This exhibition focuses on the idea of design as a meaningful exchange of information or feeling between people, places, or things. Design making often occurs independently of the intended audience, location, or collaborators. This method of making hinders both the designer and the viewer because it places another layer of translation between the two. Design League was interested in collecting a diverse body of work that instigates, functions within, or documents a meaningful exchange.
Design League interpreted the notion of exchange as a push & pull relationship or the process of giving and receiving.