AboutStarting as a work of fiction, design is always oriented towards a possible future; a community of users that have yet to exist; it forecasts human desires and asserts solutions. As a contrast, disorder illustrates a state of entropy, disease and unpredictability a negative diagnosis of a symptom or state of play. This exhibition brings these two definitions together revealing the ethical and behavioural implications of a future defined by engineering and science . From the recycling of urine into whisky to the simulation of phantom limbs, Designed Disorder radically inquires into how we behave, mass consume, self medicate and travel, making the design of human experience an altogether uncomfortable encounter.
Presented as part of the Abandon Normal Devices Festival (AND). AND will take place from 1 7 Oct 2010 in Manchester, Cheshire and Online.
AND is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games and forms part of WE PLAY, the Northwest cultural legacy project.
With support from Manchester Science Festival, which runs from 23 - 31 October 2010 and will be celebrating the international year of biodiversity.