‘Design Does’ at Barcelona’s Design Museum looks at the practical value of good design
Where do things come from? How will we feed hundreds of millions of people? Can we live without plastic? Can you design what you can’t see? This are just a few of the questions that are being posed at ‘Design Does *For Better or Worse’; a new exhibition at Barcelona’s Design Museum that takes a critical look not much at what design is, but what it does (and doesn’t) achieve
Produced in collaboration with ELISAVA (Barcelona School of Design and Engineering) the exhibition displays 15 ‘real’ projects by local and international designers. These aim to educate on the life-changing, solution-creating value of good design, and many of the projects you see on display today will shape the way with live tomorrow.
Each one of them responds to the challenges we face in sustainability, connectivity, consumerism, innovation, and marginalized collectives. (Examples include the ‘Refugee Nation Flag’, and micro aquaponics ecosystem).
They are presented in a dynamic way that interacts with the pubic with an imaginative use of the technology and virtual reality visualization systems, ensuring that public participation is an important component in the experience, and that design is a continual process of learning and research.
Design Does *For Better or Worse
Where: Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018
When: March 23rd to May 13th, 2018