During Stockholm’s Design Week 9—14 February, Underverk collaborated with experience designer Pomme van Hoof and presented KIOSK, a one-week programme showcasing different projects every day of the week by artists and designers who work with so called “intangibles”.
You may find yourself thinking, “what is this place?”, as KIOSK offered something new every day of the week. People were encouraged to stop by and find out for themselves. To look, listen, touch, wonder, taste, and talk to us.
Tuesday — Friday 12:00-14:00, 17:00-19:00
Saturday — Sunday 14:00-18:00
We noticed that the shift from a more industrial and product based design to the more critical, social oriented and experience based design is something still underrepresented in Stockholm, especially during the Design Week. Three years ago Underverk took it as a challenge to fill the void and started to present alternative design meetings during the design week. With this year’s collaboration and initiative; KIOSK, broadened the general understanding of the field of Experience Design and gave it a place alongside the more traditional categories in which the public has understood design to be for a long time.
The presented projects initiated a conversation around the role of design. They lifted you up from a familiar situation (going to your local kiosk) to one that sparked the imagination of how things can be. They dealt with pushing the threshold of everyday habits and alter existing perceptions, the mundane, the stimulation of new ideas and the act of getting people out of their comfort zones.
A selected group of talented artists and designers took over the kiosk for one day of the week, transforming it into an installation, a happening, an agency, a ritual, a starting point, a place for trade or whatever they chose it to be. The projects all told different stories, and played with the perception of our five senses.
Ayhan Aydin and Josefin Vargö: Taste the Change of Frequencies
Present-Futures: Future Fortunes’ – Planning For Chance
Lundahl and Seitl: My Voice Shall Now Come From the Other Side of the Room
(an individual 20 minute experience, book in advance by emailing email@example.com)
Angela Woda: Intangible Realty
Tove Skeidsvoll: The Peripheral Project
Image: Graphic design by Ateljé Andrejs Ljunggren
Photos: Lisa Irvall