Forum for an Attitude (Forum Postaw)

Dizajn BWA Wrocław Gallery
Wroclaw, Polen

25 May – 07 August 2016

Graphic Design

Christophe Clarijs

On Site Installation

Michał Szota

Collection of Data

Zeno Franchini & Jeannette Petrik

Scenography assistant

Nela Weber

BWA Dizajn Gallery

The aim of the gallery is to promote creative environments related to design. Its activities are focused on curatorial exhibitions as well as publishing activities (books, posters) and workshops. The Gallery’s programme promotes cultural education of children and youth by building knowledge of contemporary fashion and promoting typography and urban activism.

Forum for an Attitude took place from October 2015 to February 2016 at two locations: A series of five forums was organised at Depot Basel in Switzerland and an exhibition was displayed at Vitra Design Museum Gallery at Weil am Rhein in Germany. Up from the 27th of May 2016 the program of Forum for an Attitude will be continued at BWA Dizajn Gallery in Wroclaw in Poland. The city has been appointed a cultural capital of 2016.

We hope not only to show outcomes from the first exhibition and the five forums, but also to continue our research in Wroclaw. For this reason the exhibition Forum for an Attitude will adapt to its new context, while at the same time referring to its former location. A program of forums will accompany the exhibition in Wroclaw: in June there will be screenings of referential films, and  Forum 6 will take place in July, dedicated to the topic of “Deadlines”.

The exhibition will include works by Pablo Calderón Salazar, Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence, Julien Carretero, Annika Frye, Fixperts, Jasmina Grase & Nils Chudy, Tove Greitz, Joanne M.Hakkert, Jing He, Jesse Howard, Daniel Klapsing, Lina-Marie Koeppen, Myriam Marti & Nando Schmidlin, Lisa Ochsenbein, Alicia Ongay-Perez, Giacomo Piovan, Prooflab Magazine, Tobias Revell, Nektar Solomon, Michaela Tomiškova & Jakub Janďourek, Marjan van Aubel, Julia Van Zanten, Bob Vos, Mugi Yamamoto and Will Yates-Johnson


The exhibition describes design as a multifaceted discipline. It analyses the connection between attitudes of recently graduated, emerging designers and the works that they create. Which convictions arouse the young and creative to act with and through the language of design? Which motives cause their debates and their proposals? Including works and attitudes by 24 designers, insights into the contemporary profession of design and a questionnaire machine, the exhibition results in a forum – a designated space of representation – for subjects that young designers wish to express and effect today.


All Forums provide a space for a professional and friendly exchange between designers, non-designers, practitioners and thinkers for the development of ideas. They are an experiment, a physical space, in which attitudes take shape and networks evolve. A wide program, including a regulars’ table, book salons, lectures, discussions, workshops, experiments, informal conversations and joint dinners accompany the theme of the exhibition. Forums on the subjects of solidarity, visibility, intuition, knowledge and tools took place between October 2015 and January 2016 at Depot Basel. We organise Forum 6 – Deadlines in July 2016 at BWA Gallery in Wroclaw, Poland.

Martyna Wyrzykowska

Graphic Designer
Forum 1 – Solidarity


Forum 2 – Visibility


Forum 3 – Intuition


Forum 4 – Knowledge


Forum 5 – Tools


Forum 6 – Deadlines


Forum for an Attitude


Forum for an Attitude – Display


Forum for an Attitude – Online Publication

Printed Matter

Forum for an Attitude – Video


It’s boring alone

It's Boring Alone

Museumsnacht 2016 Forum for Everyone

Social Gathering