PURE GOLD exhibition at Thailand Creative and Design Center TCDC
17.05.2018 – 22.07.2018
In the context of a design spring in cooperation with EUNIC partners.
As part of the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) 100th anniversary celebrations, the co-creativeexhibition format Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! celebrates its premiere. The exhibition, devised by Volker Albus, introduces a new global generation of designers who work in an ecological and ethically sustainable manner, and it gathers multiperspectival approaches for a grave problem facing us today: waste and its recycling.
Although there has long been an awareness of marine litter pollution and the grave consequences for the ecosystem, and although we are constantly confronted with pictures of gigantic rubbish dumps in deprived regions of the planet, our day-today approach to what we generally refer to as waste is only changing slowly. The exhibition theme of upcycling – the re-use of raw materials that have already been processed to create new objects of greater value – aims to raise awareness of alternative production techniques, while simultaneously pointing up contemporary European and non-European design developments. The designs use what appear to be inferior starting materials, combine different kinds of objects in an unconventional way, or creatively process unwanted by-products.
The ifa has structured the exhibition as an innovative co-creative format. Curators from a total of seven regions present 53 designers with 76 pieces relating to this theme.