Exhibition at Design Museum Gent focuses on animals and contemporary design

Cattle in enclosed spaces or lab-grown meat? Stroking a cuddly pet or a robot? The relationship between man and animal is highly complex and fraught with contradiction. On the one hand pets are pampered and we have an idealised image of the animal world. On the other hand animals are often treated inhumanely out of sight in slaughterhouses, laboratories or during transport. Starting on 17 May, Creatures Made to Measure strives to find the right balance between affection, respect and benefit. An exhibition as part of the design and society programme, in which Design Museum Gent wants to encourage us to reflect on the man-animal future relationship. Early cave paintings already demonstrated man’s fascination with the animal world. However, we have also always felt a strong desire to use animals for our own benefit: what started with their

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