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Teleporting - St Etienne Design Biennale

23rd November 2010

The little known St Etienne Design Biennale is currently taking place. Not on the immediate radar of design festivals like the better-known Dutch and Milan Design weeks, this 10-year-old biennale is making waves.

Different from other tradeshows it is built on exhibitions that show a diverse and intriguing take on design. Pushing boundaries of thinking the exhibitions and the objects/images and projects shown are there to pose questions or to show unexpected visions of the future.

For this year Dunne and Raby have been invited to curate a show under the biennale's theme of Teleportation.

Their exhibition titled ‘Between Reality and the Impossible’ questions the notion of what happens when designers use the language of design to pose questions to transport our imaginations to another place, a parallel universe?

Speculating and imagining a future world where technology plays a different role is typical of the work of Dunne and Raby where they reflect on the trouble that technological innovation brings rather than the shiny satisfied world that the industry portrays.

Looking to such issues as food shortages and evolutionary technologies such as molecular technology, they suggest a future where consumers need to take charge to solve problems.

Using a combination of synthetic biology and new digestive devices they suggest that we may modify ourselves to become Foragers.

Based on the principle of existing splinter groups such as garage biologists and guerilla gardeners the project takes on a future casting DIY thinking to design ‘Microbal stomach Bacteria’ alongside electronic and mechanical devices to forage. These people or hybrids become the new urban foragers.




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