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WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

Exhibition / Installation

Partner Programme

17   —    18, 20   —    25 Sep 2022

Digital, Multi-Disciplinary Design

The Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High St

London

W8 6AG

#ASMR_IRL

Explore the emerging field of creativity that has grown up around the world of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) as the first exhibition of its kind comes out from your screen and into physical space. Step into an acoustically tuned environment and uncover how designers and content creators try to trigger it.

Have you ever heard a sound that has brought you a sense of calm? Or even made your skin tingle? Millions around the world are part of an online community who experience ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response): a physical sensation of euphoria or deep calm, sometimes a tingling in the body, triggered through sound, touch, and movement. This is the first exhibition of its kind to lift the world of ASMR out from your screen and into physical space. Step into an acoustically tuned environment and understand how people are using new and existing tools and materials to navigate our complex world. Explore the emerging field of creativity that has grown up around this feeling and the work of designers and content creators who try to trigger it in their viewers. The exhibition is curated in collaboration with ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.