Happiness and Other Survival Techniques, London
I've always appreciated the design and social focus of COLORS magazine so I was thrilled to see an exhibition at the London Design Museum inspired by their recent Survival Guide magazine trilogy. Happiness and Other Survival Techniques explores various differing cultural attitudes and strategies regarding transport, happiness and shit. The installation makes an impact through the use of primary colours, engraved wood panels, step by step instruction sheets, layered large scale photographs, latrines and a giant robot. The displays are interactive and tactile and the entire exhibition has a very DIY feel. To further the take action concept, blank COLORS Survival Guide notebooks were given out to visitors to fill in and send back to contribute to a future exhibition. I picked one up, hoping to put a bit of effort into it here and there, will definitely keep you posted when and if I do. Unfortunately today was the last day of the exhibit but you should check out the awesome online component here and order backorders of the gorgeous print survival guides here. So glad I caught it in time.
Photos courtesy COLORS