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Salone del Milan 2016

Exhibition location:
Laundry House, Via Cletto Arrighi 10, Lambrate Milan

 


To touch is to feel physically and sense emotionally. We live in a world where our sense of touch is too often numbed, negated, vilified and sexualized. Touch Base, a Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition curated by Ilse Crawford and the academy’s creative director Thomas Widdershoven, explores the power of tactility in human life.
 

Touch Base explores the counter-movement that many of our students are shaping in response to the empowering, but overwhelming presence of technology and digitalism. It reveals their hunger for a more tactile surrounding in an era where screens, apps, texts, games and email dictate how we live and communicate.

Behavioral psychologists argue that touch is more than just an optional sensation, it is a basic human need, and perhaps even the essence of life. Without touch we are left vulnerable - physically unsure and emotionally insecure. Stripped of a strong link to our physicality, our existence becomes little more than a series of preferences.

"Tactility is a political, a human and a social statement,"

- Thomas Widdershoven.

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Design Academy Eindhoven welcomes journalists and media representatives, and invites them to cover this show at Salone del Mobile 2016!

Exhibition location:
Laundry House, Via Cletto Arrighi 10, Lambrate Milan

Dates:
Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th April

Opening times:
12th to 16th April: 10:00 to 20:00
Wednesday 13th April: 10:00 to 22:00
Sunday 17th April: 10:00 to 18

Opening party:
Wednesday 13th april, 2pm

Breakfast Talks:
13th, 14th and 15th April from 10:00 to 11:00
Free admission (in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL)
Line-up of international speakers to be announced