Moscow Design Museum with support from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Rostec Corporation presents the exhibition Discovering Utopia at the inaugural London Design Biennale 2016. For the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union Russia participates in such a high-level international event focused on design.
The first London Design Biennale will be held at Somerset House Sept. 7-27, 2016, bringing design installations and exhibitions from thirty seven countries and is expected to be attended by over 100,000 visitors. The Biennale will host special events featuring leading industrial designers, business representatives, and authorities from member countries.
The exhibition Discovering Utopia will introduce visitors of the Biennale to the never-before-seen records of Soviet design. Reconstructing an information storage system used in post-war Soviet scientific research institutes the exhibition will show unique archives of 1960-1980’s designs from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition is conceived as a single installation featuring light boxes with digitized images of projector slides capturing the realized and unrealized design projects by Soviet designers, shots of exhibitions and conferences held by VNIITE, day-to-day activities in a Soviet design studio.
Russia Beyond The Headlines is media partner of the exhibition.