Curated by Joseph Grima, and adapted for London by Thomas Ermacora, Adhocracy is a tour de force in speculative thinking about our future, positioning open design and distributed manufacturing as new engines for unprecedented networks of creation and problem-solving around the world. The exhibition brings together an international group of pioneers representing the avant garde of digital fabrication ecologies that respond to epochal changes around us—indeed, questioning the very definition of design.
Originally conceived by Grima for the first Istanbul Design Biennial in october 2012, the exhibition then travelled to the new museum in New York City in May 2013. The London iteration is adapted specifically for Limewharf, and promises an exhibition that challenges the individual to participate in a global conversation on the role of new designer-maker paradigms, providing a fascinating experience for newcomers and experts alike. A wide range of projects are presented in the exhibition, exploring new directions in contemporary design through artifacts, objects and films. The participants delve into the new territories and opportunities given by open source networked technologies and personal manufacturing tools such as 3D printers.