examples to follow!
expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability

Edited by Adrienne Goehler
Conversations, analysis, essays, texts by Harald Welzer, Hans-Peter Dürr, Adrienne Goehler, Ulrich Grober, Gregor Kaiser, Rudolf zur Lippe, Sigrid Ruby u.a.
graphic design by
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag

German, English
2010. 416 pp., 210 ills., 186 in color, 1 construction manual

22,50 x 28,00 cm
books wrapped in garnetted stock
48,00 EUR

ISBN 978-3-7757-2772-3

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We need visions for a sustainable future life, which will combine sensuality, pleasure, and the desire to act for oneself. Examples to Follow would like to encourage awareness of the cultural and aesthetic dimensions of sustainability. Over forty works represent the fields of art, design, architecture, and technology; they range from objects made out of recycled products, to a project that matches needy Europeans with foster families in Africa or Asia, to a floating island where clean water can be made by physical activity.

This publication draws attention to the fact that sustainability is not possible without the arts and sciences. From them, we learn how to think about transitions, models, projects, and the provisional. This opens up the boundaries between artistic and technological creativity, between feasibility and ideas.

The catalogue includes until now 18 additional artistspages, created by the artists that became part of the exhibition during the tour.

The catalogue has been produced (graphic design, printing, manufacturing of garnetted stock bags) exclusively in the area of Berlin. Paper and color are ecological based products.

Art Directors Club Award 2011
red-dot-award 2011
DDC-Wettbewerb Gute Gestaltung 12.


The 16th venue of ETF! has been awarded unanimously the best international exhibition of 2017 in Chile by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

This station, which was shown from 10.6.17 – 12.8.17 at Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, was made possible by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cono Sur, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam and Goethe-Institute Chile and .

ETF! wants to thank all our artists, partners, technicians, helpers and everyone who made this possible.

Pictures of the exhibition can be seen here .


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