THE FAB MIND: Hints of the Future in a Shifting World

Exhibition, 21_21 Designsight, Tokyo, Japan, until 1 February 2015.
The information revolution in the latter half of the 20th century reduced the distance between countries and cultures, and our lifestyles and the way we view our day-to-day existence have undergone a radical change. While our knowledge and methods are updated at immense speed, opportunities to re-evaluate social inequity, ethics and value systems are also increasing. The exhibition focuses on the commitment and actions of those who, without limiting themselves to creating only tangible design products, attempt to understand and to resolve social issues through design. Featured are the participating artists' explorations through a critical view of our world and ways of forging new relationships with society now and into the future.