FUTURE PRESENT: Design in a Time of Urgency

Flutter & Wow collaborated with Science Gallery Detroit for the third year in a row to produce their third annual show, FUTURE PRESENT: Design in a Time of Urgency. Showcasing works of art and science from around Detroit and the world, FUTURE PRESENT explores humanity’s relationship to design, design systems, its impact on our future and much more.

Flutter & Wow designed and installed this gallery experience amidst a global pandemic, taking special precautions to build custom walls to create a one-way gallery flow and thoughtfully spacing out art works to ensure that visitors can enjoy the show while social distancing.

“The exhibition is especially interested in the impact of design on society, and in equitable and sustainable social change. COVID-19 has revealed quite clearly the insufficiency and undesirable nature of many of the systems and subsystems in which we live, and the urgency for systemic change. The challenge now is how to use design to guide us through our present uncertainty toward a more equitable, resilient future.”

FUTURE PRESENT will run through December 11, with free timed-ticketing for both the general population and vulnerable guests.