Most larger cities have a design museum and autonomous design has dribbled into the collections of the big contemporary art museums. ‘Design’ objects are being sold through channels that were established for art, such as auction houses and commercial galleries. But, dedicated curated design exhibitions have (so far) not been part of the surge of design’s presence: curators who establish relations with designers, keep track of their development and are able to place changes in the design field in context are still under-represented.
This was the main topic at the Design Debate in June. The Design Debates take place on the last Wednesday afternoon of every month at the Designhuis in Eindhoven and focus on topics relating to design’s cultural, social and economic context. Admission is free and open to all. To book or find out more, visit the Design Debates website.