by Night” conference invites well-known designers from several countries to talk about their work. However, the first lecture won’t start in the morning, as you might expect, but in the early evening. If you are still motivated to stay after the last lecture at 11 p.m. you’ll enjoy seeing large-scale lighting installations and a night market, offering entertainment and art as well as good food and tattoos. Invited speakers include Aaron Duffy, Foam Studio, James Veitch and Hansje van Halem.

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Je t’aime, Ronit Elkabetz

Design Museum Holon, Holon / IL
27.11.2017 – 30.04.2018
dmh.org.il 

Ronit Elkabetz (1964–2016) was an Israeli actress, director, and scriptwriter. Her works are on show for the first time in the exhibition “Je t’aime, Ronit Elkabetz” in the Design Museum Holon. The aim is to show the role clothing can play in creating realities as well as characters and visual worlds, which then become part of the general cultural consciousness themselves. The exhibition shows visitors a colourful mix of film, art, social activism, and innovative fashion. Elkabetz’s works play with themes such as geography, immigration, gender distribution, identity, and feminism, and are now being presented to the public in an exhibition for the first time.

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