Cometabolism Studio, Research Studio for Design Arts
September 16,2021 / 17:00-20:20
About The Event
Anthroposophy is a human-oriented spiritual philosophy that speaks to the basic deep questions of humanity, postulating that human beings, nature and the cosmos are interdependent and interrelated. It constitutes the underlying theme of this talk – how to view the act of ‘design’ from the perspective of authentic ‘human beings’. According to anthropologist E.O. Wilson, authenticity only emerges when we remove ‘the shield of a system-created landscape and form a direct connection with the real world that has always existed – nature’. X Museum invited the designer and researcher Zhang Ning and the artist Yang Yacheng to share the function of design in different social and spatial environments: from furniture and installation to print and new media; from large-scale industrial and product design to artistic productions. The speakers discussed how individual design practices allow us to recognise the dignity of the ‘real human person’.