These days – when pressure on western producers in countries like Bangladesh is steadily growing – initiatives to confront the underlying, global issues are flourishing too. Thursday May 16 there’s the release of Brave no 2, a magazine dedicated to ”brave new production”, created by Margot Barolo, from Barolo Mårtensson and Brave Production.
The release takes place as part of the Spring Exhibition of Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and will be followed on Friday May 17 by a seminar. Focus here is artistic research, among others Margot Barolo’s work No Innocent Objects, where she discusses ”the dark side of MADE IN, how we value the human beings behind production.” As a designer she’s had unique opportunitues to get inside views of global production, often shattering experiences she wants to share.
Speakers and themes at the seminar also include Rolf Hughes: Artistic Research Exposition, Olof Einarsson: Artifacts, nature and the grey zone in between, Karin Ahlin: Keep on Burning, and Behzad Kohsravi Nooi: Blood and Honey, the logic of art from and about hyper politicized realms. We’ll be there, of course.