Tools for the Design Revolution

Tools for the Design Revolution

Deutsche Version / German Version

An exhibition by the IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna in cooperation with designaustria.
Pilot projects by
danklhampel, breadedEscalope, and Spirit Design.

Exhibition duration:
September 29 – November 4, 2012
Friday 28 September 2012, 5.30 pm,
for the Vienna Design Week.
At the designforum Vienna, quartier 21/MQ

The exhibition by the IDRV — Institute of Design Research Vienna, shows design at a turning point. Design plays a key role in the remoulding of society to be capable of dealing with the future, as well as in the formulation of sustainable lifestyles based on global solidarity: tools for the design revolution are sustainable design strategies that can make a socially, environmentally and ethically sustainable future reality. Learning from each other, experimental strategies and concepts in connection with scientifically based methods are in the foreground.

Three of the pilot projects conceived specially for the exhibition outline future working scenarios for designers and a paradigmatic shift in the way the discipline of design is regarded. Experimentation, emancipation from traditional notions of products or design is gaining in significance. Mobility, food and housing, as areas of life, provide the scenarios for new, complex forms of environmental design. They connect with the visitors’ everyday reality, and invite them to engage critically with the subject of sustainablity and their own consumer culture.

Download the exhibition brochure.


Restlessen (leftover cooking), initiated by DANKLHAMPEL: Sunday 7 October 2012, starting 11 am. Bring what you have in your fridge. We’ll be cooking together in the exhibition in the kitchen project “mobile hospitality” from chmara.rosinke.
– Tour on the history of Sustainable Design
: Friday 12 October 2012, 5 pm, by Marco Kellhammer
– Curatorial tour: Friday 19 October 2012, 5 pm, with Harald Gründl
Circle 00004 (r=4). Revolution. What now?: Wednesday 31 October 2012, 6pm
– Advance Notice: Circle 00005 (r=y): Wednesday 12 December 2012, 6pm

The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of workshops and educational events for schools and those interested. Programme in German: SCHULPROGRAMM.

Exhibition venue: designforum Vienna
quartier 21/MQ
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Opening hours: Wed – Fri 10am-6pm, Sat – Sun, public holiday: 11am-6pm

The exhibtion project is generously supported by: ZIT, Lebensministerium; the accompanying programme is supported by: bm:ukk, KulturKontakt Austria

And thanks to DRZ  – Demontage und Recycling Zentrum

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