Category Archives: exhibition

How much of this is fiction

A new exhibition at HeK (Basel) explores the radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics. Yesterday (May 22), a thrilling group show opened at HeK, focusing on critical artistic practices, which … Continue reading

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Things to Come. Science – Fiction – Film (Exhibition Review)

        How will the future look like? How will we work, communicate, travel, – live? How will new technological devices be integrated into our daily lives? Which impact will upcoming designs have on us? Those are questions … Continue reading

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Bodylandscapingtime

How do artists „read“ a semi public research space? How can artists convey that which they find in the gap between knowledge and experience in medical research? Starting point for these explorations was a network of research, science and higher … Continue reading

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Der rote Faden – Gedanken Spinnen Muster Bilden (Book Review, german)

Wer beim Versuch, im World Wide “Web” neue Gedanken zu “verknüpfen” schon einmal den “Faden verloren” hat, weiß: Textiles Denken prägt unsere Kommunikationswelt, unseren Sprachgebrauch und unsere Weltsicht. Wir denken und handeln in Texturen, was sich im gleichen Zuge auch … Continue reading

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Das Echo der Utopien – Tanz und Politik

Kunst ist immer politisch! Nur der Tanz nicht? Zu Unrecht steht der Tanz in dem Ruf, eine unpolitische Kunst zu sein, der reinen Form, oft sogar dem puren Vergnügen verpflichtet, ohne politischen Inhalt, ohne politische Aussagekraft. Mit der Ausstellung “Das … Continue reading

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Living Objects

Und noch eine Ausstellung im Designtransfer Berlin: [German:] Mit den Ergebnissen des UdK Workshops von Gosia Lehmann und Valerian Blos wird in spekulativen Szenarien und durch die Gestaltung von weiterführenden Anwendungen für synthetisch erschaffene Organismen eine kritische Debatte angeregt: Wo liegt die … Continue reading

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HACKING UTOPIA – Designkonzepte für soziale Transformation

Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes #OpenCare zeigt der Designtransfer Berlin Arbeiten interdisziplinärer Teams aus den UdK Studiengängen Produktdesign und Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftskommunikation: Neue Strategien und Lösungen für die Zukunftsfähigkeit unseres Sozial- und Gesundheitssytems in unserer demographisch sich wandelnden Gesellschaft. Das experimentelle Projektformat definiert … Continue reading

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CAMÉRA(AUTO)CONTRÔLE

Here we are in the era of “happy-selfexploitation” observed by philosopher Byung- Chul Han, who suggests that cognitive capitalism has brought about a paradigm shift. He replaces Michel Foucault’s bio-politics with the concept of psycho-politics, in which we, the “users”, … Continue reading

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Surveillance, Perception and Deception.

[Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, “Pulse Index”, 2010. Photo: Kate Russel] Cameras, tracking systems and biometric techniques have now transformed the public space into a metered matrix where every activity can be registered, stored and analyzed. The mexican-canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer makes use … Continue reading

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GOOD SPACE – politische, ästhetische und urbane Räume

Noch bis zum 21. August ist in der Villa Merkel der Stadt Esslingen die Ausstellung GOOD SPACE zu sehen, in der verschiedene Aspekte des öffentlichen Raumes beleuchtet werden. Zukunftsgestaltung unter der Prämisse eines gelingenden gesellschaftlichen Lebens: Das beinhaltet heute nicht nur die … Continue reading

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DEMO:POLIS – Das Recht auf Öffentlichen Raum

Am Sonntag, den 29.5.2016 endet die Ausstellung DEMO:POLIS – Das Recht auf öffentlichen Raum an der Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Mit Plänen und Modellen, Entwürfen und Konzepten, Fotografien und Filmen, veranschaulicht die Ausstellung, wie Architekten, Stadtplaner, Künstler, Studierende und Bürger den Öffentlichen … Continue reading

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No Body – Some Body – Any Body: Gestaltete Gender-Identitäten (Konferenz)

Auf der Konferenz vom 22. – 23. Oktober, die in Kooperation zwischen dem international Gender Design Network / iGDN und der Fakultät Medien, Information und Design der Hochschule Hannover veranstaltet wird, diskutieren Designpraktizierende und Designforschende über Gender und Design im Kontext Körper und Objekt mit Bezug zu … Continue reading

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RETHINK! Gender, Design and Media

