Design Academy Eindhoven presents Moving in Stasis. This unfolding exhibition and public programme revisits and recasts the academy’s master’s graduation projects from 2020. These projects have been in storage for six months, awaiting their moment of display. In collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, 60 works have now been transplanted to Gallery 3 By You.
Launching on 8 March 2021, this hybrid exhibition is accessible online at movinginstasis.com, culminating in a digital public programme from 8-11 April.
The public programme is the third and final act of Moving in Stasis. From Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 April, please join us in unpacking and disentangling various iterations of the graduation projects online. Within this public programme, you can interact with original works by 60 designers, engaging with research, process, and practice in entirely new formats. Through the public broadcasting of these works, Moving in Stasis offers alternative perspectives on a huge variety of topics, from narratology to modalities of care, and craft choreographies to invisible architectures.
Tune into the radio and YouTube live stream for workshops, panel discussions, interviews, film screenings, Q&As, guided tours and performances. View the full programme online on movinginstasis.com.
Moving in Stasis
Moving in Stasis is an exhibition of its own making. Constructed as an evolving set piece and culminating in a digital public programme, participants will occupy a hybrid structure over five weeks, formed in three acts: installation, production and public programme. Entirely curated, designed and developed by the graduates themselves, the exhibition disentangles and re-stages performance, film screenings, objects, writings, radio broadcasts and more. With topics ranging from narratology to modalities of care, and craft choreographies to invisible architectures, viewers and visitors are granted a behind-the-scenes insight into the working processes of 60 designers.
While acknowledging the unexpected disruptions and chains of contingencies that accompany opening an exhibition during the ongoing pandemic, Moving in Stasis offers a dynamic and flexible space for new ideas, collaboration and dialogue. The exhibition utilises the museum as a site for production, functioning as a set for the creation of content that will ultimately be presented in digital space. It marks a collective attempt to move forward, delivering new perspectives on individual practice and the creation of a reflexive, critical space at this moment in time.
About Design Academy Eindhoven
Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is one of the world’s leading design schools, recognised internationally for its forward-thinking and renowned professors, alumni and students. For over 70 years it has trained aspiring designers to make their mark on the future by thinking freely and openly about what design can achieve, consistently exploring design as an instrument of material, social, environmental and critical change. Today, it is home to the shared political values of an inclusive society that embraces diversity, offering an environment where personal perspectives on the world can be translated into meaningful and daring propositions. The hybrid, conceptual, contextual and international approach to design makes DAE’s programmes distinctive.
Over the past few years, the Design Academy Eindhoven’s Graduation Show has become an eagerly anticipated annual event, with each edition drawing tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. Last year, external circumstances pushed the academy to adapt beyond the physical event. Considering the international nature of our graduates, combined with the large scale of the event, it became clear at the eleventh hour that it was no longer feasible to physically host a large-scale graduation show. Amid the unpredictability of the past year, graduate work has, until now, been presented only digitally.