Åbäke is a transdisciplinary collective of four designers (Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki) whose work focuses on social aspects of design and the strength that collaboration can bring to a project. Their work includes posters, books, installations in art galleries and events that revolve around watching films, dancing, cooking, eating and teaching.
The collective has worked with such institutions as the British Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Serpentine Gallery, with fashion brands as Maison Margiela or Kitsuné, music grounds as Air and Daft Punk and contemporary artists such as Johanna Billing, Ryan Gander, Fritz Haeg, Martino Gamper, or Francis Upritchard. They have taught at the RCA (2004–2010), Central St Martins (2005–ongoing), IUAV (2009) and HEAD (2012–ongoing).
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Zurich University of the Arts