We are product consuming junkies choking our planet with products. ‘Value Futures’ investigates how to push the lifespan of products, challenging our addiction for the ‘new’ and bending economic models. Is there a cure for our addiction for the new? How can designers influence the value of products over time?
A Design discourse programme in collaboration with the Master Industrial Design of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and design critic Ed van Hinte present the first results of the scenarios being developed to cultivate product value over time. Come and join the presentations and discussion with scientists, designers and design critics and students on Value Futures: How to cultivate product value over time.
In Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Museum of Architecture, Design and Digital Culture shows temporary exhibitions with a recurring theme of innovation. In other words: the museum examines the designed world and how it is constantly being changed by new technologies, new ideas and shifting social priorities. The presentation, Surprising Finds from the Collection, can also be viewed. Its exhibits are regularly changed and include extraordinary drawings, photographs, objects and models from the extensive archives of Het Nieuwe Instituut.