The future needs a new relationship with making. A forward-thinking, backward-looking, sideways-stepping kind of making. A making born of the imaginative use of skills. Something like fixing. The Future of Fixing is an open source exhibition and program that promotes engagement with making and repair. It is a call for integrating fixing in our day to day life and for reflecting on attitudes to fixing in the future.
The exhibition will feature fifteen international and national design studios and artists whose work addresses the concept of repair, either through fixing things, materials, process, systems, or attitudes. CCCD’s gallery will also include a Maker Library where visitors can seek further inspiration and information about fixing and a hands-on Fixshop where visitors can take their fixing knowledge and put it into practice.
Featured Design Studios and Artists: A Parede (Berlin, Germany), Amy Twigger Holroyd (Leeds, UK), Fixperts (London, UK), Hans Stofer (London, UK), Humade (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Micaella Pedros (London, UK), Michael Swaine (Seattle, Washington, USA), Nathan Lynch (San Francisco, California, USA), Re-do Studio (Paris, France), ReKindle (Christchurch, New Zealand), Studio Swine (London, UK), Sugru (London, UK), The Great Recovery, Royal Society of Arts (London, UK), The Polyfloss Factory (London, UK), Unfold (Antwerp, Belgium), Woolfiller (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The Future of Fixing was originally created by From-Now-On and adapted and curated by Marilyn Zapf of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
CCCD’s Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Of 54 applications received, three Curatorial Fellowship teams have been selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, during the 2017 exhibition season. The Curatorial Fellows will work with CCCD staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.