imagination playground goes to europe with a 9-city tour of exhibitions and play dates

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May 29, 2012 in Museums


Imagination Playground kicked off its European tour with the launch of a special exhibition “Playspaces: Imaginative and Immersive Environments by Rockwell Group”  at Architekturgalerie München and a play event at Munich’s Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen on May 12.

The exhibition highlights the evolution of Imagination Playground and the inspirations that brought the innovative playspace to life.

Selections of the exhibit will be traveling to Berlin, where Imagination Playground has been selected to participate in the DMY International Design Festival. DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design that organizes the annual festival where both established and emerging designers launch new products, prototypes and experimental concepts.

From more than 500 participating designers, the DMY Jury has nominated Rockwell Group and Imagination Playground for a DMY Award 2012. Ten designers have been nominated for three Awards presented jointly by DMY and the Bauhaus Archive Berlin for pioneering work in the design industry. All nominated projects will be featured in a special exhibition at the Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design in Berlin from September 12 to October 15, 2012.

Imagination Playground was also chosen to be shown at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the U.S. Pavilion, which is organized under the theme “Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good.” In addition, Imagination Playground will travel to Potsdam, London, Copenhagen and Helsinki, World Design Capital 2012.

Here’s the full schedule of venues for Imagination Playground’s European tour:

May 12-June 2 Munich: Architekturgalerie München (Exhibition)
June 6-10 Berlin: DMY International Design Festival (Play Event + Exhibition)
June 15-17 Potsdam: Erlebnisquartier Schiffbauergasse (Play Event + Exhibition)
July 1-7 Copenhagen Christianshavns Vold
July 7-8 London: London Festival of Architecture
August 19 Berlin: Berlinische Galerie. Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur (Play Event)
Aug. 29-Nov. 25 Venice: 13th International Architecture Biennial, U.S. Pavilion
Sept. 6-16 Helsinki: International Design House Exhibition
Sept. 12-Oct. 15 Berlin Das Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung

Photo credit: Sebastian Schels, P.K. Odessa