Event Tip: “Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design”

I got and email from Mike yesterday night. He suggest that we both go and visit an exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum dealing with Vitor Papanek’s work.

The exhibition is called Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design. If his name rings a bell, it might be, because he has written Design for the Real World, up to the date one the most widely read book about design that was ever published. And even though the book was published in 1971, I think it never has been more relevant than these days, as it deals with topics like inclusion and social justice for design. His socially and ecologically oriented approach to design in the 1960’s is timeless and reading his books, as the one mentioned above or How Things Don’t Work (1977) and Design for Human Scale (1983), will still and definitely help you to be a better designer.

In the exhibition, taking place from 29 September 2018 to 10 March 2019, drawings, manuscripts, films, prints and much more – some of them never presented before – will be exhibited.

So, I guess, I have one more thing to do in this year. With or without Mike ;)

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