MISSION

PURE GOLD
Upcycled! Upgraded! 

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.

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TOUR

DESIGN EXHIBITION
WORLD TOUR

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.

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EUROPE

EXHIBITION
HAMBURG

15. Sept 2017 - 21. Jan 2018
Museum für Kunst
und Gewerbe Hamburg,

Hamburg, Germany

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ASIA

EXHIBITION
BANGKOK

18. May - 22. June 2018
Thailand Creative and
Design Center TCDC
Bangkok, Thailand

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COMING UP

EXHIBITIONS IN
SOUTH EAST ASIA

in 2018,2019,2020 ...
Yangon/Myanmar, 
Hanoi/Vietnam,
Manila/Philippines ...

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WORKS

EXHIBITS
and Designers

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.

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EXHIBITS EXPLAINED

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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GET INVOLVED
Upcycle! Upgrade!

NEVER MISS A
UPDATE ON OUR
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JOIN THE
FACEBOOK
DISCUSSION

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PROF. AXEL KUFUS – PLATFORM CURATOR

”Pure Gold is an exhibition and platform project that is beginning its world tour at a time when critique of the effects of globalization and both collective and individual reactions to it are being expressed in many ways in movements and counter-movements.”

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MAKING

INPUT
Creative workshops

At every venue of the tour, ifa invites local designers to show their works together with Pure Gold. During the workshops that take place at the international touring exhibition venues with local designer and maker scenes instructables will be produced. You can access, discuss and try them here, on the platform as well as on our social media channels.

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MAKING

OUTPUT
Photos, Videos, Instructables!

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WHO IS WHO

MEET US

THE CURATORS
FROM
8 COUNTRIES

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ORGANIZER
AND
PRODUCERS

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DESIGNERS
AND

DESIGN-TEAMS

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