Exhibition “National Design Triennial 2010: Why Design Now?”. © Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Top design curators coming to Helsinki Design Week

Helsinki Design Week, the Design Museum and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture have invited a group of internationally acclaimed design curators to Helsinki in September. The seminar shares insights on the latest developments within the field.

Finnish design has a strong tradition of organizing exhibitions, starting from world fairs and triennials. The motives behind building exhibitions, however, change with time. Lately, curatorial practices, in particular, have become an area of great interest. What are design exhibitions like today? What comprises good design curating? What kind of ethical questions are involved?

These questions will be discussed by a group of curators with experience of design weeks, biennials and internationally noted museums and institutions. The programme includes talks by Victoria Anastasyadis (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Beatrice Galilee, (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Thomas Geisler (MAK, Wien), Andrea Lipps (Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York), Philip Long (V&A Dundee) sekä Selina Väliheikki & Hanna Ohtonen (CuMMA Alumni).

The seminar is supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.

DATE: Thursday 4.9.2014, Helsinki
TIME: 9 am – 2 pm
PLACE: Media Centre Lume, Sampo Auditorium (Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 Helsinki)
Free. Register at helsinkidesignweek.com/register/seminar.

Photo: Exhibition “National Design Triennial 2010: Why Design Now?”. © Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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