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TILT SHIFT Reframing Futures
22 - 30 October 2019
Eindhoven

Design United represents design at the intersection of advanced scientific research, fast-moving emerging technologies, and the shifting needs and dreams of our future societies.

Critical Changes

Global climate change. Artificial intelligences. Disorienting new ideas about our physical environment, our data, our energy systems, and our biology. 

How will our human identity evolve in relation to radical new understandings? Have you considered your own position in this changing world, and what can be done?

Evolving Cityscapes

Populations are rising and technologies are spreading; we navigate a changing urban fabric. 

Autonomous and intelligent infrastructures. Complex logistics networks. Dynamic social landscapes. How will new visions of the connected city impact our everyday lives?

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https://www.design-united.nl/2019-2/

Circular Materiality

We’re moving beyond our old ideas of sustainability into new ideas of constant regeneration. . 

Vibrant ecosystems of creation. Advanced material processes. Continual reuse and repurposing of elements. How can our production methods incorporate ideas of renewal, restoration, and healthy growth?

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Fostering Well-Being

Philosophers like to ask: what makes a good life? Reimagined healthcare systems. New visions of healing, beyond efficiency. 

Human-powered wholeness. It’s not just about traditional ideas of health, it’s about making sure that people are happy with their lives. How can we best support human flourishing and welfare?

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Rethinking Interaction

We live in a visual culture, but remember that we also have our ears and our hands. Touch and sound. Presence and weight. 

Branching out from our visually overloaded domain into more visceral sensing and feeling. How can we design our connected world more holistically, with strong and enriching sensory experiences?

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Design United Directors

  • Daan van Eijk
  • Berry Eggen
  • Mascha van der Voort

Curator and Project Lead

  • Alorah Harman

Exhibition Design and Construction

  • Sander Lucas
  • Mark van der Gronden

Graphic Design

  • Marijke Lucas

Manager Communication, Press, and Production

  • Jeanette Schoumacher

Programming and coordination

  • Janita Bolhuis

Project Production

  • Simon Bavinck

PR

  • Jolie Smets
  • Joris Laenen
  • Antonia Vlastuin

Design United Tilt-Shift 2019: Reframing Futures

 Design United represents design at the intersection of advanced scientific research, fast-moving emerging technologies, and the shifting needs and dreams of our future societies.

The Design United exhibition TILT-SHIFT: REFRAMING FUTURES showcases critical as well as more optimistic visions of how design and technology will shape the world of tomorrow. Research topics range from digital-physical interaction to augmented health and the circular economy. During Dutch Design Week 2019, we invite visitors to the heart of the Klokgebouw to explore our research paths, experience their physical embodiments, and talk to our creators. This is Design United.