The biggest story in 21st-century design has undoubtedly been the rise of the digital. Armed with new tools, we are connecting to each other in unprecedented ways. This powerful reshaping of human experience has brought many positive changes, but also a sense of unease. Digital experiences are not necessarily scaled to the human body. They often bring with them a dizzying sense of being unmoored from physicality, lost in a maze of constant mediation.
Raw Design marks an interesting moment in the history of technique. Rather than turning to long-established, complex repertoires like those of wood joinery and glass blowing, designers seem to prefer inventing new techniques, or else act as if their medium were being discovered for the first time.
Participating artists include: Omer Arbel, Dana Barnes, Brooke Breckner, Scott Bodenner, Iris Eichenberg, Jes Fan, FormaFantasma, Karin Forslund, gt2P, Marlène Huissoud, Misha Kahn, Julia Kunin, Max Lamb, Beth Lipman, Julia Lohmann, Mieke Meijer, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Gaetano Pesce, Lex Pott, Jonathan Stanz, Brad Evan Taylor and Thaddeus Wolfe.