The show, which opens next week in east London’s LimeWharf Gallery, aims to highlight what organisers suggest is a ‘new industrial revolution’, catalysed by new technologies such as low-cost digital prototyping.
Now, says Grima, the factory of the first Industrial Revolution is being superseded by the workshop – whether for innovations in the medical world, furniture design or even weapons manufacturing.
The show has previously been held in Istanbul and in New York, and has been adapted for the London space by urban designer and Limewharf Gallery curator Thomas Ermacora.
Designers from around the world will be showing work, ranging from objects and artifacts to films and several on-site laboratories.
The gallery claims the show will form a ‘tour de force in speculative thinking about our future, positioning open design and distributed manufacturing as new engines for unprecedented networks of creation and problem-solving around the world’.
Adhocracy runs from 4 September – 12 October at LimeWharf, Vyner Street, London E2