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publicly for the first time, MATTER of COURSE, a new Berlin-based
female design collective, opens BALANCING ACTS – a pop up exhibition
celebrating the value of collaboration and finding balance in
contemporary life. The exhibition is curated in collaboration with Anava
Projects and will take place from 11-13 September at Friends Space in
as six vignettes, each playful installation includes stacked,
suspended, and juxtaposed works by multiple designers from the 11-person
collective. The furniture, lighting, textiles, carpets, and accessories
are composed together to express the values that drew these diverse
creatives together in the first place: there is strength, poetry, and
joy in collaboration, offering a support structure to share ideas,
struggles, and experiences.
exhibition, at the same time, serves as a reflection of the designers’
commitment to finding balance: between the needs of individuals versus
collectives; between personal and professional responsibilities, between
form, color, and material; between feeling gratitude for what is given
and the striving to innovate, experiment, and grow.
designers are all guided by a deep respect for our ecological and
social environment, each presenting strong, individual points of view
while honoring the delicate and courageous act of coming together,
wherever you are, whoever you are.
Curators: Anna Carnick & Wava Carpenter – Anava Projects
Location: Friends Space by Friends of Friends, Berlin
Photographer: Anne Deppe