Roundabout Baltic

Date

1 july - 3 september

Place:

PSTP Gdynia
Al. Zwycięstwa 96/98

The international exhibition Roundabout Baltic showcases achievements of designers from the stretch of the Baltic Sea in a broad cultural and visual context. The Roundabout Baltic exhibition is a personal narration, which portrays the visual connection between the designers, their work and the seaside landscape etched into their creative sensitivity through design, usable and decorative objects.

The landscape provides the background for the story: dunes, beach and water, vegetation, different times of day and changing seasons. The objects crafted by artisans from Baltic Sea countries are the cornerstone of the multilayered narration of the project.

The Roundabout Baltic exhibition presents works of designers from Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, and Sweden. However there is no emphasis on the countries in the way the exhibition is arranged. Quite opposite, concentrating on formal similarities resulting either from local inspirations, choice of material or the production methods.

Speaker:

  • Curator of numerous design exhibitions, design critic, journalist, mastermind behind events promoting design, member of programming councils of Polish and European festivals, member of the jury at various competitions. Artistic Director at the School of Form (SWPS University) and co-author (alongside Lidewij Edelkoort and Dawid Wiener) of an innovative teaching program. Previously, she was the Artistic Director of Łódź Design Festival and the editor-in-chief of Elle Decoration magazine. Most high-profile events among her curator credits include a series of exhibitions: Unpolished, Polished Up and Moderna, Materia Prima and Common Roots exhibition; Design Map of Central Europe, super production for the Design Museum Holon in Israel in 2012.

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