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Change the System

from October 14 2017 until January 14 2018

Mycelium Chair, Eric Klarenbeek One-to-One (R. Mariz), Elisa van Joolen, 2017 Precious Plastics, flowerpot, Dave Hakkens Victor&Rolf, Vagebond of broken dreams, foto Team Peter Stigter

Between 14 October 2017 and 14 January 2018 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is staging 'Change the System', a design exhibition about the power of creative minds to drive change, which is needed more than ever to tackle global issues and threats. The exhibition addresses three significant subjects that are putting our liveable society under pressure: scarcity, conflict and harmony. 'Change the System' is more than an exhibition - it is also a manifesto. A special feature of 'Change the System' is that the designers make new work or experiment in the museum’s Change the System Labs.

Power to drive change

With Change the System Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen acknowledges the power to drive change. In the design world there is a growing focus on issues related to scarcity, sustainability of the ecosystem, conflict and social inequality. Today's designers visualize the changes, generate insight into situations, develop new concepts and analyze them critically. The exhibition shows works of more than fifty designers as Eric Klarenbeek, Dave Hakkens, Iris van Herpen, Jólan van der Wiel, Boyan Slat and Christien Meinderstma. 

Change the System Labs 

Change the System! contains more than highlights of contemporary design. In the Change the System Labs eight designers develop new work or carry out experiments, and they can actively involve visitors. In several different design projects we call on visitors to get actively involved.

#ChangeChallenge

Via the Change the System Challenge Boijmans als asks visitors to join us, inspired by the projects in the exhibition and in the Change the System Labs. We appeal to your own sense of responsibility to make a small change your behaviour. Visitors can show whether they respond to this call by sharing a photograph or video with #ChangeChallenge.