The Fab Mind - Hints of the Future in a Shifting World -

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The information revolution of the latter half of the twentieth century reduced the distance between countries and cultures, and our lifestyles and the way we view our day-to-day existence have undergone a radical change. The rapid updating of both our knowledge of the world and ways of obtaining information are creating more opportunities to re-evaluate social inequity, ethics and moral values. This exhibition is not only limited to tangible design products, but focuses on the aspirations and activities of those who seek to understand and resolve social issues through design. It takes a particular kind of mind to attempt such a feat; a mind capable of examining society and human “fabrication” endeavors through a “fabulous” lens… The Fab Mind. This exhibition, which includes over 500 sweaters knitted by an eighty-year-old woman who has been knitting them since the 1950s, a landmine detonation device inspired by childhood memories, the “Fixperts” project which aims to solve people’s immediate problems through fixing and improving, and drones brought about by technical innovation that considers society in the future, showcases projects by twenty-four individuals and groups from eleven countries. These projects, which are at times positive and at others poetic, are bound to bring about a new understanding of the future role of design; one that takes it beyond the boundaries of manufacturing objects.

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Opening Designer Relay Talk
Date: October 25(Sat) 14:00-16:00
Featuring: Alvaro Catalan de Ocon, Humans Since 1982, Yosuke Ushigome, Josefin Vargo
Moderator: Noriko Kawakami, Ikuko Yokoyama

Exhibition Director’s Gallery Tour
Date: November 1(Sat), 2(Sun), 3(Mon) 16:00-17:00
Lead by: Noriko Kawagami, Ikuko Yokoyama

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from October 24, 2014 to February 01, 2015
Also open on October 28(Tues) and December 23(Tues), Closed between December 27(Sat)-January 3(Sat)

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