Young people born with and behind the screen live in a shadow area; a no man’s land between the second and third dimension that they wish to connect. This Pop-Up Generation moves easily from 2D to 3D and back again, as if they do not notice there is a difference. The works selected have a few common characteristics. The projects pop-up. They float and melt down again. They are temporary. And they are mobile, they can take you anywhere. These projects are often hybrid, moving between the virtual and the physical world. And lastly they are very much D.I.Y. The artist and designers are keen on sharing. Come join, make your own. It is give and take in this pop-up generation community.
For The Pop-Up Generation: Design Between Dimensions, Lidewij Edelkoort in collaboration with Lotte van Gelder have collected outstanding and often poetical pop-up works which give a captivating and exciting picture of a new generation in the troes of designing the future.
With additional essays from Paola Antonelli of the MOMA New York, Carla Fernandes, Bruce Sterling and others, this thought-provoking book examines the pop-up phenomena in art and design and captures the essence of the time we live in.