Case Study: Critical Design | CrD - Push Exhibition - Sugar
Push! Upheaval! Focal points! Vanishing lines! - Exhibition and talks on "Art in Times of Change". A bundle of statements on art in the field of conflict, war, crisis. The supporting programme was focusing on moderated and spontaneous discussions on topics and questions such as: Can art build bridges between cultures and religions? What can art achieve? Given the current world situation, shouldn't one do something more meaningful than art?
This class project ‘Pandora’s Kitchen’ was the contribution of the Design Management students as part of the Push Exhibition. ‘Pandora’s Kitchen’ has been split into different contributions. Within Critical Design, our team assessed sugar as the leading issue.
We percept sugar through taste and flavour, which are “sweet”. Although most of us know that sugar can cause harm to health, we just cannot stop consuming it. We assume this is because the knowledge of the danger of sugar is obscured by the actual taste experience. But what if we try to affect another sense — the sense of touch? We all are familiar with the clammy feeling of sticky hands after holding a piece of chocolate or cake. Thus, we reveal the dangerous and unpleasant nature of sugar by touching it — and evoke a negative feeling of sugar: now one can imagine how sticky and actually gross sugar must feel in one’s stomach. The team installation ‘Society’s Best’ is our contribution to the critical Push Exhibition.