The Institute of Patent Infringement, by UK-based designers Matthew Stewart and Jane Chew, aims to dissect the dubious world of intellectual property rights that allows 'Big Tech' multinationals a monopoly on ideas concerning automation.
The project unveils the future of technical innovations imagined and designed by Amazon by detailing and organising thousands of patents filed since 2010, ranging in scale from the body to a 1km2 ‘fulfilment centre’.
The Institute of Patent Infringement is part of the extended programme of WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the theme of the 2018 Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. It was also on show at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the London Design Festival programme in September 2018.
New presentations of mainly young design talent can be seen in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut every few weeks. It is a way of highlighting a striking design or innovative research, whether or not it is connected with the current exhibition and debate programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut.