Mini-exhibition kick-off during Dutch Design Week, ongoing until February 2nd, 2020
Talk Friday, October 25th, 5-7 PM
To explore the relationship between fiction and design, Mariana Pestana set up a curatorial lab during the first edition of the Porto Design Biennale, in September 2019. The results of the lab - four workshops led by key design thinkers and attended by over 30 young professionals – were first showcased in Porto. These results will be post-produced at Onomatopee during Eindhoven Design Week in October, in a presentation and public talk, again open to participation. At Onomatopee, we will edit and riso-print a zine / insert to be included in some of the books.
Featuring contributions by Malique Mohamud and Marina Otero Verzier with Ibiye Camp, Dunne & Raby, Dani Admiss and Gillian Russell,Jan Boelen and Vera Sacchetti, Alexandra Midal, Jose Bartolo and Mariana Pestana.
About Fiction Practice:
Through speculative design, Afro-surrealism, critical fabulations and re-edited pedagogies, key thinkers and curators of contemporary design explore the radical potential of fiction as a critical design tool. In this lab we imagined new relationships between objects and ideas, we designed other worlds, brought impossibilities to life, remixed histories and artifacts, disclosed parallel dimensions, invented critical fabulations, modelled ontological oddities. Each of the four workshops, with a different character, enacted a kind of institutional model — an archive, an assembly, a committee and a school.