Marvels & Catastrophes – Renewal and Metamorphosis

23 May 2019 2 June 2019

Open Studio
Projektrummen, Färgfabriken

Renewal and Metamorphosis is the final in a series of 4 movements proposed by R-Lab concerning the major transformations affecting today’s natural and living environments.

The two weeks at Färgfabriken will present a sequence of student led workshops, installations, performances, videos, and temporary exhibits outlining the world in its state of “new normal.” Open to the public.

This is the concluding series of workshops and performative public engagements to be featured in Färgfabriken’s Open Studio. Renewal and Metamorphosis is developed and run by the participants enrolled in this year’s R-Lab Marvels and Catastrophes course held at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. All events are open to the public, children and adults alike, please come, and please share!



THE LEXICON OF MARVELS AND CATASTROPHES is the second public project run by R-Lab in a series that began with the program THE ART OF DISASTER at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial in October 2018. MARVELS AND CATASTROPHES is a production of R-Lab, an advanced post-graduate educational program based at Kungliga Konsthögskolan (the Royal Institute of Art) Stockholm. This year’s project focuses on human ingenuity when confronting natural disasters, unpredictable climatic events, and human-made calamities.

R-Lab is an ongoing critical research platform directed by Peter Lang focusing on architecture, design, visual arts and urban culture for the Royal Institute of Art Stockholm.