Under Arms. Fire & Forget 2
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
– 26 March 2017
Whether they’re used to instil public order, out of sheer violence, for personal safety reasons or as a piece of sporting or work equipment, weapons are ubiquitous in our society. The exhibition “Under Arms. Fire & Forget 2” features exhibits from the spheres of fashion, design, the media and art that seek to exploit the emotions that weapons can provoke.
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden
– 1 November 2016
In many cultures people traditionally gather together to share food and talk to one another. This is the focus of the “Creative Collisions” exhibition at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Dresden, which examines this practice in a creative and experimental new way.
Brussels Design September08.09.2016 – 30.09.2016
EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography
Amerika Haus, Berlin
29 September – 31 October 2016
During this year’s EMOP Berlin–European Month of Photography, Germany’s biggest photography festival, museums, cultural institutions, galleries, project spaces, embassies and photography schools in Berlin and Potsdam will cover the whole gamut of historical and contemporary photography over the course of a month. The opening days of the Month of Photography will feature a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops, book days, readings and screenings.
29 September – 2 October 2016
Eleven years ago, the City of Hamburg was named “Germany’s comic capital” by the feuilleton, inspiring a group of event organisers to launch the Comicfestival Hamburg. This year the Comicfestival will celebrate its tenth anniversary, offering a range of comic-related exhibitions and workshops.
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
– 20 August 2017
Trainers instead of work shoes and jogging pants in place of tailored business suits: clothes that were originally designed for the gym are now taking over the office. Meanwhile, the top couturiers are now busying themselves designing sportswear. The “Sports/No Sports” exhibition, currently on at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, examines these phenomena and their wider context.
Saudi Design Week
Al Faisaliah at Durrat Al-Riyadh Resort, Riyadh
6 – 9 October 2016
For the third year in a row, Saudi Design Week will feature a range of exhibitions, workshops, design forums and activities in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, with the aim of raising the profile of design and supporting young talents from the region.
Dream Out Loud
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
– 1 January 2017
The Stedelijk Museum is currently showing “Dream Out Loud”, a group exhibition that examines social design, a field that is gaining increasing prominence.
Creative Time Summit
The Lincoln Theatre, Washington
14 – 16 October 2016
Since it was founded in 2009, the Creative Time Summit has established itself as one of the leading international conferences at the interface between art and social change. Artists and activists gather to develop creative ideas for changing the world. This year’s key theme is “Occupy the Future”.
22 – 25 September 2016
As part of the annual London Design Festival, the sixth edition of Designjunction offers its visitors a rich and varied programme of design exhibitions, installations, shopping opportunities, events and workshops. The main theme this year is “Immersed in Design”.
Baltic Fashion & Textile Vilnius
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo
29 September – 1 October 2016
Having hosted 392 companies from 22 countries in 2015, Baltic Fashion and Textile in Vilnius is the largest textile trade fair in the Baltic region. It’s back this year, once again attracting wholesale firms, fashion labels looking for manufacturers, producers and service companies focusing on materials and technology, and fashion and textile designers.
Parsons School of Design, New York
4 November 2016
November will see international artists, designers, illustrators and cartoonists flocking to the Tishman Auditorium at the Parsons School of Design in New York for the Pictoplasma Conference.
Vienna Design Week
30 September–9 October 2016
The Austrian capital is all set to celebrate an anniversary in autumn 2016, when Vienna Design Week, the country’s biggest design festival, marks ten years since its inception. With a diverse range of projects, events and exhibitions, this year’s festival will once again look at the public view of design and its different spheres of influence within the city.
24 September – 2 October 2016
From 24 September to 2 October, the Lucerne Poster Festival invites visitors to its eighth edition featuring ten different exhibitions and award ceremonies focusing on the medium of posters.
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Haus der Photographie
– 30 October 2016
The winners of the Lead Awards are once again being exhibited at the Haus der Photographie in the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, with photo series, magazine sections, newspaper pieces, advertising campaigns and websites from the last twelve months on display.
Transit Design Symposium
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
21 October 2016
To mark the 20th anniversary of the former Multimedia diploma programme and the tenth anniversary of the Interactive Media and Interactive Media Systems course at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, graduates of the university are gathering together for the Transit Design Symposium. Today’s entrepreneurs and freelancers will reveal how to create your own start-up and provide insights into creative working processes and forming companies.
Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
– 6 November 2016
Ove Arup, one the most influential engineers of the 20th century, employed methods that continue to make their mark on architecture, design and engineering. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is dedicating a retrospective to him that provides insights into his philosophy, ideas and projects.
London Design Biennale. Utopia by Design
Somerset House, London
– 27 September 2016
The design world is welcoming a new biennale to its programme: from 7 September 2016, works from over 30 countries will be displayed to mark the first London Design Biennale held at Somerset House. The unifying theme for all contributions is “Utopia by Design”. “Utopia” is also the title of the book by Thomas More outlining an ideal society and which is celebrating its 500th anniversary in 2016.
Pro-K Award 2017
Registration deadline: 14 October 2016
Every year, the Pro-K Industrieverband Halbzeuge und Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V., the German Industrial Association for Semi-Finished Products and Consumer Products made of Plastics, encourages designers and manufacturers to submit products made of plastics that have been on the market for less than 18 months to take part in its competition.
CARtoons.Art of America’s Car Culture
LACMA, Los Angeles
– 2 January 2017
From 1959 to 1991 Cartoonsmagazine gained a loyal and enthusiastic following with its combination of cars and comic strips. Original artwork from that time can now be seen in an exhibition at LACMA in Los Angeles.
