Focusing on the first two decades of the current millennium it becomes apparent that a backdrop of various transformations has affected design as a discipline. Analysing its current configuration, Millennials – New Millennium Design
was conceived based on the idea of a map. The idea was to draw up a map of communication design from three points of view, focusing on intentions (motivations, themes and values), processes (method, authorship) and the ways in which projects come to life. The selection process for the projects presented and their related curatorial concepts were intended to produce an open critical reading of contemporary communication design. As though map and territory were interchangeable, the intention was to allow visitors to experience coming closer, engaging them with projects where design shows itself, through some specifically contemporary characteristic, like a mediation process that is inseparable from the technological, economic, cultural and political circumstances that are its setting.
PARTICIPANTS: ARK.Amsterdam; Center for Future Publishing; Clemens Brück; Daniel Sousa; Demian Conrad; Foundland Collective; Henrique Nascimento & Erik Vlemmix; inhabitants-tv.org; Ira Ivanova; João Castro, to the unkown; João Miranda; Lyft Creative Studio; Martin Gnadt, Pascal Schönegg, Denis Yilmaz; Oupas! Design; Rita Matos; Serafim Mendes & Mecha Studio; Studio Formafantasma; Tomba Lobos; Trapped in Suburbia by courtesy of Graphic Matters.
Graphic Design Atelier d'Alves
Exhibition Project Tiago Casanova
19.09—17.11.2019 | opening 10 pm
Galeria Municipal, Porto