Fear and love at the Design Museum
Our times seen through the eyes of the most innovative artistsFear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is a bold, multidisciplinary and global exhibition that aims to capture the mood of the present. Starting in November at the Design Museum, it will present eleven new installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects working today. The commissioned works explore a spectrum of issues that define our time, including: networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads. The exhibition asserts that design is deeply connected not just to commerce and culture but to urgent underlying issues – issues that inspire fear and love.
Hussein Chalayan presents Room Tone, a series of wearable devices that detect your emotions and project them for the outside world to see.
Chinese clothing designer Ma Ke presents her ongoing project Wuyong, or ‘Useless’. Ma Ke’s philosophy is to create clothes that have a strong connection to the land and the rural traditions of China.
Architect Andrés Jaque, based in New York and Madrid, explores the way network culture is designing and defining new forms of behaviour and interaction.