A thing that pretends to be something else. A thing that stops us from living together in harmony. A thing that destroys or angers, or is unshapely or unpleasant. The exhibition UNDING (the non-thing) brings together every possible antithesis of the thing, with the aim of self-critically questioning some of the design scene’s more dubious practices. What is the use of design that doesn’t please? Is design that frightens more effective? And haven’t we reached the point at which the best design decision is the decision not to produce anything at all? If we want to understand the UNDING, we have to understand the thing (das DING). And this is why there’s no better place for this exhibition than the premises of the community Design in Gesellschaft (DING) in Vienna’s 20th district. In the third exhibition that they have staged as part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the group presents numerous design positions that challenge the limits of good taste and the expectations that we place on design.