Superpower Design

Group show | Superpower Design

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Ever faster, stronger, more beautiful, more intelligent, the cult of individual performance has taken hold in a technological society where the body seems increasingly to be seen as an improvable tool. As a species, humans have always adapted to their environment, but the demands on their performance are increasingly sophisticated and rapidly changing.

In the contemporary technological and digital world, design is a tool for thinking and creating about improving our physical, intellectual and emotional capabilities. But this involvement raises a series of medical, ethical, social and philosophical questions. Indeed, this desire to go beyond one’s biological limits is part of a cultural and social context and reflects a way of making society that it is important to question. After having shaped the world around us, what is the role of the designer in a society that wants to make us super-human?

with Didier Faustino, Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai, Jann Choy, Minwook Paeng, Bruno Aubert, Susanna Hertrich, Morgan Chen, Natalie Kerres, Zygintas Papartis, Govert Flint, Filippo Nassetti and Vincenzo Reale, Kuang-Yi Ku, Michael Verleyen, Iga Weglinska, Jann Choy, MHOX and Marc Sapetti.

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Curated by Benjamin Stoz

24.03.2024 to 25.08.2024
Centre d’innovation et de design au Grand Hornu
– featuring »Jacobson’s Fabulous Olfactometer«
https://collections.cid-grand-hornu.be/en/expositions/superpower-design