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The exhibition MAOW 2019 / DESIGN EXCAVATIONS is hosting an ongoing and extensive program of different set-ups and activations that will constantly rearrange the space over the course of five days. This is the schedule for Sunday 13th:


10:00-18:00 In Reverse Out

To start, there will be a presentation about visual communications, that includes examples of typography that has been lifted off the page. This will be followed by an interactive demonstration that gives exhibition visitors the opportunity to activate motion graphics in a static object.


Exhibition: 10:00-18:00

Demonstration: 12:00-13:00

Language: english

Audience: Adults/Teenagers

Project name: In Reverse Out

Student: Noeleen Doheny

Code: D/02

12:30-14:30 Legumes Lab Exhibition

10:00–12:00 Workshop: 10:30–11:30 Welcome to the Legumes Lab workshop! Legumes Lab is a workshop were participants are invited to approach various kinds of legumes with their senses in order to discover other aspects than usual. The workshop will challenge you to adopt a more curious, listening and open-minded attitude on the things that surround us in daily life

Language: English

Audience: Kids

Project name: Legumes Lab

Designer: Mengting Wang Code: W/02



11:00-18:00 Light defines object – Object defines light

An exhibition of spatial objects, which is the result of an experimental study and an investigation of the field of natural light within an indoor space and how to use objects to mediate natural light.

The focus of the investigations has been on the visual, emotional perception and the sense of light.The project explores how to intensify the feeling of natural light in a room and increase the visual perception of light. The project is also an investigation in how to use objects to extend and transform  natural light from the windows to other spots in the space.


Exhibition: 11:00-18:00

Language: english/swedish

Audience: Adults/Teenagers/Kids

Project name: Light defines object – Object defines light

Student: Hanna Crondahl

Code: C/03




13:00-14:00 Linked exhibition: Georgia O’keeffe – Forty years of solitude

In this offsite exhibition Charlotte Gunnarsson explores the potential of exhibition space to function otherwise than as a silent and neutral backdrop for artefacts that speak for themselves. In her work about the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, she creates a scenography or a three-dimensional picture for the visitors to enter and experience with all senses. Motifs and fragments from Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and life in Abiquiú, New Mexico, are translated into sound, light, animation, patterns, sculptures, and plants. Welcome to visit the exhibition by link from the city library or look up the exhibition site to visit it in its three-dimensional setting.


Live screening: 13:00-14:00

Language: english/swedish

Audience: Adults/Teenagers

Project name: Georgia O’keeffe – Forty years of solitude

Student: Charlotte Gunnarsson

Code: G/02




14:00-15:30  Remixing thoughts: Pella Thiel & Stina Bäckström

Ecologist and nature activist Pella Thiel talks with philosopher Stina Bäckström about recovery from an ecological and psychological perspective. In a time dominated by quantifications, with widespread stories of “performance” and “productivity”, we invite you to reflect on the concept of pause. The conversation is live streamed as an episode of the series Remixing thoughts by studio Märka and is produced in collaboration with GIBCA – Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.


Live screening: 14:00-15:30 (from Röda Sten)

Language: swedish

Audience: Adults/Teenagers

Project name: MÄRKA

Students: Klara Lindqvist & Philippa Stenmarker

Code: L/03, S/08




15:00-16:00 The script of doing

What does individual creative processes for really look like? What differences and similarities can we find? This is topics that will be discussed taking ground in the processes Ida has mapped during the MAOW exhibition (see Wednesday and Thursday)


Conversation: 15:00-16:00

Language: english/swedish

Audience: Adults/Teenagers

Project name: The script of doing

Student: Ida Sondell

Code: S/07




16:00-17:00 Remixing thoughts: Katja Pettersson

Studio Märka are having a conversation with artist Katja Pettersson at Röda Sten Konsthall as a part of the series: Remixing Thoughts. The podcast discusses art and design and the importance of opening up new perspectives in a human-centered world. The conversation will revolve around concepts like; balance and the new approaches required to look beyond the current worldview and to formulate new ideas for a future world.

A collaboration with GIBCA-Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.


Live screening: 16:00-17:00 (from Röda Sten)

Language: swedish

Audience: Adults/Teenagers

Project name: MÄRKA

Students: Klara Lindqvist & Philippa Stenmarker

Code: L/03, S/08




16:30-17:30 Towards the Chaos

Towards the Chaos is a collection of design practices that uses sugar as a medium to reflect on consumption in the context of unsustainable sustainability. Sugar is changeable and exceptionally difficult to control. It melts when it’s hot, and dissolves in water. Milena Faé Velho’s work include vases, plates, a table and a collection of jewellery – all made of sugar, all in a process of change and decay. Her project was exhibited at Stockholm Furniture Fair, 2019 and at The Fuolisalone di Design, in Milan, 2019 and will now be exhibited at MAOW 19.

Welcome to watch a performative act where Milena’s objects that have fullfilled their purpose, are disposed in the water tank, showing that they quickly disappear – lasting less as waste than fulfilling their use on the planet. This highly concentrated sugary water becomes an ink, where the designer creates patterns to an outfit that can be transformed after it’s washed out.


Conversation: 16:30-17:30

Language: english

Audience: Adults/Teenagers

Project name: Towards the Chaos

Student: Milena Faé

Code: F/01




The day by day programme









Browse through the online catalogue to read more about the exhibition, the works of the participating designers and the activities at the City library. For the best experience use the full screen button.

You can also download the catalogue: MAOW Design excavations.pdf (15 Mb)