Massive Change opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents the world premiere of Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, a groundbreaking exhibition that investigates the capacity, power and promise of design. The exhibition takes a radical look at how rapidly evolving technologies have created the potential for design to affect change on a global scale and how this has placed us at the beginning of a new, unprecedented period of human possibility. Massive Change translates the ideas communicated in Bruce Mau’s compelling new design manifesto into a provocative, accessible and immersive experience. Objects, sound, video, still photography, computer and satellite images, interactive technology and three-dimensional constructs are employed over two floors of the Gallery (16,000 sq. ft.) to explore the impact of global design. The exhibition is divided into key areas of human activity that constitute the future of global design urbanization, information, the image, movement, manufacturing, energy, materials, markets, the military, wealth and politics, and even life itself. Organized by the Gallery in collaboration with Bruce Mau Design and the Institute without Boundaries, this international touring exhibition will be on view in Vancouver October 2, 2004 through January 3, 2005.