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.
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– 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
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Opening hours: Wed – Fri 10am-6pm, Sat – Sun, public holiday: 11am-6pm
And thanks to DRZ – Demontage und Recycling Zentrum