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…

What is (of our) human making?

I have joined the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam as part of a new exhibition program. This extraordinary museum [Link] holds the largest collection of contemporary art in the Netherlands. Experiments in temporary and often provocative exhibitions, rather than permanent displays of the collection, are the museum’s specialty, and it runs over twenty a…