For the next colloquium of the semester, held on Nov. 12 (Tuesday), we are pleased to welcome three international artists and design researchers Arvid&Marie (NL&FR) and Adelaide Lala Tam (HK) who will speak on the topic of “Speculation in Art and Design”. Please note that seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Date: Nov. 12, 2019 (Tuesday), 16:00
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Topic: Speculation in Art and Design
Arvid&Marie (NL&FR) and Adelaide Lala Tam (HK) are international artists and design researchers based in the Netherlands. Although with very different practices, they share a desire to tackle fundamental issues with alternative design tools. In this talk, each will explain their practice and approach, with ample time for a Q and A to dive deeper into specific topics of their projects or specific topics of their artistic practice.
Arvid&Marie is a duo of artists, experience designers and technological adventurers always aiming to discover new ways to stretch our world. Together Arvid Jense (NL, MSc at TU/e) and Marie Caye (FR, BA Design Academy Eindhoven) collaborate on their shared passion for art and technology.
Through the use of interactive objects and performative storytelling, Arvid&Marie use their collaborative effort to explore post-human theories, focusing their creative attention on practical cybernetics and autonomous machines. They believe that researching how humans express themselves, philosophically and technologically, can lead to long lasting, positive change.
Adelaide Lala Tam
Adelaide explores complexities within the food production system with an intention to unfold the stories behind it. She is curious about the role of a designer as a mediator between food and design and uses her design skills to reconnect people to the origin of their food.
Her work begins with thorough field research and she considers the social context at the initial stages of a design project. She has explored indigenous villages, farms and food production facilities, often examining specific details within these large systems. The outcome varies and is not limited to a specific design approach, bringing to highlight the information revealed during her observations.
Adelaide originates from Hong Kong and is currently based in the Netherlands. She graduated Cum Laude from the Food Non-Food department at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018. Her project ‘0.9 Grams of Brass’ won the Future Food Design Award 2018 for both the jury and audience categories. She was amongst the 20 best design graduates speaking about her project at the 2018 Design Indaba Antenna Conference edition in the Netherlands. The Ultimate Milk Cow project, which is a series of trophies representing three categories in modern day milk production, featured among the collection of the Water School from Studio Makkink and Bey at Salone del Mobile Milan 2019.