The Design Exhibition 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.
Creative Approaches to Trash
In 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). The conference took a look at the structures of a globalised consumer society and its conspicuous ecological consequences.
8 Regions • 10 Years • 53 Designers • 76 Exhibits • Workshops & Conferences
The international touring exhibition will be presented at 20 venues around the world during the upcoming 10 years, focusing on the internationally debated theme of upcycling.
17. May – 22. July 2018
Thailand Creative and
Design Center TCDC
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.