The Unfettered Gaze
Marta Herford Museum
25 October 2014 – 1 February 2015
The Marta Herford Museum is showing “The Unfettered Gaze – The Rasch Brothers and their Influences for Modern Architecture” in a special exhibition of works by Bodo and Heinz Rasch. These works are contrasted with works by contemporary artists to underline the brothers’ topicality and far-reaching influence into the present.
Full House: Design by Stefan Diez17.01.2017 – 11.06.2017
Practices of Change
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
18 – 19 November 2014
On 18 and 19 November the masters course at Stuttgart’s Merz Academy for Design, Art and Media is holding an exhibition in conjunction with a so-called monitor symposium on the theme of “Praktiken des Umbruchs – Vom Analogen zum Digitalen und zurück” [Practices of change – From analogue to digital and back].
Staged. Design Award
Submission deadline: 14 November 2014
The Staged competition is the first design award aimed at German, Czech and Polish students and young designers in the areas of art, architecture, engineering and craftsmanship. Uses for new materials for interior design and textile design are being sought.
British Design. From William Morris to the Digital Revolution
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
– 30 November 2014
The “British Design: from William Morris to the Digital Revolution” exhibition is taking place as part of the Russian-British Bilateral Year 2014 and is on show in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. The exhibition allows visitors to go on a journey into the past and the future of British design.
New Design Lectures. Spaces of Democracy
New Design University, St. Pölten
from 5 November 2014
An eight-part series of lectures will take place at the New Design University in St Pölten, Austria, from 5 November, on the theme of “Spaces of Democracy”. Different speakers from the fields of architecture, history, journalism and politics have been invited to discuss various aspects of the theme.
The Future of Fashion is Now
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
– 18 January 2015
Today’s fashion design industry is tackling complex questions, for example, whether people actually need a new wardrobe every six months, what the role of wearable technologies is (such as Google glasses) and whether fashion always has to focus on the latest ideals of beauty. “The Future of Fashion is Now” exhibition, which runs until 18 January at Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam, displays the work of over 50 designers who have proactively looked at the future of fashion and the questions associated with it.
Design Defines. Media Design Forum
Film forum at the Museum Ludwig
8 November 2014
On 8 November the Media Design Forum will take place for the eighth time, as part of the eponymous degree course at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne. This year, the forum has been given the title “Design prägt” [Design Defines], and focuses on the change that design must necessarily undergo due to social changes caused by networking and globalisation, along with other influences.
Haunted Screens. German cinema in the 1920s
LACMA, Los Angeles
– 26 April 2015
The “Haunted” exhibition is showing more than 150 works from German cinema from the 1920s and the expressionist era. Alongside film clips also manuscripts, posters and set models will be displayed. The exhibition is being held in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the west of the United States.
Building with Textiles
Tilburg, the Netherlands
– 25 January 2015
The Textile Museum in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is showing the “Building with Textiles” exhibition until 25 January 2015. Work by international architects are on display and interior design projects – all of which have textiles taking centre stage.
Jewellery as an urban process
Stadtmuseum Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf
8 November 2014 – 25 January 2015
Until 25 January, the Stadtmuseum of the City of Düsseldorf is showing the research and exhibition project entitled “Schmuck als urbaner Prozess” [Jewellery as an urban process] by the design department of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
Die Zukunft ist unser.Shaping our lives in tomorrow’s world
– 19 December 2014
The Think Tank Wire in Zurich is showing the exhibition, “Die Zukunft ist unser” [The future is ours] until 19 December. Artists from around the world have designed seven rooms thematically to reflect the course of a person’s life – from reproduction to eating, living and working to investing, decision-making and finally aging and dying.
form Editorial Internship
From November 2016, form’s editorial department is looking to take on an intern. During the internship you will be fully immersed in the editorial work on our specialist magazine, researching and writing for different sections of the magazine or the website, and you will have the opportunity to publish longer texts. In addition, you will look after form.de. The internship will last at least three months and will be paid. The editorial office is situated in Frankfurt/Main.
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Plagiarius Wettbewerb 2015.Campaign against plagiarism
Submission deadline: 30 November 2014
30 November 2014 is the deadline for submissions to the Plagiarius competition 2015. Now in its 39th year, the competition run by Aktion Plagiarius e.V is encouraging designers and companies to submit their original products, the putative copies and plagiarised ideas to nominate them for this anti-prize.
Animago Award winners 2014
The Animago Award 2014 was recently presented in ten categories as part of the Animago conference in Potsdam. Every year the conference offers a combination of exhibition and presentations and brings together over 1000 professionals and interested parties from the animation, 3D and visual effects sectors.
Drawing the Line.Illustrations and graphics by Christoph Niemann
Mercator Centre Berlin
– 12 December 2014
The Mercator Centre Berlin run by the Mercator Foundation is staging the “Drawing the Line - Images and Political Communication” exhibition until 12 December. The exhibition displays 175 illustrations and graphics by Christoph Niemann offering visitors the opportunity to reflect on the role and effect of images within political communication.
Beautiful homes Exhibition by the BDA Saxony
24 – 26 October 2014
“Architecture is everywhere, influencing our mood, our psyche. It is not a luxury but a framework for an environment worth living in.” This is an extract from this year’s exhibition catalogue for the Association of German Architects (BDA), Saxony, which is presenting a special exhibition with selected projects by its members at the Designers’ Open in Leipzig.
