Opening hours

Expo open

Tuesday 17 April - Saturday 21 April: 10.00-20.00 
Sunday 22 April: 10.00-18.00

Opening party

Thursday 19 April: 20.00-22.00

Special events

Next to the exhibition My Practice, My Politics we will be hosting special events, artist talks, tours and presentations by heads of the Arts and Design departments of the Royal Academy of Art. 

Have a look at the daily programme:

Tours (ongoing)
You can ask for a tour of My Practice, My Politics

Tours (ongoing)
You can ask for a tour of My Practice, My Politics


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.

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

Tours (ongoing)
You can ask for a tour of My Practice, My Politics


3:00 - 3:45pm
Presentation by Bas Froon (Industrial Design, 2017). With a discussion on (re)designing industry by Maaike Roozenburg, head of the master department Industrial Design.

Bas Froon will present his micromouling machine, part of his quest to make local production of labour-intensive 'soft' products possible.


4:00 - 4:45pm
Presentation by Klaus Jung, head of the bachelor department Fine Arts. 

Klaus Jung will introduce the ethos of the Fine Art department and talk about the specific aims of the curriculum. The presentation will contain thoughts about higher education in Fine Art in the 21st century. Klaus will also make an attempt to point out what makes education in Fine Art differ from other creative disciplines.


8:00 - 10:00pm
Drinks and opening party Futura. Featuring performances by Yamuna Forzani and Katarina Petrović. Word of welcome by Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska, curators of My Practice, My Politics.

Tours (ongoing)
You can ask for a tour of My Practice, My Politics


12:00 - 12:45pm
Presentations by Fahmy Shahin (Interactive/Media/Design, 2016) and Lisa van Casand (Photography, 2017). Moderation by Janine Huizenga, head of the bachelor department Interactive / Media / Design.

Fahmy Shahin will present his use of mapping as a means to work through notions of identity, migration and place. Mapping becomes a means to depict the world in a way that reflects his own experience. In the project The Mushroom Club, Photographer Lisa van Casand reconstructs a former NATO headquarters using fictive fragments - building blocks - that allow the viewer to reconstruct a mental image of the headquarters. 

Tours (ongoing)
You can ask for a tour of My Practice, My Politics

Tours (ongoing)
You can ask for a tour of My Practice, My Politics

See all participating artists and designers

Venue

Location

Viale Abruzzi 42, Milan
Ground floor

Route

Part of Ventura Future
Università building