In the summer of 2012, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen started Design Column: a series of presentations for which current affairs provide the inspiration for the theme. Every three months, a subject from the news will be singled out in Design Column.
Design Column # 1 is entitled Micro Impact; it was provoked by the discussion that broke out around the publication by the Erasmus Medical Centre of its study into avian influenza. The first in the series of Design Columns concentrates on microscopic life. Thanks to research it is possible to gain more knowledge of the smallest components of life, which in turn inspires designers to develop new applications and forms of expression. All the works in the exhibition are to do with microscopic life.
Boijmans@PICNIC: in discussion with...
Design Column is not only intended as a presentation, but also invites reaction and conversation. September 18th, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg gave some background to her study. She suggested that the biotechnological revolution is one of the most important changes of the twenty-first century. The lecture and discussion will took place at the PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam. More information is available at the PICNIC website.
Design in Boijmans
This exhibition is part of the ‘Design in Boijmans’ programme. This summer design has been spotlighted in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. With the renewed arrangement of the museum collection and several design exhibitions, in 2012 a lot of attention is paid to design in the museum.