MIKAELA STEBY STENFALK

- visual designer, architect & curator.

 

COPY COLLECTION - ongoing research into the life of reproductions online, COLLECTIVE COLLECTION: SISTINE CHAPEL - what we actually see through social media, COLLECTIVE COLLECTION: MONA LISA - visual communication thesis on collective memory of space, BOXEN - a platform for fast-changing, experimental exhibitions at ArkDes in Stockholm, MODELLARKIVET - inaugurating show in Boxen, SUPER-MAKER - research project exploring the possibilities of elevated printing with Canon and Design Academy Eindhoven, FOOTBALL.CITY - a research into urban spaces through the eyes of Google Maps, EXHIBITION + EDUCATION - architecture thesis on two pedagogic institutions.

 

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EXHIBITION + EDUCATION

- architecture thesis on two pedagogic institutions.

 

This project is an investigation into two pedagogic institutions - a school for adults and an art centre for temporary exhibitions - and how they can interact, complement, and merge together in their common aim to educate society.

 

In the book Beyond Learning: Democratic Education for a Human Future, Gert J. J. Biesta (Professor of Education and Director of Research at Brunel University in London) presents an alternative view on education: He states that the aim of education is to create democratic citizens, which happens best through interaction with others different from yourself. The educator’s responsibility is therefore to create rooms of otherness and difference, which therefore also becomes a spatial quest.

 

With the goal to expose different groups of people to each other, I combined a school for adults and an art centre. The two groups would most likely have different interests and backgrounds, however still visit the building with a similar mindset: to learn something. According to Biesta, it is essential that these two groups  also interact. Because of this, the flexibility of the building and the communication spaces became the origin of the building’s design.

 

The plan arrangements are made to offer various possibilities of opening or closing walls in order to crate interesting paths for exhibitions throughout both communication spaces and classrooms. Depending on the situation, the building may transform between almost completely exhibition space and solely classrooms. This opens the opportunity for the school to exhibit their student’s work, and become more public, while the museum broadens its reach to people whom may not have visited the exhibition otherwise.

 

All Rights Reserved © copyright Mikaela Steby Stenfalk. Do not use, edit or copy any of my projects without consent.

 

EXHIBITION + EDUCATION

- architecture thesis on two pedagogic institutions.

 

This project is an investigation into two pedagogic institutions - a school for adults and an art centre for temporary exhibitions - and how they can interact, complement, and merge together in their common aim to educate society.

 

In the book Beyond Learning: Democratic Education for a Human Future, Gert J. J. Biesta (Professor of Education and Director of Research at Brunel University in London) presents an alternative view on education: He states that the aim of education is to create democratic citizens, which happens best through interaction with others different from yourself. The educator’s responsibility is therefore to create rooms of otherness and difference, which therefore also becomes a spatial quest.

 

With the goal to expose different groups of people to each other, I combined a school for adults and an art centre. The two groups would most likely have different interests and backgrounds, however still visit the building with a similar mindset: to learn something. According to Biesta, it is essential that these two groups  also interact. Because of this, the flexibility of the building and the communication spaces became the origin of the building’s design.

 

The plan arrangements are made to offer various possibilities of opening or closing walls in order to crate interesting paths for exhibitions throughout both communication spaces and classrooms. Depending on the situation, the building may transform between almost completely exhibition space and solely classrooms. This opens the opportunity for the school to exhibit their student’s work, and become more public, while the museum broadens its reach to people whom may not have visited the exhibition otherwise.

 

All Rights Reserved © copyright Mikaela Steby Stenfalk. Do not use, edit or copy any of my projects without consent.