ExperimentaDesign Biennale, Time as a Design Mechanism
Cultural critic Paul Virilio has said that the speed at which something occurs can change its very nature; moreover, what happens quicker will always dominate the slower. In this sense, the creation and subsequent circulation of ideas is dependent on the speed of distribution. We’ve seen this come into play with the rise of the blogosphere as a primary source for information, and the subsequent move of print media to digital.
ExperimentaDesign is an international design, architecture and creativity biennale that addresses this very affect of time– more specifically speed and acceleration–on design. Opening on September 9th in Lisbon, the biennale is divided into 4 distinct exhibitions: Quick, Quick, Slow; Pace of Design; Lapse in Time; and Timeless.