Tomorrow (Friday, April 24) designtransfer presents the exhibition BLUE + PINK >>> RETHINK! of the international Gender Design Network (iGDN), as well as projects from the seminar “Gender Troublers” by students of the Berlin University of the Arts: Friday, 24 … Continue reading

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Zwischen System und Chaos im MAKK

Das Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln startet mit der Ausstellung “SYSTEM DESIGN – Über 100 Jahre Chaos im Alltag” ins neue Jahr. Vom metrischen System zum Lego-Baustein, über die DIN-Norm für Papierformate, U-Bahn-Plänen und Regalen bis zu Smartphone Konfigurationen und … Continue reading

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Protest, Widerstand und Arbeitskämpfe von 1848 bis 1990

Seit Beginn der Industrialisierung prägen Kämpfe um Produktion, Reproduktion und Teilhabe den Alltag von Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern. Von den Protesten gegen Hunger der 1910er Jahre, über das Engagement für bezahlbaren Wohnraum Anfang der 1930er Jahre, bis hin zu den Streiks … Continue reading

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Elske Rosenfeld – A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures

Elske Rosenfelds Ausstellungsprojekt “A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures”  bearbeitet filmisch und performativ Sequenzen historischer Ereignisse – 1989, 1968 und 2011/12. Ausgehend von ihrem eigenen Erleben der Ereignisse von 1989 in der DDR untersucht sie in ihren Video- und Performancearbeiten den … Continue reading

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“Exemplary” Finissage (MAK, Vienna)

It’s been a pleasure to be part of the “Exemplary” exhibition at #MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna). Last chance to visit it at the Finissage today! [Click to enlarge!]

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Die Linke und der Krieg (Ausstellungsfinissage)

  Der Erste Weltkrieg bildet eine Zäsur in der Geschichte der Arbeiter/innenbewegung: Die SPD-Fraktion im Reichstag stimmte 1914 den Kriegskrediten zu, 1917 spaltete sich die USPD als pazifistischer Flügel ab, bald entstand daraus die KPD. Bis heute streiten Linke über … Continue reading

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As if…

… it was a dream, with a rational trajectory. We don’t need to dream of electric sheep. We can already speculate with precision! The Bremen based IMMIGRATION OFFICE comes up with an exhibition of contemporary cultural and technological narratives constructed by a set … Continue reading

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New Narratives – Design im digitalen Zeitalter

Die Digitalisierung hat nahezu jeden Bereich des Lebens erfasst. Wir mailen, kaufen online, chatten, liken und informieren uns im Netz. Auch Design und Gestaltung sind von diesen Veränderungen nicht ausgenommen. Neue Technologien bringen neue gestalterische Herausforderungen mit sich. Die Ausstellung … Continue reading

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Ordnungspolitik und Möglichkeitsräume

Die global zunehmende Reglementieurng von Leben im öffentlichen Raum – etwa durch Raumbeschneidung, Verbotspolitik oder gesellschaftliche Exklusionstendenzen – ist Gegenstand der Ausstellung “Offene Stadt” im Grazmuseum in Kooperation mit der Akademie Graz und dem Institut für Kulturanthropologie der KFU Graz. Die Ausstellung, die als … Continue reading

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wild, connected, printed & additional THINGS

The relationships between people and things, objects and other objects have in recent years been discussed by science and arts in highly diverse and controversial ways. The links between things and people as well as other things are the focus … Continue reading

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Art Blind at Sommerblut

“Sommerblut“, the cologne-based festival of multi polar culture sees itself as inclusive culture Festival, which combines different social, political and social positions and identities. We found a short video from last year’s vernissage of the “Art Blind” Exhibition, which took place … Continue reading

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Design Research Lab in Berlin NeuKölln

[Nacht und Nebel Installation: “Liebe Sonnenallee, “] As part of the Nacht und Nebel festival in Neukölln, the Community Infrastructuring Team of the Design Research Lab will present the next level of their hybrid letter box. Opinions will be collected and … Continue reading

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Theometrica

Our dear friends and colleagues Oscar Palou and Alexander Müller-Rakow – both experts in the field of generative sound synthesis – came up with this adorable sound interface. By fixing specific pins into a spinning disk, “Theometrica” can control sound … Continue reading

