spatial +/ concept design / curation / design research

marina.hulzenga@gmail.com

+1 780 232 9219

 

Currently based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

— Greatly influenced by her rural Canadian upbringing the essence of Marina's work not only invokes interactions between space, land, history and environment but also hints at the reminders we have of our fragile and humble place within such a landscape. A professional background in exhibit design influences her desire to have her projects tell a certain story: to celebrate a history, listen to the land, and constantly engage the philosophical, conceptual, and social dialogues of our spatial surroundings. Absorbed in research and collecting as a means to creativity, her work focuses on unearthing details and connections within our spatial awareness that are often overlooked. With this approach, she creates concepts and experiences that open up a third space for exchange and debate. Education: Maskwacis Cultural College - Maskwacis, AB, Canada Design Academy Eindhoven, Public Space Design - Eindhoven, Netherlands Grant MacEwan University, Design + Visual Presentation - Edmonton, AB, Canada Awards: Edmonton Arts Council - Individual Project Grant Recipient - 2016 Design Academy Eindhoven - Connect(r)ing Award - 2014 Bridge & Falls Creative Residency - Sioux Narrows - Nestor Falls, ON, Canada - 2016 SPATIAL DESIGN — Spatial Design is the act of examining the spaces and places of our surroundings and landscapes, and then to not understand those observations as containing but as relational. Sensing the abundant and subtle connections within space, and applying those networks in context to re-imagine the narrative. Using the language of architectural design, landscape design, urban design, interior design, product design, and public art; the conceptual discipline of spatial design brings the design process to the elusive edges of the human environment, focusing on the relationship between people and space. CURATION — Curation is the act of bridging. Often engrossed in the realm of art and design, but not limited to these territories, curating finds threads of commonality between its actors and strings those yarns into unique and intriguing encounters. Weaving these stories into space and place, the curator does not simply fill a wall but rather widens, stretches, erupts the existing space and allows the viewers to enter the liminality of an exhibition. Whether composing an exhibit in a gallery or museum, the content of a book, or the formation of an archive, the curator conducts temporary communities by linking different people and practices and creates conditions that ignite a spark between them. DESIGN RESEARCH — Design Research is the act of collecting social and spatial rhythms; using a design perspective and design tools to gather information. Manifesting through such mediums as maps, shapes, drawings, conversations, models, images, walks, materials and sound. Design Research concentrates on the built and natural movements and infrastructure of our environments, searching for clues within the patterns. By compiling these diverse and colourful collections a new view, or perhaps voice is heard for new knowledge to be shared. We begin to see our landscapes and frameworks in a new light, which in turn illuminates a path towards change and understanding.

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