Curated by: Amit Gupta & Pramiti Madhavji
Rewind to late October…a meeting over a Kejriwal Toast at The Willingdon Club in Mumbai, between Amit Gupta (Founder & Curator, STIR) and Pramiti Madhavji (Founder, The Blue Pencil Design Company), where they get chatting about STIR-ring up the design scene with, “Let’s do something different at the helm of New Year…”
The timing here was just right…it was nearly the end of the year, and like us, there are many who want to know the stories we tell. Excited one thinks, “What is 2019 going to be like for me?” Pessimistic or optimistic, the curiosity angle always gets the better of us in these matters. With this at the top of our mind, the conversation took a design route on the future and morphed into what we call today ‘Materiology’ – where a series of designers use variegated materials to define their abstract of what the future holds.
Creating unique installations, the designers tell their stories through their selected materials, connecting the dots of the nuances of its applied nature and what it can predict in coming times. Using fibre, texture, grains, coarseness, malleability, tactility etc, the creatives weave and narrate an expression that they, ‘the stars’ (our selected group of designers) foretell about what the future means to them and how others could relate to it.
These artworks convey a narrative influenced by –
- Changing ecological ecosystems
- Shifting human behaviour
- Psychological/physiological adaption of the built environment
- Socio-political environments
- Intervention of technologies like AI Materiology intends to captivate the audience with a unique theme that transcends the boundaries of current trends and takes them to a new dimension! The Future to us is…seeing things in a different light. What is it to you?
What happens when tomorrow becomes today?