CounterPoint is a project space in a former supermarket in Reykjavik, with installations, debates and events with works from participants from the Iceland Academy of The Arts and Brown University.
Curated by Thomas Pausz and Erik Deluca.
Can we imagine design works allowing for opposites, misunderstandings, debates? How does the keyword ´counter´ relate to design practice?
In times of new populisms, a growing number is seeking easy answers to complex situations. How can designers celebrate contradictions, counter-readings , uncertainty and polyphony?
During Design March Festival 2019, CounterPoints creates an archipelago of installations, platforms, performances and play-spaces. We are inviting organisations and groups of designers to create installations and short interventions around the concept of ´counter´ designing and design for debate: CounterSchools / Counterprojects / CounterNarratives / Sandpit Debates / CounterWeighing / CounterProductive practices.
Our ´counter´ space is itself a former local supermarket in Reykjavik: the ex local Viðir at the end of Hringbraut, itself a former Byko Hardware Store.
Counter Curators: Thomas Pausz & Erik Deluca
Full Participants List:
MA Design Explorations
Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir, Sigga Sigga , Elín Margot, Valerio Digg, Asta þorisdóttir.
Ziyi Feng, Argitxu Etxe, Malgorzata Kowasz, Sveinn Steinar Benediktsson, Maria Li, Dea Bach Dahl, Torfi Fannar Gunnarsson, Lu Li, Anna Mimi Jäger, Thomas Pausz, Garðar Eyjolfsson, Kolbrun Þora Löve, Sam Rees.
Erik Deluca, Marlène Huissoud, Gudrun Eriksen Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Hubert Gromny, Alex Hanesworth, Jesper Pedersen & Berglind Maria Tomasdóttir & LHI Music Composition students, Kjartan Óli Guðmundsson
The vinnustofa – Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík
Ingi Hrafn Stefánsson Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir Gígja Garðarsdóttir Sigurður Reynir Ármannsson Guðmundur Stefán Guðm. Sindri Ploder Glódís Erla Ólafsdóttir Lára Lilja Gunnarsdóttir Atli Már Indriðason Valdimar Leó Vesterdal Vilmundur Örn Gunnarsson Kolbeinn Jón Magnússon Ásdís Henný Pálsdóttir Ásgeir Ísak Kristjánsson
Brown University Students
Bill Barry, Caleb Clarke, Nicole Comella, Stephen Crocker, Aicha Enouiti, Afi Goncalves, Elana Hausknecht, Oren Karp, Zach Ngin, Briana Nunez, Gio Santiago, Babette Thomas, Emma Vecchione, Christine Wang, Zachary Zuckerman