Cutting-edge international designers explore how objects can embody the element of time in this poetic exhibition. Garments that grow, trees that sing, and objects that become their own miniature worlds encapsulate nature’s growth and decay.

Innovative studios in Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States are breaking boundaries and pushing design ideas into the 21st century. Part conceptual art, part sculpture, part real-world solutions, Design by Time is unlike any exhibition you have seen.

Organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared.


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How Beautiful Design Thinking May Just Save the World

Putting the exhibition in broader perspective, Curator Catherine Walworth discusses the landscape of international design exhibitions, the idea of obsolescence, and how beauty is the missing ingredient if we’re going to solve anything. This lecture highlights several designers who focus on the environment in elegantly surprising ways or who harness the power of nature to create objects.