WAVE GOODBYE HAMBURG!
See what happened
in the MKG!

The exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg, Germany (September 2017 - January 2018) was the kick off of the touring exhibition. Here the 76 selected design objects have been presented in this compilation to the public for the first time.

The exhibiton was accompanied by the conference “Trash it? Burn It? Use It! Rubbish Dump or Workshop? Creative Approaches to Trash”, in cooperation with the MKG.

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On 30. November and 1. December 2017, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) 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).

This conference accompanied the ifa exhibition Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! and took a look at the structures of a globalised consumer society and its conspicuous ecological consequences, and also discussed solutions in trash avoidance and the use and value-enhancement of waste.

The international curators of Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! and further experts from the fields of the environment, research, and the creative economy hold keynote talks that introduce diverse themes. The conference also included workshops, interactive discussion and action formats and networking opportunities, as an open platform for designers, the maker scene and civil society.

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WORLD TOUR
Impressions of international upcycling strategies

The opening of the event took the form of a “world tour”, in which the international curators presented designers and their methods in reusing materials to make new and valuable objects. 

Watch the presentations of the curators of the exhibition featuring Adélia Borges, São Paulo (for Latin America); Tapiwa Matsinde, London (for Sub-Saharan-Africa); Bahia Shehab, Cairo (for North Africa/the Near East); Eggarat Wongcharit, Bangkok (for Southeast Asia); Zhang Jie, Beijing (for East Asia)

 

WORKSHOP @ HFBK
Hamburg, Oct. 2017

The workshop took place at the HfbK Hamburg in Oct. 2017.
The workshop-participants in the "Grundklasse Design" were guided by Prof. Julia Lohmann
and the designers Anja Lapatsch and Annika Unger.

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Students at work. The Pure Gold-workshop was part of the "Insight"-Semesterproject at the HfbK. Photos by Anja Beutler.

WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTABLES!
Upcycled! Upgraded!

 

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
Dec 2018 / Jan 2019

Coming up end of the year.
More Infos soon!

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