FOOD CULTURE 30 Jun ’12- 13 Jan ’13
Our Wonderwater Cafe project has been invited to be part of Food Culture, an exhibition at Designhuis in the Netherlands. Curated by innovative eating designer Marije Vogelzang, the exhibition presents projects that illustrate the relationship between design and food, showing the role design can play in understanding issues around what and how we eat.
More on Premsela’s website here.
BROMPTON DESIGN DISTRICT, LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 17 – 23 Sept ’12
This year Brompton Design District is stronger than ever. Internatioanlly recognised as one of London’s leading design destinations; the best place to experience great museums, architecture, garden squares, fashion, shopping, resturants, cafes and bars and importantly leading international design brands. Alongside this there is an adventurous programme of temporary events and exhibitions showcasing experimental design, staged in a diverse range of spaces from leading design retailers to intriguing disused premises.
WONDERWATER CAFE KIASMA 22 May – 16 Sept ’12
Wonderwater Café Kiasma at Café Kiasma in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
Wonderwater Café Kiasma is a part of Helsinki World Design Capital 2012. A pop-up even designed to raise awareness of the water footprint and encourage us to think about the impact of what we eat on local and global water resources.
HELSINKI 4 Feb ’12
Wonderwater Frozen Lights, our first Wonderwater project in Helsinki, is an installation of ice lanterns in Helsinki’s Senate Square to mark the Open Doors Weekend of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. Alongside lanterns by renowned designers, everyone is invited to participate. To raise awareness of the water footprint, the lanterns visualise the daily water usage per person in Finland.
Event details on Facebook
More on the project here
‘HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU EAT?’ TALK 24 Nov ’11
That’s not a typo. It takes about 3000 L of water to produce our daily food ration, about 1000 times what we need for drinking. Jane was invited to talk at the ‘If Conference’ organised by Intelligence Squared.
View the video here
More on Intelligence Squared here
WONDERWATER CAFE AT TIAN HAI, BEIJING DESIGN WEEK27 Sept – 2 Oct ’11
The first wonderwater event takes place during Beijing Design Week. The pop-up cafe will take over an existing Chinese restaurant, Tian Hai. It is designed to raise awareness of the water footprint and to promote debate around the value of water whilst making us think about the impact of what we eat on local and global consumption.
Wonderwater at Tian Hai is a prelude to wonderwater in Helsinki 2012, an all-year project on water and designing for a sustainable future for the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012.
Wonderwater cafe, curated by Jane Withers and Kari Korkman, produced by Aalto University.
More about Wonderwater Cafe in Beijing
SURFACE TENSION: THE FUTURE OF WATER AT THE SCIENCE GALLERY DUBLIN 20 Oct ’11 – 20 Jan ’12
Disposable and sacred; a source of healing and a source of conflict, water is a tempestuous and increasingly urgent theme. This major exhibition, co-curated by Ralph Borland, Michael John Gorman, Bruce Misstear and Jane Withers, will attempt to address the issues surrounding the future of water through innovations, inventions, artworks and artifacts that reveal the different ways water is used and perceived.
The exhibition will travel to New York where it will be shown at Eyebeam Center during the World Science Festival from May 30th to June 3rd and stay on for two months after that. More about Eyebeam here.
The exhibition catalogue can be purchased here.
ERNESTO BONES 21 Sept – 3 Oct ’11
Ab Rogers’ wonderful project, Ernesto Bones, is off to Beijing for Beijing Design Week. His story will be told in the courtyard buildings of No.7 Zhujia Hutong south of Tiananmen Square. Jane contributed ‘The Hour Before Midnight’ (in which Mr Bones takes a bath…).
BROMPTON DESIGN DISTRICT, LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL22 – 25 September ’11
Now in its 4th year, Brompton Design District promises a strong line up with an international focus. A pop-up programme of experimental design events will see the colonizing of a series of unexpected venues around Brompton by designers including Flock, OKAY Studio and the Marion Friedmann Gallery.
EVERYDAYDUTCH AT SELFRIDGES
24 Feb – 27 March ’11
Dutch design has been in the spotlight for over a decade but what makes it so compelling? EverydayDutch curated by Jane Withers at Selfridges proposes that at its core is the ability to bring imagination to ‘everydayness’. Part installation, part temporary shop: alongside concepts by five recent graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven, EverydayDutch showcases works by designers including Aldo Bakker, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek and Jo Meesters that reinvent everyday things.
EverydayDutch Project Review
LIGHT MATTERS AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
29 September ’10
Jane and lighting expert Jonathan Speirs are keynote speakers at the publication launch of Light Volumes, Dark Matters by Claudia Dutson, at the Royal College of Art in association with the Megaman Charity Trust.
18-26 September ’10
As consultants to Brompton Design District, now in its 4th year, we are delighted that this year’s programme is stronger than ever – a creative design hub where experimental thinking and innovative retail meet.
Visit SuperNatural, a food and design event celebrating the new rurbanism by StudioToogood at the Brompton Garage, North Terrace, SW3 2B
MONACELLI PRESS ’09
Jane contributed the introductory essay to the monograph on leading American architect Annabelle Selldorf – recognised for projects from important historic renovations to a 20 storey Manhattan tower.
IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS,
FESTIVAL AT THE V&A
19 Sept -
18 Oct ’09
Camping amid amazing furniture in the darkened Jones Gallery at the V&A, In Praise of Shadows explores new European lighting design, the potential of low-energy and alternative energy sources, and how we think about light and darkness.
IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS
AT THE V&A
23 September ’09
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, V&A. A discussion to accompany In Praise of Shadows with practitioners and experts exploring the impact of regulation change.
15 – 19 September ’08
An exhibition staged in a guerrilla shop in South Kensington showing how design can be used to bring symbolism, sensuality and meaning to flowers.
1% WATER AT Z33 26 Jun – 28 Sept ’08
The first exhibition of the 1% Water project was held at Z33 in Belgium – an exploration of our relation to water, ideas that are shaping current change, and how this is being translated in designs and concepts that pave the way to a sustainable future.
1% Water at Z33 visual tour
International Herald Tribune
A BOOK OF WONDER SELFRIDGES ’07
A cyclopaedic and illustrated volume of arcane, modern and commonplace wonders.
AT SELFRIDGES ’08
An exhibition in Selfridges Wonder Wall of four young designers with very different takes on nature and the boundaries between nature and artifice.