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This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

European Ceramic Context 2014

March 6, 2014

“European Ceramic Context 2014 forms part of a biennial symposium for European contemporary glass and ceramics on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Through comprehensive exhibitions, workshops, master classes and lectures, an opportunity will arise to discuss and present the best of contemporary European ceramics today.” (text from the website) Lower East have worked for

Kay C at ARoS

January 16, 2014

Lower East recently designed a 160-page book to the exhibition Kay Christensen – The Eternal Fairy Tale at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark. The book, with text in both Danish & English, showing a major part of Kay Christensen’s (1899-1981) wonderful paintings, drawings and lithographs. The exhibition, which will be on show at ARoS until January 26th, pays homage

Aarhus Filmfestival coming up

November 7, 2013

Aarhus Filmfestival 2013 It’s time! – from Tuesday 12 November to Sunday 17 November the Aarhus Filmfestival will be screening international shorts and documentaries. Experimental, fun and eye-opening films that challenge the media and broaden the world. Around 140 films, and we are still counting… The festival takes place in Aarhus, Denmark. Lower East have designed

Director’s Choice ARoS

September 30, 2013

For the Exhibition Director’s Choice, the Director of ARoS Jens Erik Sørensen has collected around 1000 pieces from the ARoS Collection and put them together to a personal story. The story unfolds in three houses, House no. 7, House, no. 9, The Urban Park and House no. 13 –  taking the visitor from futuristic coolness

We love Berlin in the Autumn

September 11, 2013

A new Urban Safari Berlin is coming up – October 28 and 29. Helle Marietta and Jørgen Smidstrup have based their ­design company, ­Lower East, ­in ­Berlin since the end of 2011 and have been ­exploring the “arm, aber sexy“ city ever since. ­Matti Straub-Fischer, from ­changels, have after several visits insisted on ­creating an


September 10, 2013

For ARoS Aarhus Art Museum Lower East designed a huge catalogue for the exhibition GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE DANISH GOLDEN AGE. 300 pages filled with great photos, gold metal print and texts in Danish and English written by experts in the Golden age a.o. Karina Lykke Grand. It is a wonderful exhibiton and you

Kippenberger at Hamburger Bahnhof

August 16, 2013

Okay, we know it’s a bit late. But if you have the chance, rush to Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin this weekend to see the fantastic MARTIN KIPPENBERGER: SEHR GUT. VERY GOOD exhibition. Link to the museum. Pictures from our visit at the museum the other day:

Olafur Eliasson at Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark

August 14, 2013

A triangular sky and lava stones at KUNSTEN. Lower East finished during the hot July the design and production of the catalogue for the Olafur Eliasson exhbition at the arts museum KUNSTEN in Aalborg, Denmark. Olafur Eliasson’s work ‘Den trekantede himmel’ (‘The triangular sky’), has been specially created for the Museum’s  sculpture park. Until end

Urban Safari Berlin – September 2013

August 7, 2013

It’s time for Urban Safari Berlin! It’s time for treating yourself well. It’s time for focusing on your creativity! Come join us on an intense 2day safari with special focus on inspiring business, creative spaces, the co-working scene and sparkling start-ups. We have on September 12 and 13 put together a sparkling journey for you in the urban

Annika von Hausswolff – It All Ends with a New Beginning

June 17, 2013

Lower East had the big pleasure of working together with Swedish artist Annika von Hausswolff and ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum when we designed the catalogue for the exhibition ANNIKA VON HAUSSWOLFF – IT ALL ENDS WITH A NEW BEGINNING. (The exhibition will run until 11 August 2013). “Annika von Hausswolff’s photographs are razor-sharp, sensual, and extremely disquieting. They

Looking for inspiration?

May 14, 2013

Come join the Urban Safari Berlin in May! Berlin is a wonderful and vibrant metropole, a melting pot of young entrepreneurs and fresh ­ideas, funky design and inspiring inviting atmospheres. A perfect spot to be diving into, make you smile, think of old and new ideas, wonder about how funny & crazy some ideas can

“Jeg taler til jer“

May 8, 2013

Opening night today in Danish cinemas! The danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth’s film about the artist John Kørner. Go see it! Lovely film. You can see the new John Kørner exhibition “Fanget“ on HEART – HERNING MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART. On show until September 22. (The film will be shown here too). Link to the museum.

Last Monsters

April 19, 2013

Sunday is the last day with Michael Kvium’s Real Monsters at Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark. Don’t miss this opportunity! Go there if you have the chance. link to the museums website 

Real Monsters

April 1, 2013

Still three weeks with Michael Kvium’s Real Monsters at Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark. The exhibition runs until April 21 and presents the recent works by the artist. Really cool work from Kvium! And be aware. Your view on your fellow citizens and what you see in the mirror will change for ever. While there, don’t miss the brand

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft: Ocean

March 20, 2013

On this Saturday March 23 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark opens the exhibition OCEAN. The museum “… sets the scene for a unique experience, with an extensive exhibition and coherent programme of events“. The exhibition runs until November 3, there should be plenty of time to visit the beautiful museum. Lower East are the designers behind the

Michael Kvium’s real monsters

February 5, 2013

Lower East are back from a great opening of artist Michael Kvium’s real monsters exhibition at Kunsten in Aalborg. We were honoured to be asked to do all the graphic stuff for the exhibition. We had a fruitful cooperation during the whole process with the staff from Kunsten. As we arrived to the opening on

Thanks to Olafur

February 3, 2013

Lower East recently visited Olafur Eliasson’s wonderful work of art ‘Your rainbow panorama‘ on the rooftop of ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. The circular walkway 150 metres in extent with transparent glass provides a fantastic 360º view of the city of Aarhus. “your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand,

Michael Kvium at Kunsten

February 1, 2013

Lower East are heading for the opening this afternoon of Real Monsters. Michael Kvium at KUNSTEN – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg. We have designed the catalogue and poster for the exhibition. We are happy about it, looking forward to the respons from the artist and the museum. “They emerge out there in the murky twilight.

Danish artist Michael Kvium at Kunsten

January 22, 2013

On Saturday Februar 2nd, the arts museum KUNSTEN in Aalborg, Denmark, will open the real monsters. michael kvium exhibition. Lower East have designed the catalogue to the exhibition, showing 30 recent works by the artist. “Central to the works is the depiction of human figures. In these pictures Michael Kvium (b.1955) grapples with religion, politics

Dennis Hopper “The Lost Album“

November 26, 2012

At Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin there is right now a very cool and very inspiring photo exhibition Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album. More than 400 photos taken by Hopper in the 1960’s. Originally exhibited in the US in 1969-70, and now for the first time in Europe. The photos all taken from Hopper was 25 until he