The Prague Design Days 2009 guides us along the DOX Center for Contemporary Art where we discovered Entropa. Entropa is a controversial art work by Czech artist David Czerny and demonstrates the EU puzzle as a metaphor and celebration of its diversity.
David Cerny writes: "We believe that the environment of Brussels is capable of ironic self-reflection, we believe in the sense of humour of European nations and their representatives." Nonetheless, the artwork was recently removed (video) from the European Union's Council building in Brussels.
See more pictures at the Prague Design Days 2009 gallery here or learn more about Entropa on Youtube here.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.