(c) SAVVY Contemporary

Making Differences – Spinning Configurations

A Spinning Triangles lecture performance by SAVVY Contemporary

With Arlette Ndakoze, Elsa Westreicher (curatorial team) and Spinning Triangles participants

On 8 August 2019, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
At the temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, SAVVY Contemporary Spinning Triangles challenge the inherent neo-colonial power structures in design practice, theory and studies. With a reference to the founding moment of the Bauhaus, the project engages in the design process of a school, which is constituted by an accelerated rotation between four closely interwoven locations - Dessau, Kinshasa, Berlin, and Hong Kong.

SAVVY Contemporary and the school's participants not only performed in the temporary bauhaus-archiv in Berlin: They truly carried the project to this location. In dialogue with the audience and the premises, Spinning Triangles addressed the power of design, the fundamental connection between modernity and colonialism as well as social concepts and their materialized form.

The event drew attention to the performative character of design, thus dealing not only with its very existence but also with its actions, its social and societal ideas, the concepts enshrined in the everyday objects that surround us, the effects they trigger or undermine. Which are the ideas of life and coexistence in design? What about its interaction with materials and matter?

In their lecture performance, Spinning Triangles pondered the processes of learning and unlearning the world needs today.

Lecture performance and discussion in English and French (simultaneous interpretation available in these languages)

Free entry

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