UP. HERE. NOW.
MA DESIGN - June 2013
UP. HERE. NOW - The Work Shop
We don't think you need another solipsistic product. You already have a great deal of them. We think you want us to address issues begging for improvement. Here and now. We are looking for opportunities and urgencies that you may have. We'd love to assist you in connecting public causes with personal engagement. We can express the cultural symbolism of consumption, and help you appreciate its workings. We can support you in tackling the global complexities of production.
We feel that design should take a bird's eye view of ideas and solutions for the benefit of a wider audience. From up here, everything is connected - and questioned. Mapping choices, a design can be a strategy, a process, or a product. At best, it becomes all of these at once.
We present our work in progress in this workshop on top of Utrecht's major consumers' hub. We are graduating students of four MaHKU Design pathways: Editorial Design, Fashion Communication, Interior Design, and Public Space Design. And we want to share our ideas and ambitions.
Come and enjoy the view from Up Here Now.
Participants: Dania Abdel Samad, Malou Beemer, Anina Beuchert, Rik Blank, Kristel Brouwers, Jessica Castelari Machado, Aukje Dudok, Paola Fortunato, Theresia Grevinga, Mech Haumann, Marije Holwerda, Addiena Irzan, Nicky Kouwenberg, Hera Kusyuniansari, Buffy Lien, Li Hanlu, Ana Catarina Rodrigues, Nikkie Wortman. Curators: Max Bruinsma, Arjen Oosterman, Stealth.Unlimited.
Exhibition duration June 20-30. Opening hours: Monday 12-18, Tuesday-Wednesday 10 - 18, Thursday 10 - 21, Friday-Saturday 10-18, Sunday 12-17.
Up Here Now- The Work Shop includes a public discussion programme in the weekends with a.o. Nikolaus Hirsch, Ekim Tan, Bart Goldhoorn, Cesare Peeren, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Arjen Mulder, Huib Haye van der Werf.