Isabel MagerInvestigative and critical designer
Isabel Mager is an investigative and critical designer whose work confronts an oscillation between design culture and structures of power.
Mager’s most recent work dissects complexities of mass material culture; infrastructure, access and invisible forms of labour. The work critically analyses and maps these underlying mechanisms and translates these in a physical and visual way. The work takes the form of installations, prototypes, performances and articles within a design and academic context.
Mager is the current holder of a Talent Development Grant from the Creative Industries NL and invited participant for Checkpoints & Chokepoints a pilot Masters programme at ArtEZ (NL).
Global Graduate speaker for the Design Indaba Festival (Cape Town, ZA, 2017), Collaborative grant holder with designer Gabriel Maher at the IASPIS international residency programme (Stockholm, SE), presented at the symposium Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power in Malmö (SE) by Decolonising Design and published the article 5000times Exploitative Mechanisms through Decolonising Design Journal. Mager received a BA Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2016, NL).