Culture of the Common – Despite or because of the dominating hyperindividualisation in western society, more and more people unite to avow for a mutual matter or interest.
Why do these collectives arise? Does the group feel function as a motor or does the identification with the content serve as fuel for it? When is it an enrichment, when a compromise? And couldn’t the consideration for the common thread be a sustainable model for the future? Also in Design and in Visual Arts, the aspiration to face new challenges collectively is bringing together people from very diverse fields. Depending on the particular collective, sociologists, graphic artists, IT business engineers, architects, product designers, landscape architects, artists, historians and interaction-designers come together. The friction and the interchange give birth to works that aspire to a common identity.
Depot Basel’s concern is to reflect those aspirations and patterns of collaboration and to display this feeling of togetherness.
With: Collective Disaster, Design Displacement Group, Juice & Rispetta, Okay Studio, Postfossil, Speedism, Synopsis, Wndrlust ,Yaay
And: Charlotte van de Velde, Michał Szota, Sebastian Zimmerhackl, Theda Schoppe, This Is Work