The Austrian Pavilion at this year's London Design Biennale presents an interactive laser installation by Process – Studio for Art and Design, Vienna, commissioned by the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.
This ambitious project is dedicated to supporting climate activism via a website that can be accessed when visiting the installation at Somerset House in London from 2 to 27 June 2021. The interactive laser installation is supplemented by five large-format prints showing the data set, the evolution of the visual output, numerous combinations of the CLIMATE CARE vocabulary, a token in use and – in the form of a manifesto – the TERMS OF CARE.
‘It is high time to face up to the challenge. In our global and digitalized society, design is capable of crossing borders and building bridges between cultures. Design can positively influence behaviours and change societies. We can evolve our attitudes and improve our lives if new ideas find resonance and are adopted and shared by every individual. The MAK TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, advocates a holistic ecosocial approach and engages with civil society. The Austrian contribution at Somerset House in London.is a participatory project that fundamentally supports our engagement for climate care, our participation in Museums for Future in the context of Fridays for Future, our museum’s attitude and self-image, and further advances our agenda.'
- Christoph Thun-Hohenstein
General Director and Artistic Director, MAK – Museum of Applied Arts.