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.
It is the end of the world, as we know it. Time to reboot!
By bringing utopian thinking back to design practice, the newly found Design Campus at the Kunstgewerbemuseum SKD was set to reimagine the future of the world in the Age of Crisis. Here, the design curator and journalist Aline Lara Rezende describes what possibilities arise through collective action and design.