EXD’03 Beyond Consumption

Events and Programs — Artistic Co-Director, Co-Director
Lisboa, Portugal, 2003

GMG co-directed and co-curator EXD’s third edition.

Focused on the theme “Beyond Consumption”, the programme of EXD’03 reflected on issues related to material and cultural production, so relevant then and now: what ideas and creations reflect the desires and needs of consumers? Do we really understand the experiences that make up consumption and the use of design as well as cinema, music, food and architecture? Do we engage with the problems and causes of such experiences? How can we take the idea of consumption further? To what extent do designers and creatives integrate these questions into their practice? What about consumers and users, how aware are they of these topics?

This third edition listed 376 participants in 27 events (17 nuclear and 10 tangential ones). It was open from 17.09.2003 — 02.11.2003.