You are in Control.Conference
Bíó Paradís, Reykjavik
3 – 4 November 2014
The international “You are in Control” conference taking place this year in its seventh edition is dedicated to the topic of “Creative Synergy” and tackles the research of innovative thinking in various creative industries.
Kemistry Gallery, London
– 15 November 2014
Work by Fredun Shapur, the well-known graphic designer, is on show until 15 November in London’s Kemistry Gallery. The exhibition includes illustrations in books, on record sleeves and packaging.
form N° 256. Water
There can be no life without water – neither organisms nor artefacts would exist without it. The properties of water determine the forms and materials of designed objects, while it is also a prerequisite for production processes. In this new issue we focus on this element and its wide-ranging impact on design.
The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, New York
– 15 December 2014
The “How things don’t work – The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek” exhibition is running until 15 December in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, part of the Parsons New School. The show displays materials as yet unexplored from the Victor Papanek Archive in conversation with works by contemporary designers from Vienna, London and New York.
European Month of Photography
16 October – 16 November 2014
The European Month of Photography (MDF) is taking place for the sixth time this year in Berlin and is the largest festival of photography in Germany. In parallel with the occasion taking place in Berlin, events and exhibitions around the theme of phototgraphy will also be held in seven other European capitals – Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris, Athens und Vienna.
Interactive Media Design Day
Sense and Nonsense in Innovation
18 October - 19 November 2014
The “Sense and Nonsense” exhibition will open at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in parallel with the Dutch Design Week. The event presents various works by students from the Design Academy in Eindhoven with the aim of displaying them in a broader context and at the same time strengthening the link between design, art and science.
At AEG, Hall 15, Nuremberg
7 – 9 November 2014
The “Frisches Design” event was brought into being by Undine Stier and Christine Lörincz in 2011 to broaden the design offering in the Nuremberg area. This year, the event’s title is “Design und Effizienz” [design and efficiency] and tackles the question of what actually makes design efficient – or even more provocatively – whether design should claim to be efficient and to what extent.
Baukultur.Think your city different
Wiener Planungswerkstatt, Vienna
18 September – 19 December 2014
The city of Vienna has formulated ten “architectural guidelines” that are to form a basis for all future building projects. These guidelines will now be exhibited at the Planungswerkstatt in Vienna and throughout the city and will be complemented by a programme of guided tours, workshops and presentations.
The Privacy Project.Reading Room
– 25 October 2014
“The Privacy Project” is an international publication and exhibition project looking at the various effects of cultural piracy on our society. Over 100 pirated or modified books are presented within the exhibition.
17 – 18 October 2014
The Unconference will take place as part of the 11th conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) (DGTF) on 17 and 18 October at the Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG). Participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics they have submitted themselves and to register in advance for “pecha-kucha” lectures to present their own experiences and projects. These topics can also be opened up for discussion in advance of the events via the blog.
23 – 25 October 2014
Following on from the past successful editions like the international Scenography biennial, this year’s Raumwelten event is going to be broadened in content. As a result, the programme will be divided into four areas: business, art & research, talent and public. The idea is for visitors to be able to experience the event as a platform for scenography, architecture and media.
Design and War.Materialschlacht
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
16 – 17 October 2014
This year marks not only the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War but it is also the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. This is reason enough for the organisers of the Materialschlacht [attrition warfare] symposium at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover to tackle the link between war and design in detail.
All in a day’s work.Druck Berlin
Urban Spree, Berlin
11 October 2014
Druck Berlin is hosting a day-long event at Urban Spree in the capital city, which will include various workshops on risography, letterpress printing, watercolours, felting, joinery, screen printing, tattooing, leather work, metalwork and many more. The short workshops led by experts will follow on from one another giving a broad cross-section of the public an introduction to the various techniques and methods and the opportunity to try these out for themselves.
1 – 2 November 2014
Designers’ Saturday is markedly different to other product exhibitions on account of its format because the organisers are particularly keen to display objects in original product and production-related surroundings. Specifically, this means that the exhibition is not held on some anonymous fair ground but in real production halls in order to create an unconventional insight into the world of design. form will also be present – you will find us at location Glas Trösch.
Three questions for: Karen Verschooren, Z33
Z33 is a place for contemporary art. Since 2002 Z33 has been organising projects and exhibitions that aim to motivate visitors to see everyday things from a new perspective. In difference to more conventional museums, Z33 has no permanent collection of its own, but rather a dynamic concept of exhibitions that appear several times a year. On 4 October the opening of the exhibition “Future Fictions” takes place, which will be shown at Z33 until 4 January 2015. The exhibition continues the discussion on how contemporary artists, designers and architects relate their work to future thinking and imaging. At last, the aim is to explore the potential which different scenarios – that take the form of visions and fictions – might develop in the future.
We spoke to Karen Verschooren, curator of the exhibition “Future Fictions”, about her work, the quest of finding new topics, and the issue of knowing what might be relevant in the future.
21 - 30 October 2014
This year is the second time Design Manchester will take place. According to the organisers it will involve a week-long event looking at creativity, collaboration and inclusivity in the world of art, design, animation and photography. The event has joined forces with the Manchester School of Art and the Design Council. Work has also been carried out with the organisers of the Manchester Science Festival which is taking place concurrently with Design Manchester.