Studio Marina Hulzenga

a spatial design and art studio


Designing spatial experiences that connect and inspire change. Specializing in exhibit and installation design, we translate 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, our work focuses on uncovering details and connections that challenge our spatial narratives. In both designing for clients or self-initiated projects, we value in depth research, being guided by process and activating conversations.

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

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

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Edmonton Heritage Council
In collaboration with: Azkaa Rahman, Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op, the Natural Leaders who were key in the creation of the original ELR exhibit, and Sticks & Stones

In Process

Design and translation for the re-imagining of the story and content produced for the Edmonton Living Rooms exhibit, to be featured as a digital exhibit on the Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP) website platform.

Bison Hide installation

Location: maskêkosihk, Canada
Client: River Cree Resort & Casino
Production Elements: Bellows Design


We Are A People Of Hope installation

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Edmonton Society for Chrisitan Education
Production Elements: Bellows Design, Alberta Decal Installers

Celebrating the newly built Edmonton Christian West School, an installation was designed to share how this community began, where they are now, and what their deep hopes for the future are.

Sustainability Showcase installation

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Edmonton Convention Centre
Production Elements: Factotum Fabrication

Created a display on the Pedway Level of the Edmonton Convention Centre to enhance awareness of their commitment to sustainability amongst their visitors.

As part of an interdisciplinary working group,
I created documentation for the project Nesting-Landing by Shelley Etkin

Location: Berlin, Germany
Client: Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin
In collaboration with: Shelley Etkin, Parvathi Ramanathan, Ludger Storcks, Nicola van Straaten, Doreen Markert, Lydia Baldwin

“We invited a group of children to collectively build a temporary environment that we weave and inhabit together. How can this process of creating and inhabiting a place together make our diverse relationships with home, migration, and coexistence visible? In an interdisciplinary working group, we explored how our (adult) offerings can correspond to the imaginations and worlds of thought of children and open ourselves to their curiosity and needs. What kind of living space could we build together and how can this process playfully deconstruct claims to property and territory? What dreams do we have related to this place and the places in our life?”

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