The exhibition is challenging the status quo and re-examining existing solutions by a thinking that is at once creative, engaged, multidisciplinary, collaborative, highly critical and political. Such collective intelligence and exchange shapes stronger and more transparent visions.
The exhibition ‘Transitions’ proposes an exploration of design and its influence on the fundamental preoccupations of today’s increasingly fragmented society through the projects of five Brussels-based design practices. Some of the projects are holistic whilst others focus on small but significant details within the bigger whole. They question systems and structures from the bottom up, which allows them to interact in new ways with today’s needs: redefining waste by reusing wasted matter, creating systems for more democratic and environmentally friendly ways to design or new methods of production and interaction with heritage and craftsmanship. They use, conceive and define new tools, team up with scientists, researchers and craftsmen alike. Such approaches redefine the spheres in which design operates to a much broader spectrum. Design is not a one-man-show, not one object, not one solution.