Agata Jaworska is a designer, curator and writer based in Amsterdam.

 

Recent exhibitions include: In No Particular Order (Stimuleringsfonds), Sense Nonsense (Van Abbemuseum), Phenomenal (Museo Madre, Napoli), Coming Soon: Real Imaginary Futures (Bureau Europa), Dialetheia (Sandberg Design Department) and Underbelly (Sandberg Design Department). Agata is active in design education at Sandberg Instituut, Design Academy Eindhoven, Royal College of Art (London), ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (Arnhem), Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam) and Cornell University (New York).

 

With Giovanni Innella she initiated Institute of Relevant Studies, a studio for curation, research and design. Permanently in a state of beta, IoRS develops new models for business and culture as a form of design and expression.

 

With co-founder of Droog, Renny Ramakers, Agata curated the Droog Lab series of projects Here, There, Everywhere from 2009–2012 and was co-editor of the recently published book on the series.

 

Agata graduated from IM Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven (2008, cum laude) with Made in Transit, a concept that was awarded Best Invention by TIME Magazine and was exhibited at MoMA (New York).

 

Contact

jaworska.mail@gmail.com

+31 6 253 981 74

@agatajaworska

 

Curating

2014 — Sense Nonsense, with Thomas Widdershoven, Jan Konings and Ina Hollmann, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

2014 — In No Particular Order, with Jeremy Jansen and Johannes Schwartz, Stimuleringsfonds Grant Programme for Talent Development, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

2014 — Phenomenal, with Giovanni Innella, MADRE, Museum of contemporary Art Donna REgina, Naples

2014 — Coming Soon: Real Imaginary Futures, with Giovanni Innella, Lukas Feireiss, Lara Schrijver, Piet Vollaard, Roosje Klap and Saskia van Stein, Bureau Europa, Maastricht

2014 — Dialetheia, Design Department Graduation, Sandberg Instituut

2014 — SZHKSMZ, Droog Lab with TD, Shenzhen Biennale

2013 — Underbelly, Design Department Graduation, Sandberg Instituut

2012 — Identity Land, Droog Lab, Z33, Belgium

2012 — Material Matters, Droog Lab with TD, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

2012 — Material Matters, Droog Lab with TD, International Furniture Fair, Milan

2011 — Fantastical Investments, Droog Lab with Metahaven, Droog, Amsterdam

2012 — Open House, Droog Lab with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Levittown, New York

2009 — Design That Thinks, with Giovanni Innella, Superdesign, Lecce

2008 — S1NGLETOWN, Droog, Architectural Biennale, Venice

 

Teaching

— Design Department, Sandberg Instituut

— Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven

— Graphic Design, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem

— Product Design, Data Design, Future Products, Willem de Kooning Academy

— Department of Architecture, Cornell University, ongoing

— Platform 20, Design Products, Royal College of Art, 2013 – 2014

— The Why Factory, Delft University of Technology, 2013 (guest critic)

 

Writing

— Nature through the Windshield: Koert van Mensvoort interview, with Brendan Cormier, Volume #35, 2013

— The IKEA Dream, Volume #33, 2012

— An Economic Zone Against All Odds: Matias Echanove and Rahul Sivrastava interview, Volume #32, 2012

 

Clients

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Bureau Europa

Cornell University

Design Academy Eindhoven

Droog

Royal College of Arts

Sandberg Instituut

Stimuleringsfonds

Volume

Willem de Kooning Academy

Sense Nonsense

 

With Thomas Widdershoven,
Jan Konings and Ina Hollmann,
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2014

 

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In No Particular Order

 

With Jeremy Jansen and Johannes Schwartz, Stimuleringsfonds Grant Programme for Talent Development, Schellensfabriek, Eindhoven, Dutch Design Week 2014

 

stimuleringsfonds.nl/talent

 

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Coming Soon: Real Imaginary Futures

 

An exhibition about this desire for an imaginary reality: an eclectic overview
of utopian efforts, stories, and practices through the history of mankind.

 

With Giovanni Innella, Lukas Feireiss, Lara Schrijver, Piet Vollaard, Roosje Klap
and Saskia van Stein, Bureau Europa, Maastricht, 2014

Dialetheia

 

Design Department Graduation, Sandberg Instituut, 2014

 

sandberg.nl/design/dialetheia

 

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Platform 21: Imaginative Realism

 

With Rachel Harding, Design Products, Royal College of Art, London, 2013–2014

Featuring: Template by Louie Rigano, Creative Potential of Disaster by Yurii Kasao, The Rise of the Plasticsmith by Gangjian Cui

 

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Underbelly

 

Design Department Graduation, Sandberg Instituut, 2013

 

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Design Tunes, Design Graphs,
Design Words

 

Analysis of leading trends in design.

 

With Giovanni Innella, 2012

 

designtunes.org

designgraphs.org

designwords.org

Material Matters

 

Droog Lab and TD, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2012

 

A future furniture fair featuring 38 existing and speculative companies inspired by material scarcity.

Identity Land

 

Droog Lab with Erik Kessels, Z33, Hasselt, 2012

 

An imaginary society founded on a post-nationalistic sentiments spreading around the world. Without a fixed location but with potential to emerge anywhere, Identity Land offers alternative solutions to national sentiments, symbols, services and boundaries that can be adopted by existing nations or created by people themselves.

identityland.net

Open House

 

Droog Lab with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Levittown, New York, 2011

 

A suburban movement in which houseowners supplement their income and develop a new vocation by offering home-made services and facilities to the public.

Fantastical Investments

 

Droog Lab with Metahaven, Droog, Amsterdam, 2011

 

An imaginary luxury brand. A vehicle for discussion on the co-existence of fiction and survival in a new vision on luxury.