“Things We Hand Down” is an installation by designers Irma Földényi and Pomme van Hoof, in which they welcome you to partake in the process of selection making, applied to the idea of the future of the city of Stockholm. Their method uses images of artefacts as starting points for a discussion on what you would like to preserve for the new generation coming after you, what you think needs transformation, and what you would rather get rid off. In the carefully prepared space of the designed experience, participants could eventually see an overview of all the individual contributions.
As we know, generational change of humans occurs over years or decades, therefore this installation reduces time, and models the process of selection and handing down of heritage from one generation to the other within a timespan of this exhibition, 8 hours. This design research workshop was held during the exhibition “Things We Hand Down” at Gallery Detroit, Stockholm.