news
  • June
    new commission

    We are very happy that the MK&G Hamburg (museum for arts and crafts) commissioned the "riparian cloud" for their permanent collection which includes species which are extinct or endangered in the area of Hamburg.

    MK&G Hamburg

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • May 25th - Oct. 3rd
    exhibition

    our project "ratio-s" is part of the "Climate Care" exhibition at the MAK during the Vienna Biennale.

    MAK Vienna

  • april 09th - sept. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "colourful kinaesthesa"
    The workshop results from our 2019 workshop in Boisbuchet are travelling with the "Colour and the Senses" exhibition to Lille.

    COLORS, ETC.

  • april 01st – august 15th, 2021
    exhibition

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

prospects

using human curiosity to communicate important aspects of contemporary design tasks

detail of prospects

The installation prospects uses the human thirst for discovery to communicate various important aspects of contemporary design tasks in a playful way. Only by looking through a hanging circular disk do the roles that design can and should play become clear. In the process the respective animation interacts with the real physical object in front of it, thereby connecting the analogue with the digital world.
The 12 screens show some of design’s new tasks in the 21st century, which were identified in the context of the research project StadtFabrik [CityFactory] in a workshop with the participation of selected designers from various disciplines in May 2018.

Following twelve Design roles can be explored when examining prospects:
Design uses a holistic perspective / Design translates between disciplines / Design uses imagination to think laterally (and speculate) / Design is inclusive and invites us to co-design /Design can change our habits / Design creates solutions for the Post-Growth Society / Design reveals complex connections / Design produces sustainable functionality / Design connects humans and society / Design is a critical and creative self-empowering tool / Design preserves and repairs our environment / Design encourages social and democratic processes

 

main image above: MAK DESIGNLAB, reinstallation in the context of the vienna biennale for change 2019, mischertraxler + LWZ, Prospects 2019, image credit: Stefan Lux MAK

the screens appear to be blank, only by looking through the hanging disks, the colourful animations are revealed

visitors discover the animations on the screens

detail of one screen showing - Design connects humans and technology

without many words, each animation illustrates a “new role design can play” by having the graphics interact with small objects attached to the screen

working on prospects

  • material

    various LED screens, acrylic glass, polarization foil, pastic foil,

  • dimensions

    whole installation
    approx. 5,5 x 2 m

  • graphics & animations

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Elisa Polner, Monja Hirscher, Stephan Jäger

  • other

    prospects is a permanent installation at MAK DesignLAB at MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna