Next Nature: Bone Pickers, 2014. Bone Pickers, made of cultured meat around an ersatz bone scaffold.
  • Exhibition

Subversive design

  • Applied Arts
  • Digital-Art
Image: Next Nature: Bone Pickers, 2014. Bone Pickers, made of cultured meat around an ersatz bone scaffold.

Subversive design is critical design and does not offer direct solutions, but first asks questions. Critical design scrutinizes the status quo of the classical design system and wants to break it up creatively. It strives for a change, a design revolution. The group exhibition deals with urgent issues of our time such as climate protection, digitalization, nationalism, discrimination and gathers contemporary designers who offer alternative designs. The exhibition runs from 13 August 2021 to 9 January 2022, and we are looking for about a dozen critical, humorous designers who want to help us transform the NRW-Forum into a “Kaufhaus der Kritik”— department store of criticism—  the entire exhibition will be auctioned off in the end.

 

Subversive design is critical design and does not offer direct solutions, but first asks questions. Critical design scrutinizes the status quo of the classical design system and wants to break it up creatively. It strives for a change, a design revolution. The group exhibition deals with urgent issues of our time such as climate protection, digitalization, nationalism, discrimination and gathers contemporary designers who offer alternative designs. The exhibition runs from 13 August 2021 to 9 January 2022, and we are looking for about a dozen critical, humorous designers who want to help us transform the NRW-Forum into a “Kaufhaus der Kritik”— department store of criticism—  the entire exhibition will be auctioned off in the end.

 

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