Disegno Announcement

2°C Communicating Climate Change


11 September 2015

Disegno, Universal Design Studio and The Aram Gallery are proud to announce an exhibition that reimagines the climate change campaign.

As part of this year’s London Design Festival, The Aram Gallery will host 2°C, an exhibition that invites leading practitioners from across design disciplines to reconsider the public communication of climate change.

Devised by Disegno magazine, the exhibition has been designed by award-winning architects and interior designer Universal Design Studio and curated by The Aram Gallery’s Riya Patel.

The exhibition features original work by designers Dominic Wilcox, Ilona Gaynor, Maria Blaisse, Marjan van Aubel, Ross Lovegrove, Neri&Hu, Parsons & Charlesworth, PearsonLloyd, Sam Baron and Universal Design Studio.

2°C argues that design has a valuable contribution to make to the climate change debate. Presenting models, photography, graphics and objects, the exhibition will show provocative and thought-provoking proposals for how design could change public understanding of the issues surrounding global warming.

There has never been a more pressing time to discuss climate change. In November 2015 the United Nations will host its 21st Climate Change Conference, which aims reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that global temperature change does not rise above 2°C, a threshold at which catastrophic climate change will take place. At the current rate of warming, global temperatures will increase by 4 or 5°C by the end of the century.

2°C asks what role design might play in reshaping this future. Could design affect the way we understand the danger confronting us? How can a familiar story be presented in a new way?

The exhibition accompanies and extends a feature of the same name in Disegno No.9, the latest issue of Disegno magazine. Disegno No.9 launches during the London Design Festival during the exhibition’s private view. The exhibition is also accompanied by a microsite launching on 21 September 2015.