Speculative Design Archive
Design for an exposition in ‘Het Nieuwe Instituut’ (the New Institute).
With a temporary archive installation, Het Nieuwe Instituut speculates on the possible contents of an archive for design and digital culture from the Netherlands. Who will save what – and how, and why – for future generations? Together with its visitors, Speculative Design Archive uncovers the value of both acknowledged masterpieces and forgotten treasures.
The installation follows the entire archival process: collecting, storing, arranging and describing items, reconstructing their origins and determining their value and significance.