22.09.23 – 21.01.24
Mining Photography. The Ecological Footprint of Image Production
Ever since its invention, photography has relied on the extraction and exploitation of natural resources. In the 19th century these were salt, copper and silver, in the age of digital photography and smartphones, image production requires rare earths and other metals.
24.11.23 – 12.05.24
Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects
Mistakes occur, accidents happen, things get damaged. This is part of our everyday experience, and we learn to use various strategies to cope with imperfection. Errors also crop up in the material world of design and manufacturing, because of poor decisions and carelessness, technical deficiencies and design faults, or the intractable nature of the materials themselves. The consequences are ranging from minor blemishes right through to disastrous production failures.