Permanent Exhibition, 2019
At Futurium, a 3,000 m² comprehensive and permanent exhibition welcomes visitors to explore potential futures. Its mix of analogue and digital media make complex information and competing ideas of the future easily accessible. Large-scale spatial design concepts create three “thinking spaces” and an introductory space, each dramatically different in mode and atmosphere.
Above the staircase leading up to the exhibition, an expansive installation reminiscent of a tornado whirls upwards. This display represents the exponential development with which global processes such as CO² emissions increase and population growth that has taken place over the last two hundred years.
A “token-wristband” can be used at media stations to evaluate visions of the future and collect information on individual topics. At the end of the visit, it sets a huge “future machine” in motion. The machine issues a card printed with individualized motives and a personal code that can be used after visiting the exhibition to access and retrieve in-depth information on topics of interest via a web interface.
Lead Agency: ART+COM Studios
Participating Agencies: Schiel Projektgesellschaft mbH, Polygraph Design, ArtEngineering, apfel,hübsch berlin, Art Department Studio Babelsberg
Creative Management: Prof. Joachim Sauter, Daniel Schiel
Creative Direction: Eva Offenberg, Dorit Rudolph
Art Direction and Design ART+COM Studios: Hojin Kang, Erik Freydank, Niklas Söder, Volker Zinssmeister, Susanne Träger
Art Direction and Design Schiel Projekt: Wenzel Mielke, Yasmin Halm, Conni Meckenstock, Michael Buhr
Customer Service: Daniel Schiel, Tobias Kösters
Graphic Design: Nina Arndt, Martin Simon Müller, Matthias Johannes Richter, Jochen Schieborn
Text: Dr. Susanne Jaschko