After only two previous events, Design City Luxembourg Biennial, produced in collaboration with the MUDAM, the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, is devoted to the question of design in public areas and its integration in everyday life ( from 23rd April to 15th June 2014).
Organized by the MUDAM in collaboration with the City of Luxembourg, Design City 2014 Luxembourg is focused on design in public spaces and develops the theme Into the process. Design City leads to two main exhibitions (Never for money, always for love at the MUDAM and Into the process at the Kinnekswiss municipal park), a market for designers, conferences, a Design Academy, and Off or fringe events in the town. ‘The Design City Biennial is a laboratory for ideas, a tool for promotion and a platform for experimentation for designers to participate in the development of the town, resumed Anna Loporcaro, a design curator at the MUDAM.
The first exhibition Never For Money, Always For Love focuses on the specific exchange relationship between Luxembourg and Portugal: a critical examination of means of production through the work of 13 designers, which integrate a critical and responsible approach to their design practice, reinventing the means of creation and production. The second main event, Into the process, is an off-site exhibition in the city, especially designed for the Kinnekswiss municipal park: social design and architecture meet in order to offer different solutions to sustain this green lung and to bring about solutions to concrete uses.
Design City 2014 also offers a programme of conferences and a Marketplace for Creators, as well as a fringe itinerary with designers, city retailers and partner institutions.