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Break Out: Learn about ‘Change the System’ expo – Annemartine van Kesteren, conservator Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen & Gyonne Goedhoop, Rdamse Nieuwe

June 28, 2018, 17:30 - 18:00

Change the System‘ is an expo that features designers who want to change the world, either step by step or in one big gesture. With work by more than fifty designers and artists, the exhibition gives a vision of contemporary design’s potency for change: can we rid the oceans of plastic, create a world without plastic, use graphic design to clarify and sharpen social debate?

‘Change the System’ showed work of some fifty designers and artists from the Netherlands and abroad. It showcases their solutions for global problems such as pollution, conflicts, scarcity of raw materials and political tensions. Alongside existing projects, in the exhibition some of the designers developed new works or carried out experiments with the active participation of the public. Some designers created temporary production sites in the museum were new things were made together with the public. Other experiments focussed more on creating a momentum or a community.

Scarcity, conflict and plurality
With ‘Change the System’ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen dedicated itself to the resilience of creativity. The museum inspired its visitors to look at social themes through the eyes of creative thinkers. The exhibition showed a current overview of groundbreaking design as well.

Curator Annemartine van Kesteren: “I believe that creativity is a powerful means to address the big questions of the moment. Contemporary design can inspire, initiate change or set a transfiguration of ideas in motion. ‘Change the System’ gives a current overview of groundbreaking work of designers that relate to social current topics such as scarcity, conflict and plurality.”

Expo Participating Designers:
Annelys de Vet, Ari Versluis, Ellie Uytenbroek, Arne Hendrik, Atelier NL, Babs Haenen, Bas van Beek, Bas van Abel, Bastiaan de Nennie, Bertjan Pot, Boyan Slat, Chris Kabel, Children of the Light, Christien Meindertsma, Dave Hakkens, David Jablonowski, Dunne & Raby, Dirk Vander Kooij, Elisa van Joolen, Eric Klarenbeek, Forensic Architecture, Gavin Munro, Formafantasma, Guido Geelen, Helmut Smits, Iris van Herpen, James Bridle, Jeroen Wand, Jing He, Jolan van der Wiel, Koehorst in ’t Veld, Lex Pott, Maison Margiela, Malkit Shoshan, Manon van Hoeckel, Marjan van Aubel, Marnix de Nijs, Massoud Hassani, Melle Smets, Into the nightshop, Olivier van Herpt, Pauline van Dongen, Ruben Pater, Sabine Marcelis, Sander Wassink, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Simone Post, Sruli Recht, Studio Wieki Somers, Studio W/M, Thomas Thwaites, Tjeerd Veenhoven, Vetements, Viktor&Rolf, Yi-Fei Chen.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a museum for fine arts and design, located at the Museumpark in Rotterdam. The museum displays creations in the field of fine arts, applied arts and design.


June 28, 2018
17:30 - 18:00
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