The appointment is 13 May 2022 at the Angelika Film Center in New York, for the screening of Mau, the first documentary on one of the most visionary figures of design culture.
Written and directed by Benji and Jono Bergmann, the film immerses viewers in a 76-minute voyage to discover the universe of Bruce Mau, and his idea that design is everything, everything is design and everyone is a designer.
“Everything from womb to tomb is design. When you plan your day, you’re a designer. When you come up with a new idea at work, you’re a designer. When you ﬁgure out how to improve your relationships, or cook a dinner, you’re a designer. Design is the act of giving shape to our lives and our world. We are all designing all the time,” the Canadian theorist says.
Convinced that design is a means of positively changing the world – “Designers see the world upside-down. If things are bad, that’s good. If things are terrible, that’s awesome,” he asserts – Mau applies his design tools to foster a new way of thinking and to approach major challenges: climate change, population growth, sustainability…
From his childhood to his great success that began in the world of graphic design, the film will be presented during the design week in New York, followed by a discussion moderated by Bjarke Ingels with Bruce Mau, his wife Bisi Williams – co-founder of Massive Change Network – and the directors. The work will also be screened in Toronto, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Angelika Film Center
18 W Houston St.- New York
13 May 2022, h. 19,30