form Advent Calendar
Advent season is practically right around the corner, regardless if you are a fan or not. With it, a countless number of seasonal problems arise that require a (design) solution: Black ice, winter depressions, gift shopping, holiday pounds, horrible gifts, or knotted fairy lights, the list can be arbitrarily continued. We take this as an occasion to introduce our form Advent Calendar, which is supposed to ironically comment or sweeten the days until Christmas.
How soon is now?
Galerie Judin, Berlin
– 1 November 2014
The exhibition “How soon is now” is a joint project between twelve designers, architects and engineers taking a look at the today of tomorrow. The project is associated with the famous “This is Tomorrow” exhibition which took place at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1956 and was designed by Theo Crosby.
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Dutch Design Week
18 – 26 October 2014
Dutch Design Week, an impressive nine-day event is taking place once again in Eindhoven this year uniting various events under the banner of design. The DDW is taking place for the 13th time and offers a broad range of exhibitions, seminars and workshops and also evening events for networking and enjoying culinary specialities.
Designers’ Open 2014
24 – 26 October 2014
Once again this year, the Designers’ Open takes place on its traditional date of the last weekend in October in Leipzig. The fair is an international design exhibition and offers a discussion forum, fashion shows, workshops and award ceremonies for professional visitors from the fashion, product, industrial and communication design sectors and architecture as well as people interested in design in general. Form will be present with a booth of its own in the hall of gals next to the special exhibition “Evolution of new design”.
Kölibri, St. Pauli
2 – 5 October 2014
The international community of artists, publishers and fans will once again be meeting for the Comicfestival in Hamburg. Visitors will be offered a rich programme consisting of exhibitions, readings, panel discussions and workshops. Many well-known guests will be participating and there is also a range of satellite events.
Architecture of Peace.Divided Cities
Architecture Museum at the Technische Universität Munich
– 19 October 2014
“The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace - Divided Cities” is running at the Architecture Museum at the Technical University, Munich until 19 October. The exhibition shows the outcomes and experiences of the international Archis Inventions platform looking at the subject of post-conflict situations in war zones and considers opportunities for securing lasting peace.
Lodz Design Festival. Brave New World
9 – 19 October 2014
Does courageous design have the potential to contribute to a better world? Vistiors to the Lodz Design Festival are promised fascinating answers to this and many other questions. The Festival is in its eighth edition this year and is one of the most important design events held in eastern Central Europe.
Three questions for. Maxime Houot, Collectif Coin
The Signal Festival will once again take place in Prague from 16 to 19 October. Light installations will transform the cityscape into a large gallery enticing an estimated 250,000 visitors to the capital of the Czech Republic.
Collectif Coin from Grenoble are amongst the artists taking part. In their projects, the changing members of the group focus on the connection between light, sound and bodies. "Cyclique", an installation of 256 helium-filled, lit and acoustically equipped balloons, has already been exhibited at the Nuit blanche in Amiens in 2013. Now it has been adapted for the new exhibition space for the Signal Festival. We spoke to Maxime Houot, set and concept designer at Collectif Coin, about their work.
During the two-day Animago conference in October, Potsdam will offer the opportunity to experience an interesting combination of speakers and exhibitions in the areas of animation, 3D and visual effects. Designers, animators, compositors and software experts will meet at the conference to find out about new technologies and solutions and to network.
B3 Autumn School. Biennal of the Moving Image
29 September – 4 October 2014
The first B3 Autumn School is taking place this season as part of the Biennal of the Moving Image in Frankfurt. Young creative talents from Germany and other European countries are invited to get involved in various workshops, master classes and seminars developing new perspectives for the moving image.
Book Fair 2014
8 – 12 October 2014
The Frankfurt book fair is the biggest book fair in the world and over 60 years has been offering a special framework for authors and publishers from over 100 countries to present their latest work. This year form will once again be there with its own stand (hall 4.1/stand J80).
Social Innovation. 10 Day Fest
10 – 19 October 2014
The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation is the first of its kind in Asia and, with the 10-day festival that is taking place in Hong Kong, would like to draw attention to the importance of projects with a social focus.
BTK University of Applied Sciences
10 – 11 October 2014
Covers, cases, facades, user interfaces, coatings, or simply human skin - surfaces are accorded a greater significance in many technical and creative industries. The Hautlichkeit conference focuses on this topic over two days.
Bratislava Design Week
22 – 28 September 2014
This September the second Bratislava Design Week will take place in Slovakia. The organisers’ aim is to create space for local designers and their work and to act as a link to the international design scene.
Dancing about Architecture
24 – 28 September 2014
More than half of the entire world’s population currently lives in an urban context. In this regard, existing structures are no longer solely designed by architects and town planners but are subject to much further reaching influences like the inhabitants of a town itself.
Bregenz at Lake Constance
17 – 18 October 2014
What is it that makes successful projects so successful? This is the question that this year’s Vlow Festival in Bregenz at Lake Constance is tackling. It is inviting guests to bring their experiences to the show.
