What happens when creativity, art and engineering collide with power, pain and politics?
We have a tendency to view design as always beneficial, an activity that always adds positive value, but design can be also used for malevolent and harmful purposes. Good design does precisely what it was made to do –– even if these intentions are not morally or ethically commendable. DESIGN AND VIOLENCE, a new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin in co-production with The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), examines the myriad ways design intersects with violence, both through intent or through unintended consequences.
From beginnings as an online curatorial experiment at MoMA in 2013, DESIGN AND VIOLENCE now takes its turn as a physical show at Science Gallery Dublin until 22nd January 2017. For the first time, visitors will be able to experience the show in person, exploring how art and technology is used to oppress as well as to resist, and considering the role of design in relation to our rights and bodies — both in Ireland and abroad. This new version of the exhibition has been curated collaboratively by both organisations.
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