Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design

in C-Mine, Genk (BE)

Can design make a difference? According to designer and activist Victor J. Papanek (1923 – 1998) this was not a question but a necessity. His book “Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Design” was published in 1970, but fifty years later it is still hyper-actual. He pleads for design for the “real world”, which offers an answer to social equality, inclusiveness and sustainability. The exhibition is more than a retrospective of Papanek’s life and work. In the visually appealing expo, you will also discover many examples of young, contemporary social designers.


For more information or tickets, visit the C-Mine website.

10.03 to 24.05.20

An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum and the Barcelona Design Museum in collaboration with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna. Presentation in Genk organized by C-mine design centre with the support of Z33 – House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture.

Virtual tour through the expo