Dynamics of Air

Testing Cloudscapes © Transsolar

Exhibition and Public Program

As air is invisible, we take it for granted most of the time. It’s only when pollution clogs the atmosphere, smog obscures the horizon and people struggle physically during cold snaps and heat waves that we focus on what we can’t see.  The invisible element that is essential for life is the starting point for a major exhibition to be held in September at RMIT Gallery. As the official partner, the Goethe-Institut has co-initiated and organised the exhibition.

How do designers, artists, scientists and researchers work with an intangible atmospheric medium such as air? The international exhibition Dynamics of Air showcases innovative design and creative practice research, capturing the beauty, dynamics, and sensuality of air in our built environment and its critical role in designing for a zero carbon future.  

Through a stunning survey of commissioned and current projects, Dynamics of Air will engage with the interface of air, lived space, and architecture. The exhibition will explore the themes of aesthetics and representation, experiential environments and atmospheres, inflatable structures, architectural surface and micro turbulence.

Bringing together leading local and international practicing designers, artists, architects, researcher and students, Dynamics of Air explores radical innovations for creative sustainability in design and the built environment.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Malte Wagenfeld from RMIT University, and Jane Burry, Professor at Swinburne University of Technology.

The German contribution consists of Transsolar ClimateEngineering (Stuttgart), Friedrich von Borries (Hamburg) und Edith Kollath (Berlin).

Over a time span of eight weeks, the exhibition will be accompanied by different performances, floor talks, a symposium and other events.