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.
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.
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.
Seven Key Propositions by Action for Future
In a project titled Action for Future, activists from the Dresden team of Fridays for Future have been working together with the Japanisches Palais towards a vision for sustainability and its dissemination across the cultural sector. The following propositions arose in the process of elaborating a “sustainable culture of sustainability”. The goal was to kick start a discussion around the import museums have in the sustainability debate while pointing to existing programs already underway. By Action for Future
It’s all about the preservation of artworks in their material substance
As time goes by, contemporary art too is aging. Often one has to deal with works that are ephemeral and perishable, as well as time-based media and materials. We’ve spoken to Franziska Klinkmüller, the conservator in charge of the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, about the challenges of restoration of contemporary art and aspects related to sustainability.