On Thursday, 18th September 2014, Depot Basel emulated a live episode of the popular TV show ‘Blind Date’ at the lecture theater of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK. For 'Design Date', a series of figures from the design scene were invited on stage, engaging in similar mechanics as the game show to find what they are looking for.
Working in design means constantly looking for opportunities that come through others. A designer seeks a producer, a curator hunts for a designer, a production company searches a designer and vice versa. We all look for collaborators to define and anchor our creative ambitions. How can a compliment or adulation manipulate us to make a final decision to work with someone? And how do our ego and expectations deal with the impact and results of such actions?
By applying a critical twist to the entertaining and humorous format, Depot Basel wants to reflect how to charm and being charmed can be an active part of our professional lives.