The Van Abbemuseum and Design Academy Eindhoven will be working together once again for this year’s Dutch Design Week on a display entitled Geo-Design.
After water, sand is the most used natural resource on earth. It’s everywhere: from the buildings we live in and the glasses we wear, to the silicon chips in our computers and smartphones. And sand is becoming scarce. Which can lead to smuggling and even war. Furthermore, sand mining is a major disruptor of ecosystems.
Initiated in 2018, this series sees ex-students of the Design Academy Eindhoven take an innovative approach to examining the socio-economical, geographical and geo-political forces at play in the work of contemporary designers. Following Geo-Design: Alibaba and Geo-Design: Junk, the name of the third exhibition in the series is Geo-Design: Sand. Through a wide variety of media and techniques, participants in Geo-Design: Sand address a broad range of aspects and current issues related to the material, sand.