Between No-Longer and Not-Yet
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Eindhoven – Beautiful, useful and sustainable design. Also, this Dutch Design Week Kazerne's 2,000 m2 exhibition space will be packed with recent work by both starting and established design talents, including Adaptism, Jet and Pieke Bergmans, Social label, Giulia Pompilj, Edward van Vliet and Teun Zwets. The theme is Between No-Longer and Not-Yet, a place, moment, or movement in which imagining can take place. A call to the meaningfully use this interim phase – between knowing that we can no longer go on like this, yet not knowing how – to dream, to let us wonder and get inspired by hopeful new perspectives. Keep an eye on www.kazerne.com for workshops, lectures and meet & greets.
There is no blueprint to redesign our natural cultural world in a more humane and sustainable way. And because of the entanglement of all people, animals, plants and objects, the task is extremely complex. We know we need a radical change, but how? This question leads us to the phase between no-longer and not-yet. A place, a moment, or a movement in which imagining can take place. Because, despite all the uncertainties, we are full of hope. During the global lockdown, it turned out that less flying indeed has an impact. And our attitudes towards plastic, meat, racism, and gender have undergone such changes in such a short time. This makes it clear that, together, many tiny steps can have a huge impact.
Annemoon Geurts, Creative Director of Kazerne: “Let us research, experiment, and speculate about how we can learn to look at things in other ways, with unexpected others and from other perspectives. Making attempts that are allowed fail. Doing a bit more, or just a bit less. Or perhaps even nothing at all. Then we dream, we wonder and let ourselves be inspired. Through the work of over 50 starting and established designers, Kazerne calls on us to use the potential of Between No-Longer and Not-Yet meaningfully and get inspired by optimistic new perspectives. So that we can be catapulted towards a more humane and sustainable world for everyone and everything.”