Creative connections

Victor Papanek was part of a larger network advocating design activism in relation to broader social movements which radically altered the United States and Europe in the 1960s and  1970s.

Despite his pioneering role, he too was influences by key architects, social thinkers, designers and theorists of the twentieth century such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and Marshall McLuhan. Yet the role Papanek’s students played in his life and work should not be underestimated: he even dedicated his key work  »Design for the Real World« to them. The exhibition illustrates these creative connections with a large-scale media installation encompassing films, slides, and other audio-visual material from Papanek’s era.