Gabriel A. Maher is a designer currently living and working in the Netherlands. With a background in interior architecture, Maher’s practice is essentially focused on relationships between body and structure and an interest in objects and systems. His current work spreads across several areas of design development; design education, design practice and academia. Maher’s emerging methodology seeks to create situations where research and design come together in performance.
The Mediated Body discusses systems of representation, designed artefacts, spaces, sites and technologies in terms of material co-enactments and power relations.
The lecture will be held in English.
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg
Dialogue: Franz Petter Schmidt and Jessica Hemmings
Artist Franz Petter Schmidt will be in dialogue with Jessica Hemmings, HDK Professor of Crafts on Weaving Fabrics for Suits, the project Schmidt developed as a Research Fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The archive, personal identity, textile production and resurrection of lost skills will be discussed. The format of the talk is a live, (almost) unscripted conversation (in English). All welcome!
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6–8, Göteborg
HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts Box 131, SE-405 30Gothenburg, Sweden. Visiting address:Kristinelundsgatan 6-8.