United Micro Kingdoms (UmK) - A Design Fiction  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH AUGUST 2013

ADDRESS
, 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 2YD
 
 
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Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.45pm, Last admission 5.15pm
 
PRICES
£11 (Adults), £10 (Concessions), £7 (Students)
 

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United Micro Kingdoms (UmK) - A Design FictionThe Design Museum begins its 2013 programme with an exhibition which presents a fictional future for the United Kingdom, as imagined by designers and educators Dunne & Raby, a London based design studio established in 1994 by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby. Through the exhibition, entitled United Micro Kingdoms (UmK) - A Design Fiction, the duo - both professors: Dunne at the Royal College of Art in London; and Raby at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna - use 'live laboratories' to challenge the way we live. Everything from industrial design to transport systems, science and politics is used to provoke debate around the potential of design.

 

About Design Museum

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. More about Design Museum

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United Micro Kingdoms (UmK) - A Design Fiction  image courtesy of Dunne & Raby  

   
United Micro Kingdoms (UmK) - A Design Fiction - image courtesy of Dunne & Raby

United Micro Kingdoms (UmK) - A Design Fiction image courtesy of Dunne & Raby 


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