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Fear and Love at the Design Museum
24 Nov 2016 - 23 Apr 2017|
The Design Museum|
The new Design Museum is about to reopen its doors. One of the opening exhibitions is Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World that presents eleven new installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects working today, including Spanish Andrés Jaque and Ana López.
These newly commissioned works explore a spectrum of issues that define our time, including: networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads. The exhibition asserts that design is deeply connected not just to commerce and culture but to urgent underlying issues – issues that inspire fear and love. This is a bold, multidisciplinary and global exhibition that aims to capture the mood of the present and establish the Design Museum as the home of design debate.
Architect Andrés Jaque, based in New York and Madrid, explores the way network culture is designing and defining new forms of behaviour and interaction. Focusing on dating apps, his audio-visual installation Intimate Strangers presents a series of tales about how our pursuit of sex and love through social media is changing the way we view the city, our bodies and our identity.