Social Design

A loom to start a business, a do-it-yourself house, or a solar kiosk for local power supply: social design is design for and with society — and highly topical. The consequences of the global growth economy are becoming increasingly severe for both human beings and the environment. Social design confronts the increasing imbalance of resources, means of production, and future opportunities and relies on a new, equitable exchange between the individual, civil society, the state, and the economy. Against this background, architects, designers, craftsperson, and engineers are all developing solutions. This exhibition presents relevant international projects and discusses the redesign of social systems, as well as of living and working environments.


Exhibitions and events

Design Studio: Processes

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 14.04.2019

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the...

3D lettering on buildings

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 13.04.2019

Three-dimensional typefaces are omnipresent and exceptionally di verse: from festive decorations to shop displays, from art installations to typefaces on buildings and in public space. Such...

Bally – Swiss Shoes Since 1851

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 14.03.2019

Whether on the first ascent of Mount Everest or on the streets of Paris and London, Bally, founded in Switzerland, achieved worldwide fame with top-class shoes. The company is considered to have...

The Curatorial Project

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 24.05.2019

On the move, leaping into the unknown: tomorrow’s curators present themselves today. The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, the museum of Zurich University of the Arts, is committed to educating the next...

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