THE FAB MIND: Hints of the Future in a Shifting World has a broad aim. It is not limited to tangible design products, but focuses on the aspirations and activities of those who seek to understand and resolve social issues through design. Enter journalist Noriko Kawakami and the Stockholm-based art and design curator Ikko Yokoyama. Together they aim to showcase the minds capable of examining society and human “fabrication” endeavors through a fabulous lens.
This exhibition, which includes over 500 sweaters knitted by an eighty-year-old woman who has been knitting them since the 1950s, a landmine detonation device inspired by childhood memories, the “Fixperts” project which aims to solve people’s immediate problems through fixing and improving, and drones brought about by technical innovation that considers society in the future, showcases projects by twenty-four individuals and groups from eleven countries.