Special Project

Visions for 2017: Muf Architecture/Art


26 December 2016

After the annus horribilis of 2016, what might 2017 have in store?

This was the question that Disegno sent out to a group of 12 design studios at the end of the year, with an open brief to design a poster setting out a vision for 2017. The designers were given rein to speculate, snipe, critique, amuse or predict. Disegno will publish the results of what they came up on Disegno Daily throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

The results are wildly divergent, all presenting a different vision for what the world has in store for the coming year. Some are optimistic, others mournful. All, however, evince their creators’ ability to surmise complex information and ideas in immediately graspable and relatable graphics and imagery.

Disegno’s fourth projection for 2017 comes from Muf Architecture/Art. Founded by Liza Fior and Katherine Clarke in 1994, Muf has worked widely across the public realm, focusing its work around the manifesto point that "Access is not a concession but the gorgeous norm".

In 2016, the studio completed the interactive Wonderland gallery at London's Science Museum, created the exhibition design for the Wellcome Collections's Bedlam: the Asylum and Beyond, and developed a design for a new public space in Whitechapel, London.