Victor Papanek

Vitra Design Museum, Germany

Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design

A visual portrait of Victor J Papanek told through eight projections mapped across multiple surfaces.

NewAngle designed the structure and edited film content for this large-scale immersive installation, which offered visitors a cinematic introduction to designer, author and activist Victor Papanek, his thoughts and theories.

A combination of photographs from his notebooks, stills and slides from the Papanek Foundation, archive footage and imagery, constructed an impression of one of the twentieth century’s most influential champions of a socially and ecologically orientated approach to design.

The film put his work in context, giving visitors a picture of the times in which Papanek lived. It explored the political and social issues of the 1960s–80s, to which he was responding, and demonstrates Papanek’s place in design history.