24 April 2018


Revisiting Black Mountain

Museum für Gestaltung, Toni-Areal, Zurich

– 3 June 2018



The Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina, can be described as a place of lived utopia. Between 1933 and 1957, experimentation was considered a valuable experience and self-determined learning, teaching, and democratic co-existence were seen as important assets.


The Black Mountain College, which was already covered in form 262, saw itself as an interdisciplinary institution educating its students in fine arts, theatre, literature, music, architecture, history, and physics as well as in economics. The exhibition “Revisiting Black Mountain” at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich showcases a selection of photographs, films, and documents that deal primarily with the relationships between these different disciplines and also look at the connection between life and art.

The exhibition is part of the eponymous project of the Zurich University of the Arts, taking place from 19 April to 3 June 2018 alongside workshops, performances, and a symposium, inviting people to engage with Black Mountain College against the background of today’s teaching at art and design colleges. The full programme is available here.


Nº 282

form Design Magazine

Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=df1c37fcccebfef8bafe24acf333c259b11f327b8998a71d9cce4bb74d19aaf8 Order now


Verlag form GmbH & Co. KG
Wildunger Straße 8
60487 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 153 269 430
F +49 69 153 269 431

Subscription Service

Questions to your subscription invoice, to our subscription program or a change of address?

T +49 69 153 269 438
F +49 69 153 269 439


Sign up now and get access to exclusive ticket draws, monthly news about the magazine as well as information on exciting design events and publications.

Sign up

Design Magazine
Established 1957