Hosted during the London Design Festival (LDF), the opening of 2°C saw guests gather in The Aram Gallery on Drury Lane to mark the launch of December No.9 and the opening of 2°C, an exhibition featuring proposals for climate change campaigns created by 10 leading designers and architects.
Disegno challenged Marjan van Aubel, Sam Baron, Maria Blaisse, Ilona Gaynor, Ross Lovegrove, Neri & Hu, Parsons & Charlesworth, PearsonLloyd, Universal Design Studio and Dominic Wilcox to reconsider the way in which climate change is presented in the public domain.
The results were displayed in both Disegno No.9 and in a series of objects and installations displayed at The Aram Gallery. Under the curation of The Aram Gallery's Riya Patel, the designers responded with, amongst other projects, a fridge that displays the vast quantity of CO2 and water required to produce even a tiny globule of beef; a home printer that sporadically churn out doom-laden messages about the effect of climate change on the human body; photography of the Earth at night, glimpsed through a darkened aperture; and a delicate glass mobile that balances a candle with a beaker of plant life.
The 2°C exhibition was created by award-winning architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio, which housed each exhibit in a spruce plywood booth. The plywood was precisely CNC-cut, with the panels are secured in place by black ratchets.
To mark the opening night of the exhibition and the accompanying magazine launch, Disegno is delighted to share a photo gallery at the top of this page of the opening night of the exhibition. We hope that you enjoy the images.