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  • dec. 8th 2020 - april 5th 2021
    exhibition

    BOLD AND FREE!
    The Invasion of Hidden Objects - the second cooperation with the MAK Vienna. Creative approaches to masterpieces of applied Arts once again convey the diversity of the MAK Collection in an unconventional and imaginative way.

    bold and free /MAK

  • march 13, 2020- february 21, 2021
    exhibition showing colourful kinaesthesia and the idea of a tree

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent one the idea of a tree bench and our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" – highlighting the results of a wonderful Boisbuchet workshop from last summer are on show.

    design museum Gent

  • oct. 2nd - february 2021
    new project / exhibition

    our project ratio is currently on show with the travelling exhibition "MADE IN" at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald MADE IN: Crafts - Design Narratives

  • 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