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Romanian Design Week, Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Wien

THREADS OF TRADITION

Fr 29.09.–Su 8.10.2017

Cocktail 30.09.2017 5pm
Finissage 08.10.2017 8pm

How can we reflect upon the characteristics of the past without falling into the nostalgia trap? The showcase THREADS OF TRADITION presents approaches that simultaneously spotlight Romania’s dynamic new design scene. THREADS OF TRADITION is based on multidisciplinary works of 2016 and 2017 that allude to folkloric traditions and patterns and are notable for their intensive reliance on process, for their appreciation of traditional knowledge, and a pronounced devotion to material. Whether formal or conceptual – the participating designers use tradition for inspiration, relate to the collective past as a nation, or invoke handicraft techniques that are set in new economic and social contexts. The projects on display focus almost exclusively on the production of contemporary wares with local resources by integrating regional communities and their skills and knowledge. Exhibition design by Eliza Yokina.

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