Studio Marina Hulzenga

a spatial design and art studio

Specializing in exhibit and installation design, Studio Marina Hulzenga translates narrative and knowledge into a variety of immersive spaces through storytelling; inviting others to experience the celebration of histories, listen to the land and its people, and constantly engage the philosophical, conceptual, and social dialogues of our spatial surroundings. Absorbed in collecting and research as a means to creativity, the studio's work focuses on uncovering details and connections that challenge our spatial narratives. In both designing for clients or self-initiated projects, the studio values in depth research, being guided by process and activating conversation.

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ARCHIVE OF HAPPENINGS FROM PRESENT TO PAST: all project exhibition residency award

kisêwâtisiwin space

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Alberta Avenue Community League
In collaboration with: City of Edmonton, Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE)

In Process

Leading a diverse team of Indigenous folks and community members through the design process towards a park space that honours and brings needed awareness to the issue of Missing and Murdered and Exploited Indigenous People (MMEIP). The park will be located in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood, and be a space for ceremony, healing, and learning how all of us can be an ally in addressing this systemic issue.

The images are of a story book that was designed to share the heart and vision of this unique project.

kisêwâtisiwin pronounced [ki-se-wât-si-win] is a Cree word that speaks to how one strives to apply the principles of gentle, loving kindness into all areas of life.

To learn more about MMEIP:

Edmonton Living Rooms (ELR)
3rd iteration / digital exhibit

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Edmonton Heritage Council
In collaboration with: Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op, Azkaa Rahman, Sticks & Stones

Reimagining the design of the Edmonton Living Rooms exhibit to now be featured as a digital exhibit on the Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP) website platform. This involved translating the physical into a virtual experience, while honouring the deep heart stories offered by all participating communities.

Edmonton Living Rooms is the culmination of a series of gatherings and conversations engaging newcomer Canadians in story sharing to honour their presence and experiences in the unfolding story of lands and peoples. In this new digital iteration three new themes were introduced, including Food, Love & Resilience – chosen by community members as relevant for today.

Bee Hotels

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Explore Edmonton, EXPO Centre
Production Elements: Bellows Design

The creation of bee hotels for Explore Edmonton’s Responsible Events Program. These bee hotels are designed to support the local solitary bee populations, providing them with an inviting and safe space to lay their eggs. Using collected driftwood from the Edmonton river valley, holes are drilled into the driftwood to the exact size the solitary bees (specific to this location) prefer for their nests.

Art gallery temporary wall system

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Bleeding Heart Art Gallery

Creation of a temporary wall system the gallery uses to present artwork on. The colour red is part of the gallery’s brand identity.

artist talk

Location: BAO Restaurant in Edmonton, AB, Canada
Event: GLOW! - Community in Art & Culture presentation series
Supported by: Edmonton Arts Council

Presented a talk on my design research of the relationship between Space and Colour.

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The studio is based in amiskwacîwâskahikan / ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃ
/ Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) on Treaty 6 and Métis territory.