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Exhibition in Berlin

We are part of this one…

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Exhibition in Edinburgh/UK

On friday, 21st of June, an interesting exhibition starts in Edinburgh/UK. It also includes 3 works, developed in the DESIGN IN(G) SOCIETY Project,that was supervised by Tom Bieling in Cairo and Berlin last semester. 21.06.2013 | Opening 6.30 pm | Short Art … Continue reading

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Current DESIGN RESEARCH LAB projects by our colleagues Katharina Bredies, Tom Bieling and Alexander Müller-Rakow will be shown in Munich from 21. – 24.2.2013. Click fyers to enlarge! [Look Twice | Exhibition & Symposium, Munich February 2013]

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TRANSNATURAL (Amsterdam, march/april 2011)

[transnatural; exhibition/symposium, amsterdam 2011; campaign: Lucy McRae] Technology was the means by which mankind seperated itself from nature, and escaped its limitations. In the 21st century we move beyond the animosity between nature and technology. In a lot of areas we … Continue reading

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Book Review (german): Fritz Kahn – Man Machine

[BuchCover: Fritz Kahn – Man Machine;  Springer Wien New York, 2009] Halb Wesen und halb über Ding Tom Bieling Was haben eine Fabrik und ein Penis gemeinsam? Worin liegt die Parallele der menschlichen Verdauung zur Eisenbahntechnologie? Synchron zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung … Continue reading

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What is beautiful?

‘What is beautiful?’, obviously one the guiding questions in terms of “norm” vs. “difference”, is also the title of the latest special exhibition at HYGIENEMUSEUM (Dresden). Our visit is planned for june. So here is a little film clip to … Continue reading

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Experience research live at 4010

Next Week (April 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.) we will present some insights from our research process of the project speechless. Entrance is free; refreshments will be provided We are looking forward to seeing you there! Presentation “Speechless – Researching … Continue reading

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Man Machine – Fritz Kahn’s Körperbilder der Moderne

Tonight starts the exhibion on Frith Kahn, entitled “Fritz Kahn – Maschine Mensch”, at the Berlin Museum of Medical History of the Charité (university hospital), presenting more than 100 illustrations of this incredible visionary. We are looking forward to see and report … Continue reading

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THISABILITY vs. DISABILITY

What a pity, that we missed last year’s electronic art exhibion thisAbility vs. Disability – Looking at Disability through Creative Senses in Seoul. The exhibition presented ten interactive electronic art installations examining themes of human capability through creative transition of … Continue reading

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Finissage StreetLab (15 September)

[For English see below!] StreetLab Finisage – Eine Ausstellung des Zukunftslabors für mobile Kommunikation Zum allerletzten mal öffnen wir die Pforten unseres StreetLabs für eine große Abschluss Ausstellung. Dort wird es viel zu sehen und zu erleben geben und wir … Continue reading

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Dialog in the Dark

After Dortmund on Tuesday (Dialog im Stillen), we went to the “Dialog im Dunkeln” (Dialog in the Dark) exhibition in Hamburg today. Interesting experience and fruitfull discussions – we’ll post some of our impressions here pretty soon.

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Dialog in Silence

Yesterday we went to Dortmund, to visit the DASA exhibition “Dialog im Stillen” (Dialog in Silence). We will report from that soon! [exhibition flyer; DASA; dialog-im-stillen]

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StreetLab – free summer workshops for young kids on communication and design

StreetLab, a summer project of the Design Research Lab,  offers free workshops for and with youg kids and teeanagers from 10th to 28th of august in Neukölln (Berlin). The workshops will contain creative examinations around the topic fields communication, perception, (social) … Continue reading

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Hearwear – Design concepts for hearing aids.

We unfortunately missed this exhibition of RNID, UK’s charity for deaf people and design magazine Blueprint  at Victoria & Albert Museum. Some of the futuristic hearing aids, that were shown at the exhibition called Hearwear, are still shown here.  The concept products on … Continue reading

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Deafness in Disguise

Deafness in Disguise presents images, illustrations, advertising pamphlets, trade catalogs, patents, rare books and other material pertaining to mechanical and electrical hearing devices from the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular focus in this exhibit are hearing devices that were … Continue reading

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Tactile Photography

We somehow still like this project of James Patten, that he presented with in collaboration with Mariliana Arvelo as part of a project about the deafblind community in Boston in 2005.  Patten and Arvelo created tactile photographic prints, produced through a CNC … Continue reading

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