Kiki Mager is a designer and researcher whose work investigates social and political dynamics surrounding geographies of mass-material production and new technologies. Their works translate complexities into multimedia productions to make findings tangible and share experiences between stakeholder forums. Presentation formats include mappings, video documentation and talks.
Kiki is a current postgraduate student at the Centre for Research Architecture within the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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 Master pilot 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.