The group OKOLO, founded in Prague in 2009, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. The four initiators of the project – Adam Štěch, Jakub Štěch, Matěj Činčera and Jan Kloss – independently and individually address design in all its facets, develop concepts, publications, exhibitions and commission products, convey phenomena and make them visible. OKOLO thus has some very similar goals to Depot Basel – yet, while its basis is located at a physical place, its ‘heart’ is a virtual one: the blog; a digital archive for historical knowledge, contemporary positions and new ideas, and an actively used platform on which the continued activity of OKOLO in the areas of design, architecture, fashion and performing arts becomes visible.

The exhibition OKOLO OFFLINE should show the motivation and dedication of the Czech group and research how digital content and connections can be transferred appropriately into an analogue environment. It will be a physically experiencable mosaic of purely internet-created insights and connections.

For the exhibition at Depot Basel, 25 blog articles from OKOLO spanning over the past 5 years were chosen and made tangible in the form of objects, graphics, films and photos. Visitors will be able to look into the work on projects of the group created in both an on- and offline environment, and buy creations by OKOLO during the exhibition. Additionally, Adam Štěch, Jakub Štěch, Matěj Činčera and Jan Kloss will launch their series MINUTE, a succession of short films on design history, at Depot Basel.

28. March – 27.April 2014
Opening Friday 28.3., 7 PM – 10 PM
Opening Times: Friday, Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM; Sunday 2 PM – 6 PM

Hyperwerk hosts Depot Basel # 1 — lecture & talk
Wed 26.3., 18.00, HyperWerk Basel, Totentanz 17

Photos Courtesy of Depot Basel and OKOLO