Upstream

Prospects Through Design

16 - 23 September 2012

The exhibition Upstream. Prospects Through Design questions the altered working conditions in a globalized world and what this means for the work of designers.

The show features diploma projects carried out in 2012 by students at the HyperWerk, the Institute for Postindustrial Design at the Basel University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The focus of their work was on developing new goals and approaches in design in the age of globalization, with the aim of determining criteria for a new design practice in view of promoting cultural diversity. In the course of their work they dealt with a diversity of issues such as experiencing self and alterity, intercultural collaboration, and design as a basic human condition.