Studio Mager

Design | Research | Performance

    exhibition

    Uncanny 06-2018 – 10-2018 Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel.

    presentation

    Leven met Algoritmen 25-05-2018 organised by Medialab SETUP and the Rathenau Instituut, Utrecht Centre for the Arts (UCK), Utrecht.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen 18-05-2018 – 16-09-2018 Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin.

    production + tech design

    "____________" Collective Enunctiation at Onomatopee 150.2 / NEST Project 2017, Eindhoven.

    Moderator

    Antenna Programme 20-10-2017 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.

    Exhibition

    Beyond Generations, 07-10-2017 – 05-11-2017 Dutch Design Week, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven.

    speaker

    Critical Making, 24-09-2017, Oddstream, Nijmegen.

    performance + talk

    Eleutheria – A European Queer Film & Arts Festival by EUNIC (European Union National Institute for Culture), Pride 2017, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

    production design

    Installation for Politics of Shit by Nadine Botha, 2017, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven.

    exhibition

    Checkpoints & Chokepoints, 28-06-2017 ArtEZ, Arnhem.

    speaker

    Exploitative Mechanisms, 27-05-2017, PuntWG, Amsterdam.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen, 19-05-2017 – 29-10-2017, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg.

    speaker

    Design is/as War, within Design Matters #20: Designer Manifesto, 23-02-2017, Parkhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.

    speaker

    Design Indaba Conference, 01-03-2017 – 03-03-2017, Cape Town.

    exhibition

    Humans Need Not Apply 10-02-2017 – 21-05-2017 SCIENCE GALLERY, Dublin.

    speaker

    Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics & Power, 14-11-2016 – 15-11-2016, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö.
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Isabel Mager is an investigative and critical designer whose work confronts an oscillation between design culture and structures of power. Mager’s most recent work dissects complexities of mass material culture; infrastructure, access and invisible forms of labour. The work critically analyses and maps these underlying mechanisms and translates these in a physical and visual way. The work takes the form of installations, prototypes, performances and articles within a design and academic context.
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Mager is the current holder of a Talent Development Grant from the Creative Industries NL and invited participant for Checkpoints & Chokepoints a pilot Masters programme at ArtEZ (NL). Global Graduate speaker for the Design Indaba Festival (Cape Town, ZA, 2017), Collaborative grant holder with designer Gabriel Maher at the IASPIS international residency programme (Stockholm, SE), presented at the symposium Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power in Malmö (SE) by Decolonising Design and published the article 5000times Exploitative Mechanisms through Decolonising Design Journal. Mager received a BA Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2016, NL).
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