Exhibition format for sustainable design 2006-09
This initiative presented design that contemplates environmental and social impact in all stages of development and product lifecycle. An annual exhibition, showcasing inspiring examples of creative product development, as well as progressive examples of ecological and social awareness.
DesignForFuture showed how design impact is defined not only by materials and shape, but also by exploring uncommon uses and sharing alternative visions on material culture.
Starting in 2006 and held annually until 2009, this was the first exhibition on design in the Algarve region.
The edition of 2009 entitled Cultura Intensiva showed old artifacts of the regional tradition side by side with new proposals, made by the same artisans. A material essay which proposes new continuity to the rich making culture of the Algarve.
For the first time these objects were presented for their design qualities besides ethnographic interest. This provocation launched discussion about the potential for a specific situated design practice in that region.