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Soil Matters

Design Museum, Helsinki

  • 4.9.2020–10.1.2021

Soil Matters exhibition explores the effects of design and manufacturing industries on soil


4 September10 January 2021

Soil Matters exhibition at the Design Museums Gallery explores the materiality of soil and how it is interwoven with human activity. The design industry steers consumer habits, thus contributing to the contamination and transformation of the land.

The exhibition highlights how, among other factors, the glass and porcelain industries and new technologies have left their mark in the soil. In the exhibition, designers, artisans and artists explore the relationship between human and soil through experimental design projects. Soil Matters will open in September for Helsinki Design Week. It will mark the end of the three-year Design Club Open Call series, in which impressive new curatorial content has been sought for Design Museums Gallery.

Artists and groups at the exhibition: Tzuyu Chen (TW), Annelie Grimwade Olofsson (SE/DK), zg Gndeşlioğlu (TR), Catharina Kajander (FI), Riikka Latva-Somppi (FI), Maarit Mkel (FI), Pauliina Purhonen (FI), Erna Skladttir (IS), Unknown Fields Division (Liam Young & Kate Davies) (UK), Un/Making Studio (sa Sthl & Kristina Lindstrm) (SE)

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