Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined

Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined shows a fresh approach to addressing the current state of our depleted and polluted environment; an extreme and inventive kind of upcycling. We have designed this exhibition for Georgetown University in Washington DC and guest curators c2-curatorsquared

Over 40 works by 30 pioneering international designers and studios from Asia, Latin America, and Europe are being presented. Waste is overtaking natural resources, but these designers and studios consider it a resource to reclaim and radically transform into useful products, providing a new direction in design.

In line with the exhibition theme we’ve partnered with Kvadrat / Really. and used their Solid Textile Board as the main material for our design. STB is made from end-of-life cotton and wool textiles as these are typically downgraded in existing recycling processes.

After the first exhibition at Georgetown University Art Galleries (October – December 2019), the exhibition travelled to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona (February – September 2020).




Guest curators
Ginger Gregg Duggan
Judith Hoos Fox

Exhibition design
Dutch Invertuals

Georgetown University Art Galleries:
Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery
Lucille M. & Richard F. X. Spagnuolo Art Gallery

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Graphic design
Architects of Identity (Edhv)

Dawn Whitmore
Charles Darr
Claire A. Warden

Supported by
Dutch Culture USA
Creative Industries Fund NL
The Netherlands-America Foundation
Laudato Si’ FundFor

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