Rooted Design for Routed Living | Alternatywne strategie projektowania



Maja Ganszyniec
, Amy Hunting, Paweł Jasiewicz, Ola Mirecka, Oscar Narud,
Trond Nicholas Perry, Tomek Rygalik, StokkeAustad, Jakub Szczęsny


Opening: 1 October 2010, 19.00
Exhibition runs through 31.10. 210 
Curators: Marianna Dobkowska, Ula Siemion, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka
Laboratory Building of the CCA Ujazdowski Castle

The opening will be preceded by the meeting with polish designers, 5 p.m. at CCA’s cinema KINO.Lab

Press conference will be held on Thursday, 30.09.2010 at the CCA’s cinema KINO.Lab at noon.

The exhibition at the Laboratorium Building is the first public presentation of objects created by 10 young designers from Poland and Norway as part of the project Rooted Design for Routed Living. Alternative Design Strategies. The presented objects were created in the course of a two-year process and were created specifically for two artist residence centres: a-i-r laboratory in Warsaw and NKD in Dale, Norway. Both institutions run artist-in-residence programs, albeit in different conditions. NKD is based in a village on the west coast of Norway, whereas a-i-r functions in the centre of a European metropolis. Artists live and work in both, and it is with them in mind that the design group has created objects that, based on a analysis of the two countries’ material culture, are meant to respond, in a universal albeit tradition-rooted fashion, to the resident artists’ needs.

More on the Rooted Design for Routed Living project at

Project was made possible by funds offered by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

Partner: Illy, Lidex, Comforty Living

Media patrons: Gazeta Wyborcza, Trójka - Program 3 Polskiego Radia, Aktivist, Exklusiv,,, Stolica, Elle Decoration, Bęc Zmiana, Futu, Architektura Murator