UPCYCLING AND
ITS EMOTIONAL TOUCH!
PURE GOLD EXHIBITION AT
LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE
04. - 23 September 2018 
Somerset House

This ifa exhibition is thematically embedded within this year’s London Design Biennale focus on Emotional States. The Biennale brings together approaches in design that take an innovative look at social issues in the twenty-first century – sustainability, migration and conflict, civil-society responsibility, environmental protection, water, and social justice.

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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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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.

 

THANK YOU, THAILAND!
We’re waving goodbye to Bangkok! The Pure Gold exhibition starts its journey to the next country!

The exhibition took place from 17. May to 22. July 2018 in the Thailand Creative and Design Center TCDC. Thanks again to everyone involved for the fantastic support and this great start of the world tour in Southeast Asia!

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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
15. Dec. 2018 – 06. Jan. 2019

Secretariat Yangon (Rangun)
More Infos soon!

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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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