Shit Happens in Berlin

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Last night I took my friends out to the launch party for “Shit Happens in Berlin,” a design exhibit curated by Juergen Mayer H. The event was held at Relative Space on Dupont with DJ Johnny Hockin of MTV & More Proof.

Architect Juergen Mayer H., recipient of the Audi Urban Future Award and Relative Space principal Tyler Greenberg conceived of this event jointly. They invited a co-generational cross-section of designers, who in turn invited others to join in curating the objects for display.  The exhibition explores the aesthetic and technical innovations of creatives in the city, showcasing both emerging and established designers. The unexpected is the norm; trials and errors, miscalculations and failures, experimentation and surprise—all result in ingenious design strategies.

Participating Designers

Stephane Barbier Bouvet
Mark Braun
Sarah Illenberger
Antje Kalus
Liran Levi
Juergen Mayer H.
Double Standards
Daniel Schulze
Clemence Seilles
Judith Seng
Jerszy Seymour

The room was filled with a wild assortment of well heeled Toronto artists and design nerds: fans of form. Food and drink was in line with the ongoing German theme: spicy pickles, cured meats, cheeses and rye. Berlin beverage favorites Krombacher Pils and Black Tower were free flowing throughout the night.

Large Styrofoam tables were set up throughout the space spelling, “$hit” and were adorned with various designer treats. Fashion pieces hung from the walls and little sponges of $hit ended up being snatched off tables and shoved into purses. Just as we were preparing to peace out and hop on the Subway I thought to ask a random stranger to take a picture of my crew. As luck would have it, $hit really does happen…I was holding a glass full of wine and as we all huddled together for a photo I tripped. I was able to save myself on a ledge but crunched my glass followed by a gush of wine flowing down my forearm and onto the pollen filled street.

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