designforum Steiermark
We Are Here, Now!
25.05.2018 – 16.06.2018
Graz, Österreich
In this exhibition, we question ourselves as designers, producers, thinkers, doers and as world citizens—where do we want to be and how do we get there?

We Are Here, Now
We question our role as designers
We are eager to solve problems
We let go of the logical path
We embrace differences
We observe our surroundings
We offer new perspectives
We are Dutch
We try
We do
We make
We are here, now!

As designers we are eager to solve problems. We are aware of what surrounds us and strive to push the boundaries that will bring us closer to a world of our own making. To achieve this goal we must sometimes let go of the logical path in order to clear the way for new perspectives. The solutions we create are informed by the observation of our surroundings, the people we work with, and an understanding of the resources we design for. We are Dutch designers and look at the world from a down-to-earth perspective. We respect, but also rethink and reimagine what is already here. We embrace the differences that bring us together, offering beauty in the uncommon and unexpected.

To build our world we search, we try, we do, we make.
We are here, now. Join us!

The exhibition ‘We Are Here, Now‘ showcases work by Dutch designers who represent a new generation of emerging designers; a generation that is motivated by the impact of their work on the world. The works presented in this exhibition are not the all-encompassing answers, but part of a larger and more sustainable way of thinking about the world that—if embraced by the whole of society—would help us move forward. So let’s start here and now!


In cooperation with: Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands

Curated by: Studio Lotte Douwes, Dries van Wagenberg

Exhibition design: Hofmeijer Dekker Ontwerpers

Designers: Arvid&Marie, Sheltersuit, Chloe Rutzerveld, Collectie Veenhuizen, Studio UNITT and Thomas Trum, Gewildgroei, Martijn van Strien, Mirjam de Bruijn, Overtreders W & Bureau SLA, Studio Simone Post, Somnox, Super Local, Tom van Soest

Exhibition opening: May 25 | 19.00
Please register at:
Duration: until June 16
Opening hours: Tue – Sat | 13.00 – 19.00
designforum Steiermark | Andreas-Hofer-Platz 17, 8010 Graz

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