Delta and Sediment - three contemporary expressions from Bangladesh in the main hall.


Open Studio

– Exploring creativity in flux


Färgfabriken’s Open Studio helps to give exposure to creative thinking at a time when it’s still in flux, by inviting various fascinating creators to take over a project space for a short period of time.

As a centre for the arts, we have an interminable interest in the creative process - what does it offer us? How does it come about? How do we capture it? How do we shape it? What should we reject? We want these cursory processes to encounter an audience - their audience.

In the autumn of 2017, we began exploring different ways of giving exposure to creative thinking and creative processes before they adopt their final form, while also bringing creators and audiences closer together. In collaboration with the art and design group Very Very Gold, Färgfabriken’s first Open Studio was launched. Our visitors could familiarise themselves with Very Very Gold’s arsenal of ideas, which were then shaped and reshaped, located, and dislocated in order to gradually shift into new and evolving ideas.

Open Studio 2019 launches with the artistic duo Osynliga Teatern (the Invisible Theatre), which seeks to push the boundaries between show, performance, and exhibition. The project space will then be taken over by the architectural agency LABLAB with a pop-up think tank on issues relating to Europe’s rural areas, followed by students from the Swedish Royal Institute of Art’s "R-Lab" working on the topic of “Nordic Hazardlands”.

We provide regular updates on the participants and their programmes.

Click on each participant below to learn more.

  • I WAS HERE - Osynliga Teatern, March 28th-April 6th

    I WAS HERE is a performance installation by artist duo Osynliga Teatern which combines an intimate experience for one person per occasion with a live-stream that can be experienced online or in one of the exhibition spaces at Färgfabriken. The work combines a relational situation with an all-encompassing environment where questions of trust and empathy is tested in relation to our private sphere. The exhibition is founded on public telephone conversations and is divided into two parts. As a visitor, you can choose to participate in the installation either as The Narrator or as The Observer, or as both.

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  • Texas University Architecture Department, April 8th-14th

    With Frances Hsu and students.

    Food is a basic need and a luxury, both an art and a science crossing boundaries of time and place, a part of daily life and long term human survival. It is one of the largest and most innovative industries in the world economy and among the most urgent problems facing our world. Limited food access along with decreasing biodiversity and increasing dependence on fewer and fewer varieties and species of crops fostered by corporate monopolies loom as we rely on increasingly fragile large industrial-scale monocultures that alter ecological balance. Within the context of climate catastrophe, we must enter into debates on the role of the productive landscape through issues related to food.

    Alimentarium is a first-year Master of Architecture foundations studio in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University that considers how agricultural production, processing, distribution and consumption of food intersects with architecture, urbanism, industry, economy, technology, culture, and politics. The course identifies and critically analyses how food has shaped the built environent in order to inform the production of architectural content, program and project for Alimentarium--a public knowledge center in the city of Bryan, Texas dedicated to the exhibtion, experimentation, and experience of food that might not only counteract or be resistant to existing capitalist logics but also create more beautiful, joyful, adventurous and equitable cities.

  • Royal Institute of Technology / Malin Heyman, May 6th-19th

    Malin Heyman and James Hamilton, together with the students of the KTH ABE Graduate Program in Urbanism will occupy the Open Studio during the production, copy editing, review and printing of a book that will represent the students research from the Studio's Mexico City workshop and subsequent project "CO-OP City: Future Collective Domestic".

    "CO-OP City : Future Collective Domestic" was a 10 week design studio in the Graduate Profram in Urbanism at KTH ABE. Students have worked in groups to produce proposals for collective domestic places and programs to engage public space in Mexico City. The work takes as it's departure point Hannes Meyer's 1928 manifesto Bauen and the contemporary research of Anna Puigjaner presented in her work Kitchenless City.

    Collaborators and contributors to the studio have been:





    + OKK+ friends

    + Alejandra Navarrete

    + Andrea González

    + Daniel Urey

    + David Huber

    + Fernando Ocaña

    + Hélène Frichot

    + Isabelle Löfgren

    + Karolina Keyzer

  • LABLAB, April 22nd-May 5th

    LABLAB will investigate the historic and contemporary relationship that exist between the image and landscape throughout the landscape of Dalarna, Sweden.

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  • The Royal Institute of Art R-Lab RIA, May 20th-June 2nd

  • Gülbeden Kulbay, June 3rd-16th

    Performance artist, read more.

Last updated on April 4th, 2019



Time & Place

Starts on March 28, 2019

Welcome to the project space upstairs!

Open Studio has the same opening hours as the art space, if nothing else is stated.


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Osynliga Teatern, "I WAS HERE"
Very Very Gold