SAFE SPACE at Dizajn BWA Wrocław is an exhibition about controlled escape and building psychological resilience in times of crisis.
The artists and designers invited to participate in the project tackle the issue of the sense of security, which – even though it is a basic human and animal need – tends to be difficult to identify or compare. They try to find the essence of creation in the pervasive sense of discomfort as well as identify methods of individual and collective emotional self-help.
It is an exhibition about space, about the need for adapting it to human needs, about delving into the architecture of our bodies to look for solutions which would bring solace and peace of mind. About species dominance – subduing the Earth and antagonizing it in the process. About relationships between humans and other beings, for whom safety means an entirely different thing than it does for us. It is an exhibition about interhuman and interspecies sisterhood, about seeking and giving aid, about escape – under the bed, to the forest, to an air shelter. And finally, it is an exhibition about crisis – social, climatic, geopolitical, about accepting the possibility that perhaps there are no longer any safe places left and from now on the sense of discomfort will incessantly accompany us forever.
Artists: Paweł Żukowski, Tomasz Partyka, Karolina Balcer, Kamila Kobierzyńska, Bartosz Mucha, Weronika Zalewska, CENTRALA (Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis), Katarzyna Malejka, Małgorzata Gurowska, Monika Drożyńska, Mała Herba (Zosia Hołubowska), REST Textile Studio (Dominika Gacka and Julia Piekarska)