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by Markus FrenzlPlastic Chairs for all! How one 1950s chair design became an expression of the desire for individuality that shapes our times.
This need to make a personal mark in public space is nothing new. But the means of intervening in buildings, public transport and green spaces are forever changing. Today it is not uncommon to stumble across Lego bricks, knitting and engraved padlocks, for example.
Among designers, the word "trend" is definitely a no-no to be avoided at all cost. Rightly so, as the term refers to something that purports to be new but is actually well known. Yet it is worth looking at the concept a little more closely to discern the mechanisms operating behind it.
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by Silke Gehrmann-BeckerMuseum Folkwang's "Hacking the City" exhibition features interventions in urban and communicative spaces. Artists, Web designers, street artists and musicians address types of public action and practiced forms of resistance. A courageous approach by the museum in Essen that definitely bears continuing - let's hope the exhibition and events series takes things to an even more intensive point.
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by Nora SobichCruising down the street with your elbow out the car window is a leisurely matter. A gesture that could be read as rebellion, or as communication. Will this youthful stance finally have to take a back seat in an era of fully air-conditioned cars?
Nature and computers appear to have little in common. If you believe that, you should take a look in the App Store. These days, a veritable cornucopia is available for hikers and bikers.