Today was a rare day off so we headed over to The Future Laboratory to catch up with our friends Martin Raymond and Chris Sanderson over lunch - such a fantastic building with a great creative energy and always plenty going on. If you want to know more about the way the world is heading, The Future Lab is the place to find out.
Next it was over to the Barbican to see Song Dong’s Waste Not followed by Bauhaus: Art as Life. These two shows couldn’t be more different – one being the accumulated refuse of one house over five decades, the other analysing the phenomenal work generated during 14 short years by some of the most accomplished creative minds of the 20th century. At the same time, they both hold equal relevance to the world we live in today.
The Chinese adage, ‘wu jin qi yong’ meaning ‘waste not’ was understood to be a prerequisite for survival. This is something that we in the modern world are still trying to come to terms with. At the other end of the scale, the pieces on display at the Bauhaus exhibition remind us how much the world we live in today can be linked back to ideas they conceived during the interwar years, some 80 years ago.
Tomorrow, Clerkenwell Design Week, Day 1!
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