The word Morphosis comes from the greek and means form; it is the manner in which an organism, or any of its parts, changes form, or undergoes development. Morphosis is continuous change, without a proper beginning and no foreseeable end. It would be reductive to think Morphosis only occurs in organisms, but rather, we should acknowledge it is transformation happening across the spectrum: inanimate objects, habits, cultures, morals, all change one very small step at the time, by adapting and morphing into something new, pushed in a direction by external agents. We are mostly unaware of this change whilst it occurs, because it is more a matter of evolution, than revolution.If we learn to see the constant imperceptible development, we are no longer surprised by what we erroneously considered a revolution.
We can decide to become active agents of change, interfering and interacting, directing where is needed. The aim of the exhibition is to explain, portray and investigate how change occurs and how design can influence it. Change is in the very nature of design. With the help of design we can focus more attentively on the phenomenon of morphosis; knowing the past, seeing the present clearly, allows to plan for a better future. The world we know and live in, feels fragile and perilously precarious. We are in an age of transition, and it is paramount that we choose which direction to take, both as individuals and as community. We must see ourselves as catalysts of evolution.
Lex Pott and Stephanie Hornig were designers in residence and took the opportunity to work in rooms which had never previously been open to the public. Hornig developed a set of silver objects for teh table in collaboration with Jarosinski & Vaugoin, while Pott brought electricity to a room with a chandelier.