7 Regions • 10 Years • 53 Designers • 76 Exhibits
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The design exhibition Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! initiated by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, or the institute for international relations) is an international touring exhibition presenting 76 pieces by 53 designers from 7 regions in the world at 20 venues over the period of 10 years.
As part of the ifa 100th anniversary celebrations, the cocreative exhibition format "Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!" was open from 15 September 2017 until 21 January 2018 at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
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 for this great start to the world tour in Southeast Asia!
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.
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.
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!
The touring exhibition presents 76 pieces by 53 designers from 7 regions in the world. Find a overview of all participants here!
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.