Making Africa

Making Africa

A Continent of Contemporary Design
14/03/2015 – 13/09/2015

Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century. More

Maker Library Network

Maker Library Network

12/06/2015 – 30/08/2015

The exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery showcases a project by the same name that aims at connecting maker culture globally. It currently comprises twelve Maker Libraries in cities such as London, Cape Town and Berlin. Each Maker Library combines three elements - a workplace, a gallery and a library. At the same time, it is a Maker Library in itself, where international designers and makers beckon the visitor to participate in a lively programme of events. More

Kinderferienprogramm

Kinderferienprogramm

3. – 14. August 2015

Die aktuelle Ausstellung »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« im Vitra Design Museum zeigt zeitgenössisches afrikanisches Design. Bei einem Rundgang durch die Ausstellung sammeln wir Ideen für unsere eigenen Häuser, Stoffe, Möbel und Wohnaccessoires, die wir im Kinderferienprogramm entwerfen. In Tages- oder Wochenworkshops experimentieren die Kinder spielerisch mit Formen, Materialien und Farben und erkunden kreative Lebensformen. Mehr

All about »Making Africa«

All about »Making Africa«

artists, work, background information

The website of the exhibition, www.makingafrika.net, is an information and inspiration portal providing details on the artists and their works, videos and glimpses behind the scene. Curious? Go ahead...

»Why is a continent like Africa rediscovered every so often?«

»Why is a continent like Africa rediscovered every so often?«

Interview with Okwui Enwezor

Nigerian-born curator Okwui Enwezor is the director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst and the director of the 56th International Venice Art Biennale in 2015.Enwezor was the consulting curator for the exhibition »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design«. Together with Amelie Klein, curator of the exhibition, he discusses the influence of design in Africa and why it is important to redefine the traditional design terminology in this new context. Read the interview

Online Shop

Online Shop

Miniatures Collection and much more

The Miniatures Collection presents the most important classics in modern furniture history »en miniature«. Construction, materials and colours correspond perfectly with the historical originals from the Vitra Design Museum. This faithfulness to the details makes the miniatures worldwide unique. Find more in our Online Shop

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