Maker Library Network

Maker Library Network

12.06.2015 – 30.08.2015

Vitra Design Museum Gallery

The Maker Library Network is a worldwide association of designers and studios that have embraced maker culture to share their practices, processes and products. Each Maker Library is a combination of three elements: a workplace, a library and a gallery. The library element reflects the theoretical interests and happenings within the workspace. The gallery serves the studios and local community, as well as visitors to the online platform. The exhibition curated by Daniel Charny explains the underlying concept of the global network, and is itself a Maker Library. Projects and objects created across the network are presented together for the first time, inviting visitors to read, observe and participate in the process of making.

Maker Library Network

Making Africa

Making Africa

A Continent of Contemporary Design
14.03.2015 – 13.09.2015

Vitra Design Museum

It’s time to move on from talk of the »Dark Continent«. A major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum in spring 2015 sheds new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, »Making Africa« shows how design is accompanying – and even promoting – economic and political change on the continent and engaging in a close dialogue with related disciplines, such as the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, film, photography, architecture and urban planning. A central role is played by the new media, which made this shift in perspective possible in the first place. »Making Africa« is developed together with the internationally renowned curator Okwui Enwezor and supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). The exhibition features the objects of Cheik Diallo, eyewear sculptures by Cyrus Kabiru, the photographs of Mário Macilau and Okhai Ojeikere, the architecture of Francis Kéré, the animation art of Robin Rhode and many other creations of designers from different disciplines. More

Making Africa