Erster Studierenden Kongress Design
SANAA Building, Essen
20 – 22 November 2015
Students at the Design Faculty of the Folkwang University of the Arts are inviting visitors to come and take a fresh look at design at the Erster Studierenden Kongress Design [First Student Design Conference], which will run for two days in Essen. Alongside 16 talks, there will be an opportunity for exchange and a group visit to the Museum Folkwang.
Bauhaus in Bewegung01.03.2017 – 09.10.2017
The Bauhaus. #allesistdesign
Vitra Design Museum, Weil/Rhein
– 28 February 2016
To what extent does the Bauhaus continue to influence contemporary design? Which of its principles and approaches still serve as the basis for modern design processes? Up until the end of February 2016 an exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum is highlighting the ongoing relevance of this institution, tying together past and present.
International Design Week
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design
9 – 13 November 2015
This year, the third edition of the international “Werkwoche” will be held once again at the Faculty of Design at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences from 9 to 13 December. As in previous years, international guests have been invited to address the varied role of design in society and to shed light on current trends.
Modernity in the Workshop
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle
16 November 2015 – 14 February 2016
To mark the anniversary of “100 years of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design” in 2015, the art school offered a wide-ranging programme of events that celebrated both traditions that go back decades and the development of new ideas and experimental approaches. Following a whole series of events, the anniversary programme will now come to a close with an exhibition about the history of Burg Giebichenstein, together with a symposium.
Architecture of Sleeping
Architekturforum Aedes am Pfefferberg, Berlin
– 26 November 2016
One of two exhibitions currently being held at the Architekturforum Aedes in Berlin is devoted to the Austrian architecture firm Heri und Salli. At the centre of „Architecture of Sleeping“ is a sleeping space, which serves not only as a place to sleep but functions as a communication area and workspace.
Integrated 2015. Biannial International Design Conference
26 – 27 November 2015
Discussion and chance have proved to be quite effective means when it comes to creating designs in the area of art and design. The Integrated conference taking place on 26 and 27 November 2015 once again in Antwerp sees itself as a platform between art, design, and society – with the title of “The Change from Within”.
The Body in the Age of Digital Technology
– 10 January 2016
As a contribution to the B3 Biennal of the Moving Image, the Frankfurter Kunstverein presents “Body – Me: The Body in the Age of Digital Technology” that looks at the influence of technology on the perception of our own bodies and personalities in four artistic works.
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden
12 – 15 November 2015
Cynetart has been bringing international artists, designers and researchers to the Hellerau Festival Theatre in Dresden annually since 1997 to provide an insight into the latest computer-based art and transdisciplinary media projects. 2015 will see the 19th edition of the four-day festival.
The Fashion Film Effect
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
– 31 January 2016
In the world of fashion, film is an important medium and serves both presentation and free artistic expression. There is now an entire exhibition in Frankfurt dedicated to combining these two design disciplines.
Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair 2015
Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
6 – 8 November 2015
In early November exhibitors from over 30 countries will come together to present their products at the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair. Under the slogan “Designing the Future”, the fair will focus on environmental sustainability and technological innovation.
Turner Prize 2015
– 17 January 2016
Every year, the Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 years old who has distinguished him or herself in the previous year with special exhibitions or presentations of their work.
Forum for an Attitude
Prostheses. Transhuman Life Forms
Art Laboratory Berlin
– 29 November 2015
Susanna Hertrich works in the borderlands between art, technology and design. Through the objects that she designs she seeks to create a kind of augmented reality that contains an element of social criticism and suggests an alternative view of the future. Her work on the theme of body prostheses is on display until 29 November 2015 at the Art Laboratory Berlin.
Welcome to the Anthropocene. The Earth in Our Hands
Deutsches Museum, Munich
- 31 January 2016
With our presence, humans have had a considerable influence on the earth - and all the more so since industrialisation. Agriculture, commerce and transport are just a few examples. The human footprint left by these developments is now so significant that scientists, politicians and sociologists are now discussing whether it is already so enormous that we will have to start speaking of a new geological era: the Anthropocene period.
This special exhibition is being held in the Deutsches Museum and is on show until 31 January 2016. It is dedicated to this topic and with its comprehensive exhibition “Welcome to the Anthropocene”, it explains this term and the concept of the human era through topics such as urban life, mobility, evolution, nutrition and the interaction between man and machine.
Design by Choice
Bureau Europa, Maastricht
– 17 January 2016
The “Design by Choice” exhibition at the Bureau Europa, which will run until early 2016, looks at modern consumerist society and the origins of mass production in Europe, presented through an overview of cast iron products and goods catalogues.
Cradle to Cradle Kongress 2015
Leuphana Universtität, Lüneburg
31 October 2015
The cradle to cradle principle is set to be the subject of a conference for the second year running. Guests from different disciplines will demonstrate successful practical examples and suggest future areas of potential as well as possible solutions.
