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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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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CONFERENCE REVIEW

GET INSIGHTS!
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.

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PHOTOS & STORIES

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

HAMBURG

EXHIBITION
ends 21. Jan 2018

Museum für Kunst
und Gewerbe Hamburg

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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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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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