isabel mager

Design.Research.Performance

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    exhibition

    Digital Dilemma – The Architecture of Trust 12-04-2019 – 16-06-2019 Bureau Europa, Maastricht, Netherlands.

    exhibition

    GEO–DESIGN Salone del Mobile 2019 08-04-2019 – 14-04-2019 Marco Aurelio 21, Milano, Italy.

    exhibition

    HOPE 12-04-2019 – 30-08-2019 Kazerne, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

    Talk

    What's the Matter? 6pm, 28-12-2018 Cache Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen 02-12-2018 – 28-04-2018 Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland.

    Residency

    Inside-Out Art Museum, Dec. 2018 Beijing, China.

    Exhibition + Performance

    Sketch 0.1, Performance with Liao Wen and Xiao Lei, 30-11-2018 - 21-12-2018 33SPACE, Shenzhen, China.

    Lecture

    Backend Narratives, 28-11-2018, Houde International Academy, Shenzhen, China.

    Workshop

    Tong-Fu-Yu [Create Rich Together], 18-11-2018, Shenzhen, China.

    Workshop

    Ubiquitous: On De-Sign , 11-11-2018, Shenzhen, China.

    Images + Article

    PROPS 31 issue, 01-12-2018 Tech Zine Fair New York, United States.

    Residency

    33SPACE Tongfuyu Industrial City, Nov. 2018, Shenzhen, China.

    Exhibition

    GEO–DESIGN:
    Alibaba.From Here To Your Home
    13-10-2018 Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Netherlands.

    Exhibition + Talk

    TodaysArt Festival 21-09-2018 – 23-09-2018 Den Haag, Netherlands.

    Exhibition

    Uitfest Culturele Zondagen 16-09-2018 Winkel van Sinkel Utrecht, Netherlands.

    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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I work as an investigative designer browsing through the complexities of modern lifestyles, mass-productive industries and their systemic relation towards global asymmetries and blind spots.

My work aims to make complexities tangible through material languages, which are inherent to my practice as designer. I use mappings, animations, installations, mock-up softwares, video documentation, sound performances, objects and materialisations to articulate the complexities in simple form.

In recent years, I have been able to apply my working methods within the fields of ICT manufacturing, e-waste processing, container shipping, AI + Human Resource management, urban consumer spaces, the food industry and in a comparison of e-commerce platforms with offline urban markets.

Core interests of my work are cultures of trade, the flow of objects and materials, the distribution of value – socially, culturally and financially – the debate on labour and work, global asymmetries embedded within the flow of objects, outsourcing, mass-consumerism and climate change.

My work establishes and marks relations to many geographical contexts which are economically intertwined with Europe. For political and personal reasons, the work conducted outside of Europe is always reflected back to the European context and aims to perceive this context's position from divers angles to generate alternative constructive imaginaries.
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Mager is holder of a Design Trust Seed Grant Hong Kong, received the Grant Programme for Talent Development by the Creative Industries Fund NL and was invited researcher and participant for the exhibition GEO–DESIGN: Alibaba. From Here To Your Home at Van Abbemuseum in 2018 and Salone del Mobile 2019. In 2017 Mager participated at the Checkpoints & Chokepoints ArtEZ Master pilot programme in Arnhem, presented as Global Graduate speaker at the Design Indaba festival (Cape Town, ZA) and was a collaborative grant holder with designer Gabriel A. Maher of the IASPIS international residency programme (Stockholm, SE). In 2016 Mager received a BA Cum Laude from the Man & Wellbeing department at the Design Academy Eindhoven and spoke at the symposium Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power in Malmö (SE), hosted by the Decolonising Design collective, with whom Mager co-published the article 5000times – Mechanism behind the design of smart high-tech devices.
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Isabel Mager的設計實踐在探討設計文化與權力組成間的相互作用與關係。設計是有方法地應用在有建設性的研究,無論是探討複雜的建築維度或當代物質生產的動向。Mager最近的作品在解析繁雜的大量物質文化:運輸、物流和基礎建設、農工食品混合、供應鏈的接觸和階級制度、高科技下的勞工管理、高科技製造客製化和無形的勞動力形式。以設計過程為基礎並以具體且有建設性的設計研究方法,透過跨領域、多感官的合作、工作坊和注重過程形式的展覽,形成多面向和多層次的設計體現,投射在地緣政治、社會文化與個人數據的集合上。透過設計語彙,這些研究與集合體被翻譯成身歷其境的裝置、模型、表演和在設計、學術及公共領域上的文本。

Isabel Mager曾獲得荷蘭創意人才發展協會(Creative Industries Fund NL)頒發的卓越人才發展計畫補助(Talent Development)並同時在2018年獲邀以參展設計師與研究員的身份參與在荷蘭Van Abbemuseum博物館舉辦的展覽GEO–DESIGN: Alibaba. From Here To Your Home。在2017年,Mager獲邀參與在荷蘭ArtEZ的碩士先鋒藝術計劃(Checkpoints & Chokepoints Master pilot programme, NL),在南非開普敦設計節擔任代表全球畢業演講者(Design Indaba festival, ZA),同時與設計師Gabriel A. Maher 一同獲得在瑞典國際藝術駐村計劃IASPIS的藝術補助(Stockholm, SE)。Mager在2016年畢業於荷蘭安荷芬設計學院大學部(Design Academy Eindhoven)並榮獲最高榮譽獎Cum Laude,同時間在瑞典Malmö由Decolonising Design所策動關於設計、政治與權力的交會衝擊研討會(Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power)上發表演說並透過Decolonising Design Journal發表了文章5000times – Mechanism behind the design of smart high-tech devices。
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