To accompany The Design Museum's opening exhibition, which explores the anxiety and optimism inherent in contemporary design


Fear and Love, published to accompany the major exhibition that opened the Design Museum's highly anticipated new home in Kensington, London in 2017, examines the role of design in the twenty-first century. It proposes that, in a rapidly changing world, design is defined by both anxiety and optimism. Organized by five key themes - Network, Empathy, Body, Earth and Periphery - the book explores design's relationship to emotive issues. Eleven leading figures from across the spectrum of design provide a wide-ranging set of attitudes to design in our times: Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation, OMA, Madeline Gannon, Metahaven, Hussein Chalayan, Neri Oxman, Christien Meindertsma, Ma Ke, Kenya Hara, Arquitectura Expandida and Rural Urban Framework. Authors: Justin McGuirk and Gonzalo Herrero. Paperback, 8 x 11". 223 pages.

Fear & Love: Reactions to a Complex World: The Design Museum Opening Exhibition