Thursday, 11:30am
8 April 2010

Making a difference

the events department
Visual culture

The future’s green, according to the Design Museum

Can designers make a difference? Judging by Sustainable Futures, a new exhibition at London’s Design Museum, the answer is an optimistic ‘yes we can’.

On show are several design and architecture projects that take a ‘pioneering and forward thinking’ approach to sustainability. At the same time, the curators are posing difficult questions to visitors about their own consumption habits.

Top: Local River by Mathieu Lehanneur - a concept for a domestic ‘refrigerator-aquarium’ that breeds freshwater fish and grows herbs at the same time.

Energy_AWARE_Clock image1_credit_Interarctive Institute

Above: Energy AWARE Clock designed by the Interactive Institute in Stockholm. The clock monitors the energy consumption in a domestic household

C, mm, n - open source hydrogen car_designed by Netherlands Society for nature and the environment

Above: C, mm, n – open source hydrogen car designed by the Netherlands Society for Nature and the Environment.

Christopher Raeburn- Parachute-dress- image credit Sam Scott-Hunter

Above: Christopher Raeburn- Parachute-dress (photograph: Sam Scott-Hunter). Part of the ‘Digital Rainbow Collection’ which reuses Ministry of Defense parachute materials.

Magno Wooden Radio - Production line_designed by Singgih S.Kartono

Above: Magno Wooden Radio, Indonesia by Singgih S. Kartono.

> 5 September 2010
Sustainable Futures - Can design make a difference? (in association with PUMA.Safe)
Design Museum
Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD

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