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Museum of Architecture and Design
27 September–11 November 2012
The main exhibition of 23rd Biennial of Design has been conceived by the renowned curators Margo Konings and Margriet Vollenberg (Organisation in Design). The selection of works from 27 countries shows how modern technologies, digitalisation and globalisation, as well as nature and its resources influence designers and their creative work. However the exhibition does not only expose the new and up-to-date ideas of contemporary design production, but also opens up a daring and critical cross section of everything that contemporary design reflects and describes in this very moment. What is the role of design today? How does design reflect the world around us? What is the counter-effect of design in our lives? The exhibits are divided into four main categories: technology, digitalisation, globalisation, and products; and subcategories: health; machines and processes; science (technology); back to crafts; counter reactions; data processing and graphic design (digitalisation); industrial leftovers; social/local; urban environments; and smart solutions (globalisation). The best works will receive at the opening of the biennial on 27th September 2012 BIO Design Awards.