A transcontextual exploration of emerging narratives
Photo by, Flavio Obradovich
Growth, what is that? - is an exhibition unfolding the dominant growth paradigm. Laying bare the logic behind its ultimate complications - system colaps. Bringing a layer of complexity, integrating divers dimensions of growth, which, like invisible treads, have the power to weave a richer fabric more useful for humanity.
We live in an era where our familiar ways of achieving prosperity have become insufficient. An era in which the concept of Growth has been taken hostage by the “market” - an apparent authority and point of reference in our society. A definition of growth synonymous with unbridled expansion at someone else's expense, as if our resources were limitless and whose aggressive terminology - expanding geographically, conquering market share, beating competition, winning customers, bring to mind the battlefields of war. A broken definition we desperately try to mend by fancy prefixes such as sustainable, equal or social.
We witness an idea of growth insensitive to the symbiotic, infinite play of all living and deaf to the values being destroyed in its progress. A settled truth of eternal growth as a societal measure of success with global movements offering a binary, either-or, approach to growth, where the linear growth paradigm is either sustained by advanced technology or suffocated through restrictions and policy-making. Does it have to be this way? Or is it possible to open up and place a systemic lens on the fundamental question: What is actually growing around us for the benefit of human life? Thereby reframing and filling the idea of growth with a meaning, in service of humanity.
Prototyping in Amsterdam.
By design studio Kossmandejong.
Our future potential as humans lays in our ability of re-patterning in the present moment and nurture
Intrigued by the linear logic dominating the way societies are constructed, Petra Trobäck and Lina Fogelberg founded Morphosis in 2018.
Morphosis has since the beginning been a playground. An explorative space for emergent patterns of thinking. A fundament for embracing relationships through interconnectedness rather than separation by default.