Sun 09 Sep 2018

Into the wild – learning design from nature

Sun 09 Sep 2018
£12.00 /£10.00 concession
Screening Room
South Wing

The relationship between man and the natural realm is at the heart of the design process.

Designers and architects learn from and are inspired by the inner design of nature, and while some of them try to manipulate it, some others surrender to it, embracing wilderness as a mean of self-discovery, serenity or resistance. Curator Waldick Jatoba discusses this topic with designers Arthur Analts and Oyuna Tserendori.


The work of Arthur Analts [Latvia] takes a critical view of political, cultural and environmental issues. His focus is on contemporary art with strong research and high-added emotional value to each project. Innovative experimentation across materials, technology, production and scale are key drivers. While working in various media, Arthur’s methodology is consistent - the subject matter of each body of work determines the material and the form of the work.

Waldick Jatoba [Brazil] is a Brazilian economist, design collector and curator. Moved by this passion, in 2013 he co-founded the first design salon, Design São Paulo, called M.A.DE, and has contributed to several exhibitions such as Campana Brothers (2010) and Tables (2011) at Baro Gallery and Claudia Moreila. Waldick sits on the board of various cultural institutions, including the Campana Institute, AAMAC - Associação dos Amigos do Museu de Arte Contemporânea, ARTESOL – Artesanato Solidario, Casa Cor São Paulo and the Crowdfunding Startando.

Oyuna Tserendorj [Mongolia] is the founder of the eponymous lifestyle label Oyuna, which she founded with partner David Bernasconi in 2002. Oyuna creates home, accessories and womenswear based on a design-led approach and a deep connection to the cashmere of Mongolia, where it defends its inhabitants against harsh climates. Oyuna left her native Mongolia to study in Hungary before settling in London.