Artist talks & presentations - Milan 18 April

Artist talks & presentations in the context of My Practice, My Politics exhibition on view at the Milan Design Week during the Salone del Mobile 2018. 

Participating artists & designers, all recent graduates of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), present their projects and engage in conversations with the curators of the exhibition and the heads of the Art & Design departments.

1:00 - 1:45pm

Presentations by Katarina Petrović (Master ArtScience, 2016) and Daniel Grumer (Master Type and Media, 2016). Moderation by Agata Jaworska, co-curator of My Practice, My Politics.

Cosmologicus - Katarina Petrović
Cosmologicus by Katarina Petrović

With the project Cosmologicus, Katarina Petrović translates radio emissions from Jupiter into poetry. Using custom-made software, the invisible order of electron particles coming from the distant planet is made intelligible through language. 

Typeface Abraham - Daniel Grumer
Typeface Abraham by Daniel Grumer

Type designer Daniel Grumer will present Abraham, a multilingual typeface that aims to reduce hierarchy amongst Hebrew, Arabic and English scripts.


2:00 - 2:45pm

 Vera van de Seyp
Vera van de Seyp

Presentations by Vera van de Seyp (Graphic Design, 2016) and Gitte Svendsen (Fine Arts, 2017). With an introduction to the graphic design department, and moderation by Niels Schrader, co-head of Graphic Design and Non-Linear Narrative.

With a critical look to the Internet of Things, graphic designer Vera van de Seyp questions when the promise of connectivity supersedes functionality.

MINDMAP #8 - Gitte Svendsen
MINDMAP #8 by Gitte Svendsen

Visual artist Gitte Svendsen collects "waste" materials from the streets, creating abstract installations that inspire viewers to combine known and unknown things.


3:00 - 3:45pm

Presentation by Klodiana Millona (Master of Interior Architecture, 2017). With moderation and an outline to the interdisciplinary approach of the department by Hans Venhuizen, head of Interior Architecture (INSIDE).

Klodiana Millona
The Unfinished House: What if it was great?

Klodiana's project The Unfinished House: What if it was great? reimagines the phenomenon of houses left “permanently under construction” in Albania. In an effort to twist the shortcomings of modernity into a positive idea of civic empowerment, the work manifests an experimental methodology that questions the concept of the city and who owns it.

4:00 - 4:45pm

Nature is fuzzy and society tries to draw a line on it -Yamuna Forzani
Nature is fuzzy and society tries to draw a line on it by Yamuna Forzani

Presentations by Yamuna Forzani (Textile and Fashion, 2016) and Sarah Lauwaert (Textile and Fashion, 2016). Moderation by Roosje Klap, co-head of Graphic Design and the master Non-Linear Narrative.

With hand tufted carpets, large knitted fabrics, textile designer Yamuna Forzani constructs scenes in which queer utopias can unfold. 


Sarah Lauwaert
I need to be protected by Sarah Lauwaert

Fashion designer Sarah Lauwaert creates garments which are designed to protect our bodies and minds from environmental catastrophes and the loss of the North Pole.



18 april 2018 13.00 - 17:00


Viale Abruzzi 42, Milan

Part of Ventura Future: University building


Free entrance