Specials

The Story of Plastic
Documentary by Deia Schlosberg
DIGITAL TALK & FILM (EN) | 28 March 2022
6 pm

The documentary »The Story of Plastic« directed by Deia Schlosberg examines the story of plastic from a critical perspective – from the extraction of fossil fuels to waste disposal, from the role of industries to global resistance from activists and NGOs. On 28 March at 6 pm, Deia Schlosberg and Dianna Cohen, co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, will meet for an online conversation hosted by exhibition curator Jochen Eisenbrand after which »The Story of Plastic« will be accessible for viewing on the Vitra Design Museum’s website from 28 March to 4 April 2022. An exciting inside view of the struggle for a world without plastic waste!

View digital talk here.

Rehberger-Weg Spring Party
Springtime along the «24 Stops» – Architecture, art and nature on the Rehberger-Weg | 15. May 2022
2–6pm, Vitra Campus / Fondation Beyeler 

In conjunction with International Museum Day and Architekturwoche Basel, the ‘24 Stops’ Rehberger-Weg art trail is celebrating the start of the season and inviting the whole family for an excursion with various programme highlights. Four workshops along the path give young and old the chance to discover new perspectives and explore their creativity. An architecture tour starts at the Fondation Beyeler and leads along the Rehberger-Weg through the vineyards to the Vitra Campus. The architectural masterpieces by Renzo Piano, Frank O. Gehry and Herzog & de Meuron are also presented in addition to the objects by artist Tobias Rehberger. Before or after the five-kilometre walk, the Sunday afternoon outing can be rounded off with a picnic on the Vitra Campus or in the park of the Fondation Beyeler.
Workshops: 2–6pm
Architecture tour: 3pm, from Fondation Beyeler

More information: www.24stops.info

Family Day
SPECIAL (DE/EN) | 3 July 2022
2–6 pm, Vitra Design Museum

All ages are welcome at the Vitra Design Museum’s Family Day. Make discoveries while taking part in interactive tours and activities, find out about the problems and potentials of plastic, head outdoors to explore the Oudolf Garten or enjoy the collection in a colour installation at the Schaudepot. Hands-on activities guarantee a great experience for young and old.

Open Air Cinema »Monobloc« with film director Hauke Wendler
SPECIAL (DE) | 21 July 2022
8 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

The so-called »monobloc« chair made of cheap white plastic is the world’s most widely used piece of furniture, it transcends national borders and social boundaries. Affordable and ubiquitous, it is a true example of global design, for good or for bad. The documentary »Monobloc« will be screened in front of the Vitra Schaudepot and tells this chair’s fascinating story: from its commercial breakthrough in the 1980s to global manufacturing networks, from cultural appropriations to ecological problems. Prior to the screening, award-winning director Hauke Wendler will talk about his experiences during the making of his film.

Free admission, registration: events@design-museum.de

Nature’s Alternatives – Guided Tour and Dinner
SPECIAL (DE) | 6 August 2022
6 pm, Vitra Design Museum

Food and plastic – both originate from nature. This evening will give inspiration on how to combine culinary fulfilment with a more sustainable use of plastic. In a special tour of the exhibition »Plastic: Remaking Our World«, curators Mea Hoffmann and Jochen Eisenbrand will introduce bio-plastics made from banana plants, algae, or mycelium bricks while also addressing the problem of plastic in our food chains or in packaging. The tour will be followed by an open-air dinner in the Oudolf Garten, combining culinary delights with sustainability.

€75.00 per person Registration: www.design-museum.de/dinner