deTour 2023

New Know How – Crafting Design Future

Courtyard & Marketplace, G/F, PMQ

Humans have a fitful relationship with the clock. Time flies when we’re having fun. It drags when we’re bored. Sometimes it’s on our side; other times it’s racing against us. They say that time destroys all things but also that it heals all wounds.

Our relationship with time is complex, it talks about our culture, our habits, our character, it defines who we are and how we act.

In this space we want to create an open debate about time through two installations that will grow as the days go by thanks to your participation. Feel free to explore, play and join the discussion.

1st installation:
Paper clocks

The relationship we have with time varies from person to person, age to age and even country to country. How we feel its passage is absolutely subjective and depends on many internal and external factors of our organism.

Throughout the 10 days of the festival, we will explore the different perceptions we have of time according to our age, our interests or the relationship we have directly with it. Every day, a new paper clock will create a different collective visualization around time. A participatory exploration through play, craft and art.

2nd installation
Memories // A Time to Remember, A Time to Forget

The power of memories is hard to overstate. We’re capable of remembering specific moments, scents or people we met from years and even decades ago. Even an exchange that may have lasted for a minute or two, all that time ago, can etch itself into our memories. But while some people try to remember, others try unsuccessfully to forget.

When we talk about time, it is impossible not to question the effect it has on our memory. So what would you choose: to remember a moment forever, or to forget something forever?

Domestic Data Streamers

Domestic Data Streamers is a creative studio comprising of researchers, designers and coders from Barcelona that have taken on the challenge to change the way we understand data. Their work on service and interaction design plays with the boundaries of arts, science and sociology to explore new data languages and to tell stories with data. Founded in 2013, the team has created data-led experiences for museums, global organisations and cultural institutions including the United Nations, TED Talks and California Academy of Sciences.

(From left to right)
– Maria Fabuel, Creative Director of Domestic Data Streamers, Co-Creator of ‘About Time’
– Pau Garcia, Founding Partner of Domestic Data Streamers, Co-Creator of ‘About Time’