How do we go about designing our future and being conscious of our past? How to lay the foundations for a sustainable world? And what does it mean to live in a present that is trans-cultural through and through? Read our voices editorial.

It is what it is

What happens when you give museum audiences a stack of pencils, a few sheets of paper, and an entire room lined with white paper? Dresden artist Artourette did just that as a part of the Children's Biennale at the Japanisches Palais.

07. June 2022 — Read / Article More

Spoon Archaeology meets Lunch for Locals

The Spoon Archaeology exhibition is designed as a reaction to the EU ban on single-use tableware. But what will replace it? The designers Peter Eckart and Kai Linke, whose cutlery collections are on display in the Kunstgewerbemuseum this year, asked themselves that very question. It has to be sustainable and, of course, fit for purpose. The answer they have come up with has a far less futuristic ring to it than you might expect: the human hand. We join the Palais Café to try it out.

31. May 2022 — Read / Article More

The Emancipation of the Kitchen

Food culture is not only reflected in the cutlery we use to convey food to our mouths, but also in the rooms we prepare it in. However, it is only in the course of the last century that the kitchen has become an integral part of our living spaces. As a design object, it has not only shaped our idea of the value of food and cooking, while at the same time it bears witness to different stages and different systems in which this cultural ascent has been negotiated. Agata Szydłowska on the emancipation of the kitchen.

11. May 2022 — Read / Article More

What’s being left by the fast-food culture

Disposable plastic cutlery is an icon of the global throwaway culture. It has been banned in the EU since July 3, 2021. Based on the collection of designers Peter Eckart and Kai Linke, the exhibition "Spoon Archaeology" at the Kunstgewerbemuseum explores this topic.

29. April 2022 — Read / Article More