Exhibition ★★★★ Evening Standard

WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

Step out from behind your screen and experience the world of ASMR in a shared space.

#ASMR_IRL

Exhibition images by Ed Reeve.

What to expect

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.

List of Participants

The Design Museum would like to thank all contributors to this exhibition.

Booking information

Online booking in advance is essential.

Weekday tickets:
Adult tickets from £9.50
Student tickets from £7.20
Family tickets from £21.00

Weekend tickets:
Adult tickets from £10.90
Student tickets from £9.75
Family tickets from £21.75

Other concession tickets are available.

Present your exhibition entry ticket for 10% off food and drink at London Grade Coffee located on the ground floor.

Related events

Design Camp: Produce your own ASMR soundscape

Experiment with instruments, found objects and electronics to record, edit and mix your own ASMR soundscape.

Suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14.

Sonic Impact: The Psychology of Sound

Join acclaimed film director and screenwriter Peter Strickland, ASMR researcher and Psychology lecturer Dr Giulia Poerio and sound designer Joel Cahen as they discuss personal philosophies that focus on the mechanics, perception and effects of sound.

Guest Curator: James Taylor-Foster (Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design, ArkDes)

Exhibition 3D Designers: ĒTER

Exhibition 2D Designers: Agga Mette Stage and Alexander Söder

Exhibition Campaign Visual Identity: dn&co: dn&co.

What's On

2022 Exhibitions

Discover what else is on including WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR and related events. Don't miss!