PURE GOLD
Upcycled! Upgraded! 

is a project by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) that explores the subject of rubbish and presents approaches to using existing trash to create valuable products – with both a travelling exhibition and this platform.

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DESIGN EXHIBITION
WORLD TOUR

7 Regions • 10 Years • 53 Designers • 76 Exhibits
Local Workshops & Conferences

The design exhibition Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! initiated by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is an international touring exhibition presenting 76 works by 53 designers from 7 regions in the world at 20 venues over the perios of 10 years. Working with curators from Europe, Latin America, North Africa and the Near East, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, ifa has brought together a variety of perspectives on this global phenomenon representation by its selection of presented design objects.

 

WELCOME TO BANGKOK!
Visit the Exhibition
in the TCDC now!

17. May – 22. July 2018, Thailand Creative and Design Center TCDC.

The Goethe-Institut Thailand in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) is presenting the exhibition “Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded!” proposing current upcycling approaches for value creation. Affected by global industrialisation and ever greater levels of consumption, upcycling became an urgent matter.

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WAVE GOODBYE HAMBURG!
See what happened
in the MKG!

Have a look at the exhibition venue in the MKG Hamburg!

As part of the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) 100th anniversary celebrations, the cocreative exhibition format "Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!" opened from 15 September 2017 until 21 January 2018 at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. The exhibition in Hamburg was the start of a ten-year tour of 20 venues worldwide.

Check out the workshop setting and instructable videos!

At every venue of the tour, ifa invites local designers to show their works together with Pure Gold. Get Insights what happened at the workshop that took place at the HfbK Hamburg in Oct. 2017. 

Trash it? Burn it? Use it! Rubbish Dump or Workshop?

On 30. November and 1. December 2017, ifa was holding the international conference entitled Trash it? Burn It? Use It! Rubbish Dump or Workshop? Creative Approaches to Trash, in cooperation with the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG). Experience Key Insights and Impressions of international upcycling strategies.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

BANGKOK

EXHIBITION
17. May – 22. July 2018

Thailand Creative and
Design Center TCDC

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LONDON

SHOWCASE
04. – 23. Sept. 2018

London Design
Biennale 2018

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MYANMAR

EXHIBITION
Dec 2018 / Jan 2019

Coming up end of the year.
More Infos soon!

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TAKE A LOOK!
Workshop Videos

At every venue of the tour, ifa invites local designers to show their works together with Pure Gold. Watch what happened at the workshop that took place at the HfbK Hamburg in Oct. 2017.

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EXHIBITS
EXPLAINED

Working with seven curators from Europe, Latin America, North Africa and the Near East, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, ifa has brought together 76 exhibits and a total of 53 designers for the exhibition, where they present added value and appreciation within many diverse contexts.
What materials are the objects made of? And what techniques did the designers invent or use to create them? You can find a selection of exhibits explained by the designers themselves here. Visit the exhibition to see all of them!

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