Vienna | 12.06.2013 - 06.10.2013
"One would be hard-pressed to find a single area of our everyday lives and material culture that has not been swept up in the “participatory revolution” of the past several years. With the do-it-yourself movement now an omnipresent phenomenon, the design field’s current development is increasingly characterized by the fusion of production and consumption. The problematic issues raised by this “prosumer culture” range from a perceived need to decentralize and democratize goods production to both the criticism of mass consumption and the theme of sustainability in light of ongoing resource depletion.
The exhibition NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0 will for the first time bundle and examine the omnipresent do-it-yourself movement’s contemporary development with specific regard to the design of furniture and residential spaces. Here, the prolonged constant increase in demand for plans showing how to build furniture and furnishing elements represents an opportunity to investigate present-day processes by way of a historical retrospective."