the future of the museum

The new Collections Depot for Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is under construction. I visited a couple of weeks ago and had a chat with Sjarel Ex, Director of Boijmans. This is opening the doors of the museum and gallery in a new way – all 150,000 items in the collection will be…

critical design – what if?

I am in Manhattan at Bard Graduate Center, celebrating its twentieth anniversary, its explorations of decorative arts, design history and material culture in research, pedagogy, exhibition and curatorial practice [Link]. Like any good celebration we’re looking forward as well as back. This morning was about imagining the future of museum and gallery exhibition. This afternoon was…

data snooping – what is really going on

I am back at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam for Design Column #6 – [Link] [Link] Previous Design Columns – [Link] [Link] [Link] [Link] Ideas that make a difference Every three months the Design Column at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen focuses on a news item in the form of a small exhibition. The column…

bodyworks

I am back at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam for Design Column #5 – [Link] [Link] Previous Design Columns – [Link] [Link] [Link] Ideas that make a difference Every three months the Design Column at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen focuses on a news item in the form of a small exhibition. The column is…

design as exchange

Design values in globalism – the vitality of return and exchange Here is my commentary on the design exhibition currently running at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam [Link]. My previous commentaries – [Link] [Link] Design Column #4 The circle is round ‘The World is Deglobalizing at Breakneck Speed’ – so read the title of a…

the politics of new media: it’s an old story

I am back at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, for the new exhibition Design Column #3 Likes – [Link] ([Link] to Design Column #2) Here is my commentary. It revolves again around my concern for human centered design, and under a long term view of history. My main point: new media are not so new…