Beating Salts – Salt Design Lab
Design Museum Holon
– 29 October 2016
Since ancient times, salt has been bound up in myths, beliefs and rituals across all countries and cultures. It served as a form of currency in trade and was considered a symbol of prestige and power. Through their curiosity, people discovered the preservative properties of salt, making it a valuable and covetable resource. The exhibition “Beating Salts – Salt Design Lab” presents the work of designer Erez Nevi Pana, the result of a three-year process of research, and looks at the renowned properties of this natural substance.
Gardena – Design. System. Brand. Passion for the Garden
– 3 October 2016
The popularity of appliances made by the Gardena brand goes far beyond the gardens of Ulm, where the company is based, but all over the world. The design of the products has contributed massively to their success. The exhibition “Gardena – Design. System. Brand. Passion for the Garden” at Studio HfG in Ulm now looks at the success story of Gardena GmbH.
Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt
– 16 October 2016
For the most part, all that remains of the bourgeois fashions of the 17th century is pictorial representation; only isolated examples of original clothing from that time have been preserved. Yet one of the most important and comprehensive collections in the world can be seen at the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt until 16 October 2016.
Willy Fleckhaus: Design, Revolt, Rainbow
Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
– 11 December 2016
Willy Fleckhaus (1925–1983) was known as “Germany’s most expensive pencil”, and not without reason. The graphic design work produced by this former journalist defined a whole generation. The MAKK in Cologne is now dedicating an exhibition to the wide-ranging output of this self-taught designer by showing his photographs, illustrations, books, book series, and posters.
Bologna Design Week
28 September – 1 October 2016
This year Bologna Design Week (BDW) is once again offering a wide-ranging programme of design-relevant themes at locations historically associated with design in the centre of this northern Italian city.
Leather. Life’s constant companion
Deutsches Ledermuseum, Offenbach
– 31 December 2016
As a raw material, leather has been a constant feature of human civilisations for millennia. It has been and continues to be used in the making of everyday objects and decorative pieces by people of all ethnicities, regardless of their geographical location. An exhibition at the Ledermuseum in Offenbach is now exploring the importance of this material at different stages of life.
Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù – Sixteen Chinese museums, fifteen Chinese architects
Aedes Architekturforum, Berlin
– 13 October 2016
China’s rapid urbanisation over the last 30 years has resulted in a real “museum boom”, which in turn has sparked a plethora of new building projects. The new museum buildings, their programmes and areas of particular focus often hold a mirror up to a desire for deeper cultural roots felt among China’s new and growing middle class. At present there are over 3,500 museums in China, in addition to around 500 museums run by private collectors or commercial firms.
Art as Home – the Home as a Work of Art
Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg
– 25 September 2016
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, the exhibition “Art as Home – the Home as a Work of Art”, running until 25 September 2016, highlights the personal perspective of the painter Joe Hedlund, who viewed the home as a complete work of art and collecting as a way of life.
CAPTCHA Design Festival
29 August – 1 September 2016
The Captcha Design Festival, which is devised and organised by students from the Faculty of Design at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, is back for its third year in 2016. This year’s event will focus on the theme of contrast. An exhibition, a conference and various workshops all aim to showcase the diverse nature of the theme.
Ars Electronica Festival 2016
8 – 12 September 2016
The Ars Electronica Centre in Linz, Austria has been pursuing “the connections and intersections, causes and effects” that unite art, technology and society since 1979. Together with the Prix Ars Electronica competition and the centre’s research and development division, Futurelab, its activities also include the annual Ars Electronica Festival, which in 2016 has the theme of “Radical Atoms and the Alchemists of our Time”.
Sydney Design 2016
2 – 11 September 2016
“Make or Break”, the fine line between success and failure, and the creative interaction with it is the main theme of this year’s edition of the Sydney Design Festival. The aim of the event is to faciliate networking and to support creatives in all disciplines.
Soirée Graphique N°9: Norden
Uferweg 15, Berne
9 September 2016
The ninth Soirée Graphique is upon us and this year it is completely oriented towards the North. On 9 September 2016, the results of the encounter between 59 photographers and graphic artists hailing from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland will be on show.
2 – 4 September 2016
Digital art in all its aspects is at the heart of the Numerik Games festival held in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. Everyone who is interested, not just professionals in the developing scene and “geeks”, is invited to find out more about the different facets of the digital world.
Olafur Eliasson. Notion Motion
– 18 September 2016
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Anyone wanting to escape Rotterdam city centre this summer will find a peaceful, shady retreat in the rooms of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The accessible installations from Olafur Eliasson‘s “Notion Motion” are on show until the middle of September.
Paris Design Week
3 – 10 September 2016
From 3 to 10 September 2016, the French capital will once again be the centre of events for the local and international design scene. With more than 200 participating showrooms, concept stores, museums and galleries, current projects will be presented offering insights into their work. The slogan for this year’s Paris Design week is “House of Games”, which is also the theme for Maison et Objet running from 2 to 6 September this year.
Tendence 2016 Fresh. New. Ideas.
Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
27 – 30 August 2016
Once again this year at the international consumer goods fair Tendence, the trends revolve around the themes of home, furnishing and decorating. In addition, visitors will also find an extensive range of gift items, fashion and jewellery.
Obituary Hans Theo Baumann
Hans Theo Baumann (1924-2016) is dead. One of the major founders of German post-war design died aged ninety-one on Saturday, 6 August 2016.
Artek and the Aaltos
Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York
– 25 September 2016
The exhibition “Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World”, organised by the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in conjunction with the Alvar Aalto Museum in Helsinki, puts into context the results of a two-year research project in the archives of the Finnish furniture manufacturer Artek and the Aalto family. The newly discovered information can be viewed until the end of September in New York.