29 – 31 October 2015
The Exhibition Design Institute at the Hochschule Düsseldorf is to hold another Werkkonferenz. This year’s event will take place from the 29 to 31 October 2015 under the overarching theme of „Neue Werkzeuge“ [New Tools], and will explore the points of tension between traditional craftsmanship and innovative technology, materials and virtual spaces.
Designers’ Open 2015
Glashalle Leipziger Messe
23 – 25 October 2015
From 23 to 25 October 2015 the Leipziger Messe and the whole of the city of Leipzig will once again play host to the design scene. More than 250 studios, concept stores, and creatives will present ongoing projects and their own work. This year the event will also take place under the slogan “Design Conncets”, and for the first time the ticket to the Designers’ Open will also cover admission to the Grassimesse.
– 15 November 2015
How will we live in the future? What kind of products will surround ourselves with in the future and what kind of lifestyles are connected to them? 29 designers will speculate about possible answers in the “Domestic Futures” exhibition in the Swedish Nationalmuseum and stimulate thoughts about the sort of future world we want to live in.
Dubai Design Week 2015
26 – 31 October 2015
Dubai has discovered its potential in the creative economy. This city in the United Arab Emirates created space for its design scene by initiating the Dubai Design Districts (D3) back in 2013. Now, from 26 to 31 October 2015, the first Dubai Design Week is taking place under the auspices of D3 with a comprehensive exhibition programme that will be complemented by a satellite programme organised across the city.
Mies Van der Rohe Award 2015. European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels
- 1 November 2015
Every two years, the Mies Van der Rohe Award is given to architects and architecture studios in recognition of the development of outstanding concepts and building techniques in the field. The Bozar Center for Arts is currently displaying this year’s award winners’ works thus providing an overview of the European architectural scene of the recent past.
form N° 262. Scenography
Trade fairs, theatre stages and exhibitions are all examples for the enactment of space that allow us to perceive and experience products, narratives, and objects in a pre-planned way. Different factors such as light, arrangement and dimensioning can change and influence the effect of the space both as time sequences and the associated interaction between people, spaces and objects. The means of settings in space, the intentions behind them and the related risks are at the centre of our Focus section in form 262.
Dutch Design Week 2015
17 – 25 October 2015
“What if a pattern could make me feel like I was under water, what if you could open doors with your heartbeat, what if your memory was infinitely large?” The Dutch Design Week 2015 is devoted to the question “What if...?” and is bringing over 2,000 designers together in Eindhoven to look at design in the future.
form Design Competition. Advent
Submission deadline: 13 November 2015
Scope: Visual and short descriptive text
Subject: form Advent calendar 2015
There is a good reason to look forward to December, even for those who are not keen on the cosiness of the Advent season and the idyll of harmonious family get togethers. The final weeks of the year are also a time of feasting for which it is worth postponing a few good resolutions.
Core 77 Conference
Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, Los Angeles
22 – 24 October 2015
The online platform Core 77’s conference promises its visitors nothing less than opening up a completely new and ground-breaking view of design discipline. Design’s relationship to the economy and products that is currently undergoing change will be explored in presentations and field trips.
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Haus der Photographie
– 9 November 2015
The Haus der Photographie at Deichtorhallen Hamburg has given over its whole space, covering around 1,000 square metres, to the nominees and winners of the Lead Awards, in an exhibition that will run until 9 November 2015.
Artifact Beyond.Design in China now
Design Museum, Helsinki
– 1 November 2015
The exhibition, “Artifact Beyond”, that can be viewed in the Design Museum in Helsinki until 1 November 2015, showcases a comprehensive selection of Chinese design – from designers and artists who allow their work to be influenced both by old traditions and contemporary aspects.
Architecture and Design Film Festival New York
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and SVA Theatre, New York
13 – 18 October 2015
In the second week of October, New York will be revolving around films dedicated to themes of design. The Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF), that is taking place for the seventh time, has now established itself as a fixed event in the US-American design scene bringing together international designers and filmmakers to New York every year.
Museum of Decorative Arts, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden
– 1 November 2015
The art of glass in the Czech Republic has a long tradition. For some years now, designers have also started to be interested in this craft with its rich tradition and are now working more frequently with Czech glass manufacturers. The Museum of Decorative Arts in Dresden is celebrating the art of Rony Plesl, one of the best-known Czech glass designers, in its exhibition “Manifesto”, and providing an insight into the up-and-coming Czech glass design scene.
Reassembling Relationships. 12th DGTF Annual Conference
Fachhochschule Potsdam, central building
16 – 17 October 2015
The 12th annual conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) is taking a theme that has been under discussion for some years and yet whose full impact is only just taking shape: the Internet of Things. The extent to which this technical development has already changed our relationship to the things around us and will continue to change it will be discussed during the two-day conference entitled “Reassembling Relationships: People, Systems, Things” at the Fachhochschule Potsdam.
Design Philadelphia 2015
8 – 16 October 2015
This year Philadelphia will host its eleventh Design Philadelphia festival, which will turn the city into the centre of design for nine days. The design festival is the largest event of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania and covers a different theme every year, encompassing all of the creative disciplines.