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31 Aug 2009

MaHKU presents Urban Knowledge (Dutch Artistic Research Event # 4)



September 4 - September 13, 2009.

+ 31 30 2547991

Aorta, Academiegalerie, Centraal Museum, Studio Hoograven, Toonkamer/Dutch Design Center. Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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During 2006 MaHKU* (The Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design/Professorship Artistic Research) initiated a series of research activities resulting in an annual manifestation named Dutch Artistic Research Event (DARE). The fourth edition of this event will take place from September 4 – September 13. Five locations in the city of Utrecht - Academiegalerie, Aorta, Centraal Museum, Dutch Design Center, Studio Hoograven - will not only be platforms for graduate presentations, but will also offer room for research-screenings and parallel panel discussions.

DARE # 4. Urban Knowledge

Urban Knowledge investigates the specific perspectives Fine Art and Design deploy in order to understand and rethink our current urban environments and their complexities.

DARE # 4. Opening: September 4, 17-19.

All locations: Academiegalerie, Aorta, Dutch Design Center, Studio Hoograven.
Fashion Performance: Kloostertuin Het Pandhof, Domplein, 19-19.30.
Afterparty: Studio Hoograven, Goylaan 91, Utrecht.

MaHKU Degree Show Ma Fine Art: Common Site. Come Inside
Location: Studio Hoograven, Goylaan 91. Wed-Sa: 13-18 (and Sunday 9.13)
Parallel Programme Fine Art: Workshops/Lectures. More details:
Curator: Mika Hannula (Berlin/University of Gothenburg)

MaHKU Degree Shows MA Design
Spatial Design (Interior Design, Public Space Design)
Location: Aorta, Achter de Dom 14. Wed-Sa: 12-17 (and Sunday 9.13)
Curator: Arjen Oosterman (Editor in chief Volume/Archis)

Fashion Design
Location: Academiegalerie. Minrebroederstraat 16. Wed-Sat: 13-18 (and Sunday 9.13)
Curator: Anne Vroegop (Expozee Amsterdam)

Editorial Design

Location: Dutch Design Center, Rotsoord 3. Mon-Sat: 12-17 (and Sunday 9.13)
Curator: Thomas Clever (CleverFranke)

Research Screenings:

Spatial Design. September 8: 19-21. Critical Referent: Lilet Breddels. Aorta, Achter de Dom 3.
Communication Design. September 10: 19-21. Critical Referents: Joost Grootens,
Martijn Sandberg, Dutch Design Center, Rotsoord 3. Utrecht.

International Symposium: Urban Knowledge, Centraal Museum.
Presentations by: Jan-Erik Andersson (PhD Researcher Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki), Adam Budak (Curator Manifesta 7), Claire Doherty (Director Situations, Bristol), Mika Hannula (Professor of Artistic Research, Gothenburg University), Oliver Marchart (Professor of Sociology, Lucerne), Kobe Matthys (Agency, Brussels), Huib Haye van der Werf (Curator NAI, Rotterdam).

Location: Centraal Museum, Nicolaas Kerkhof 10.
September 9: 10-17.
Information and Reservations:

*NOTE: MaHKU Application and Admission for MA Fine Art and MA Design (Editorial, Fashion, Interior, Public Space) programs are possible from September 2009 – April 2010). Look for more information on or send a mail to

DARE is a project initiated by the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (MaHKU). DARE # 4 is realized in the context of Utrecht Consortium (Sia-Raak) and Dutch Design Double.