WHEN: 8 October 2011 - 8 January 2012
WHERE: Object Australian Centre for Design, Project Space
ARTISTS: Haque:Design + Research, Slow Art Collective, Magnificent Revolution Australia and Makeshift
CURATOR: Margaret Farmer
NIEA is pleased to present the exhibition Try This At Home hosted by Object Australian Centre for Australian Design.
Try This At Home will transform Object's Project Space into a cosy yet unusual lounge room which invites audiences to consider the way in which we are each designing the future in our everyday actions. In the products we choose and the resource use patterns of our daily life, we confront the notion that the key material we are designing with is time itself.
Try This At Home will unfold in to public space surrounding Object, and to spaces of the viewer’s own choosing, supported by the exhibition’s online presence: http://wetrythisathome.org/. With the help of viewers’ contributions to this site, the exhibition will perform the ways in which the urban contexts of our homes support or hinder our attempts to live sustainably, identifying opportunities for positive changes to the social and structural fabric of our city.
Try This At Home is the first exhibition in the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded five-year Curating Cities research project, investigating how art and design can effect sustainable urban transformations. Within this research project, the role of Try This At Home is to explore methods of community engagement and participation, with the results to inform future exhibitions.
Try This At Home is an Associated Event of Art & About Sydney 2011, produced by City of Sydney. It is held in conjunction with Curating Cities: Sydney-Copenhagen at Customs House 17 November 2011 - 15 January 2012.