MaHKU Platform, 2011, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design

MaHKU Platform, 2011, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design

MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design

June 20, 2011
MaHKU Platform, 2011, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design

Research Presentations & Interventions

Utrecht, 24 June–9 July

MaHKUzine, Journal of Artistic Research, # 10

MA Fine Art


Share the Square
Curator Mika Hannula (i.c.w Expodium, Platform for Young Art)
Locations Mariaplaats and Academiegalerie, Minrebroederstraat 16, Utrecht
Opening 24 June, 17–19
Dates 25 June–9 July, Wednesday–Saturday 12–17


Share the Square is a collective effort that has three inter-linked dimensions. It takes places out there, at the Mariaplaats square, as a temporary act of intervention, both in front of the conservatory and in the back of the garden; it gains another kind and type of articulation at the Academiegalerie, a work of art that translates and transforms the intervention at the square; and finally, it is present at the exhibition site as the roots and routes of the development of the project addressed as the research part.


Booklaunch Expothesis (Series in Art Research and Public Space), # 2, Marcus Miessen, Wake Up From the Nightmare of Participation, i.c.w. Expodium, Auriollaan 98, 25 June, 16–19


Open Studio
Location Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht (room 1.04)
Dates Thursday 30 June, 18–21, Friday 1 July, 10–21, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July, 11–17


MA Communication Design
Editorial Design, Fashion Design

Counterinformation. Designing Database Transparency
Curator Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden, Femke Herregraaf, Vinca Kruk)
Location Square at Hamburgerstraat 28 (opposite Het Utrechts Archief)
Dates 24 June–3 July


This intervention presents the outcomes of a two-month workshop that investigates how designers can bring transparency to secrecy. By research and design, MaHKU students explore a hidden world of public-private cyber conflict and online surveillance.


Discussion: Counterinformation. Designing Database Transparency


During this discussion a number of students will present their project. In that context the challenges that database transparency poses on designers will be delved into further.


1 July, 15–17 Organization Metahaven


MA Spatial Design


Interior Design, Public Space Design


Augmented Realities
Curator Arjen Oosterman
Location Aorta, Achter de Dom 14, Utrecht
Opening 30 June, 17-19
Dates 29 June–3 July, Wednesday–Sunday, 12–17


For designers, more than ever the city is the condition to confront. More than ever the existing is the material to work with. Eleven students from the Spatial Design department of MaHKU present their research in the Utrecht architecture center Aorta. The projects—ranging from the application of new LED-light technology in a home environment to the social awareness of sex and sexshops in Taiwan, from the reality of objects in interiors to new uses and users of vacant office space—are about adding layers, not about radical change. Existing situations act as opportunities and challenges to work with. Augmented Realities shows eleven proposals to see the city afresh, to discover potential in what we have and do, to make our lives richer.


Discussion: Transforming Parking Garages
1 July, 16–19 Organization Space & Matter


Discussion: Augmented Realities


2 July, 15–17 Organization Arjen Oosterman
MaHKUzine, Summer 2011, Out Now 


MaHKUzine, Journal of Artistic Research, # 10, Summer 2011, As the Academy Turns. Publication of As the Academy Turns, a collaborative project with Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain and EARN (European Artistic Research Network). Concerning current PhD research in Fine Art. Contributions by Magnus Bartas, Juergen Bock, Mika Elo, Tom Holert, Frans Jacobi, Jan Kaila, Irene Kopelman, Matts Leiderstam, Sarat Maharaj, Tuomas Nevanlinna, Janis Rafailidou, Henk Slager, Marquard Smith, Hito Steyerl, Jan Svenungsson, Maija Timonen, Katja Tukiainen and Denise Ziegler.


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MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design is a one-year Master programme that comprises five disciplines, i.e. Editorial Design, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Interior Design, and Public Space Design


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