Night Fever: Designing Club Culture

A major new exhibition in Scotland is set to become the first of its kind to explore the relationship between design and club culture. ‘Night Fever: Designing Club Culture’ will open on May 1st at the V&A Dundee, and will analyse how night clubs have both facilitated and shaped pop culture from the 1960s to the present.

Legendary clubs like Studio 54 and the Haçienda offer primary examples of the nightclub as art piece, but beyond these celebrated landmarks, immersive sensory experiences have defined nightlife in such varied cities as Berlin, Florence and Beirut. In each locale, as ‘Night Fever’ explores, architecture, fashion, lighting, performance and sound can combine to create an experience far greater than the sum of its parts.

With contemporary clubs acting as a catalyst for experimentation, radical design and escapism, their presence in the cultural landscape has never been more essential.

Night Fever: Designing Club Culture’ will run from May 1st, 2021 at the V&A Dundee.