Cosmos. Design from Here and Beyond
Black holes, dark matter, nebulae, exoplanets, gravitational waves, the Big Bang, the multiverse… The countless cosmic objects and phenomena that make up our universe are sources of inspiration for literature, music, visual and performing arts… Design is no exception to this fascination. This first exhibition unveils the work of designers who have, in conceptual, technical or poetic ways, questioned the architecture of the universe and the hidden laws of physics that govern it.
Terra. Designing our Planet
The second exhibition reverses the perspective. Here, in keeping with the second Copernican revolution, we look at our planet from space. The exhibition examines the techno-scientific promises of absolute control and manipulation of our planet, inherited from the Age of Enlightenment and largely accelerated by the industrial revolution and, more recently, geoengineering. Has Earth become a design object, an artefact that humans can measure, control, and even modify? This exhibition takes stock of a stance that has existed since humans settled: design on our planet.