Conny Groenewegen, Adam Nocek, Stacey Moran, Maurizio Montalti
Taking fashion and product design as points of departure (mainly because of their environmental impact), researchers engage with the proposition that what is designed in these global industries are new modalities of time. To explore this possibility, Synthetic Times will be collaborating with Het Nieuw Instituut in Rotterdam on an exhibition that examines how synthetic textiles design human and nonhuman timescales.
• Synthetic Times is a part of HNI’s spring and summer 2019 program: Neuhaus. The exhibition opens on May 18 and will run through September.
Installment of the Synthetic Times series: a collaborative and iterative design project that critiques and reimagines human and nonhuman time in relation to modern and future technologies.
How might design, philosophy, science and mythology inform each other, while producing fresh and imaginative multi-species responses to address the genesis and future of ecological devastation?
How can the imagination of designers contribute to the ‘re-mythologisation’ of an embittered reality? Can non-scientific, magical thinking help us better understand different parallel time scales?