27 September – 5 October 2014
Poster design the French way: At the Poster Festival in Lucerne this year the latest developments in the graphic design industry will be presented with a particular emphasis on francophone poster design.
Play Nordic Festival
Nordic Embassies Felleshus, Berlin
– 1 October 2014
During the Play Nordic Exhibition, Berlin will once again be demonstrating its international focus. The three-month festival brings a colourful mix of Scandinavian design and Nordic sounds to Germany and is open to visitors for another month.
Happy Birthday, Emil Ruder!
Vortragssaal auf der Lyss, Basel
19 September 2014
Emil Ruder, one of the most important representatives in Swiss typography, would have been one hundred years old this year. The Basel School of Design is honouring its former teacher by arranging a symposium and an exhibition.
City of Dreams Pavilion. Design Competition
Governors Island, New York
Closing date: 20 September 2014
The non-profit organisation Figment is looking for the best concept for the City of Dreams Pavilion. This is the fifth time that this competition has run. It will form part of the cultural programme on Governors Island in summer 2015. This contest puts even greater emphasis on sustainability than on the architectural approach behind the design.
Retune. Creative Technology Conference
Arena Glashaus Berlin
26 – 28 September 2014
Technology is all around us. It constantly affects our everyday lives and has a far-reaching impact on people and society as a result. The annual Retune Conference on the interaction between technology and creativity serves as an interdisciplinary platform for new developments and ideas. This year it focuses on the theme "Inside the Mirror".
AOI. The Prize for Illustration 2015
Closing date: 28 September 2014
London is a vibrant and complex city whose unique charm has served as a source of inspiration for centuries. As part of the AOI Prize for Illustration, up-and-coming and professional illustrators from all fields and media are putting their illustrative skills to the test in the "spaces and places" of the capital.
Big Small Show
Hoxton Basement Gallery, London
15 – 19 September 2014
Large - small, man - machine, analogue - digital, natural – synthetic. The world is full of opposites and so is design. A group of graduates from the Royal College of Art has tackled this topic from different directions and included it in their design work.
Ace Hotel, Palm Springs, California
2–4 November 2014
Following the choice of Brooklyn and Portland in previous years as the location of the yearly Re:Design conference, this year designers, artists, authors, strategists, inventors and marketing and branding professionals will gather in Palm Springs for a series of events focused on the theme of adaptation.
Toni-Areal. ZHdK Zürich
27 – 28 September 2014
The Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is celebrating its move from 35 separate locations to the Toni-Areal site in Zürich West. At the beginning of the autumn semester 2014 visitors can learn more at open days at the new campus, which now combines all of the ZHdK's design and art disciplines on one site, and discover the institution’s new and wide-ranging programme through concerts, exhibitions and tours.
12 September–19 October
What new opportunities and challenges does the digitalisation of our world represent for design? This issue is centre-stage in the exhibition New Narratives – Design im digitalen Zeitalter [Design in the digital age], at the Designhaus Darmstadt.
Kneeling. Five years of We Make Carpets
MU Strijp S, Eindhoven
29 August–26 October 2014
As the name suggests, We Make Carpets was founded on the idea of the carpet as an artistic medium. Yet rather than using woven textiles, they combine a wide range of found materials to form temporary floor coverings. MU is now hosting an exhibition of almost all of their carpets from the last five years.
Brussels Design September
Every year the Belgian capital holds a month-long event dedicated to design. Visitors can enjoy a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, talks, shops, conferences, workshops and many other highlights.
Okolo Offline Two
Kunstgewerbemuseum Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden
3 September – 2 November 2014
For several years, Okolo, a design collective from Prague, has featured its own work and findings from various design disciplines on the blog okoloweb.cz. Following an “offline exhibition” focused on this collection at the Depot Basel, an expanded version of the exhibition is now coming to Dresden.
Society for News Design 2014
Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Frankfurt am Main
25 – 27 September 2014
At the 36th congress of the German-speaking branch of the organisation Society for News Design, professionals from various media and visual communication fields will provide insights into their daily work and discuss the future of print and online media.
Soirée graphique N°7
Marriott Marquis, New York
23 – 24 October 2014
“What is the new shape of business?” Future-oriented designers will be tackling this question and similar ones at the design and business conference organised by Aiga, a professional association for design. This year, designers together with entrepreneurs and marketing people will be defining the new trends in the industry and imagining the reshaping of business models for the future.
Maison & Objet Paris
Paris Nord Villepinte
5 – 9 September 2014
The Maison & Object fair is one of the leading events in the world of interiors and decoration. In September it will entice an international audience to its home city of Paris.
Design for War and Peace
Rewley Haus, Oxford
4 – 6 September 2014
The Design History Society, one of the leading organisations for promoting and researching global design history, organises an annual conference to which international academics from various disciplines within design history meet in Oxford. This year the theme of the conference is Design for War and Peace.