Kiki Mager is a multidisciplinary designer whose work investigates social and political dynamics surrounding geographies of mass-material production, new technologies and lived experiences within. Their works translate complexities into multimedia productions to make findings tangible and share experiences between stakeholder forums. Formats include mappings, video productions, interactive installations, workshops and talks.
Kiki recently graduated with distinction from the Centre for Research Architecture Master’s programme at the Visual Cultures department of Goldsmiths, University of London (2021, UK). They have received a Seed Grant by Design Trust (Hong Kong, CN), a Grant for Talent Development by Creative Industries Fund NL and were invited researcher and participant for the exhibition GEO–DESIGN: Alibaba. From Here To Your Home at Van Abbemuseum in 2018 and Salone del Mobile 2019. In 2017 Kiki participated at the Checkpoints & Chokepoints ArtEZ pilot MA programme in Arnhem and presented as Global Graduate speaker at the Design Indaba festival (Cape Town, ZA). In 2016 Kiki received a BA Cum Laude from the Man & Wellbeing department at the Design Academy Eindhoven and spoke at the symposium Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power in Malmö (SE), hosted by the Decolonising Design collective, with whom they co-published the article 5000times – Exploitative mechanism within the design of smart high-tech devices.
*Some works were published under Isabel Mager. Kiki is my preferred name.