Commissioned and organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, and curated and designed by Bruce Mau Design and the Institute without Boundaries, the exhibition invites viewers to consider the dynamic future of design culture and the crucial real-life choices we must make. Massive Change is dramatic, engaging and critical, immersing visitors in a series of powerful encounters with the latest innovations in the fields of urban design, transportation, information design, revolutionary material and more.
Images: Building banner on Vancouver Art Gallery, Segway demonstration in the Movement gallery, Wealth and Politics Gallery.
The exhibition unfolds in a series of eleven general themes, or economies, that address the fundamental role of design in all aspects of human life, from manufacturing and transportation to health and the military. In each area, visitors will encounter the objects, images, ideas and people that are reshaping the role of design in the world.
Images: Video installation in Urban Economies Gallery, The Image Economies Gallery.
Design has a ubiquitous presence, one that guides our everyday actions, shaping our consciousness, reconfiguring our spaces, modifying our lives. With such a dynamic force at our disposal we must acknowledge the power and the opportunity it presents, and so Massive Change is conceived in the tradition of the manifesto. It is a public declaration of the current state of design, a call to recognize its potential and a challenge to accept responsibility for design in the contemporary world.
Waste = Food 1
Waste = Food 2
Design Evolution 1
Design Evolution 2
Design Evolution 3
Design Evolution 4
Design Evolution 5
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