Of Public Interest (OPI) Lab is a hub for experimental artistic and architectural practice-based thinking and doing. The Lab operates as an advanced course that is held at the Department for Research and Further Education in Architecture and Fine Art at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
OPI Lab 2023/2024
Last day to apply: 20. April 2023
OPI Lab seeks professional practitioners to form a multidisciplinary group for 2023/24, comprising 16 people with experience in art, architecture, curatorial work, social practice, landscape architecture, and/or other related fields.
The Lab hopes to bring together a diverse group who work with different approaches, with the belief that different backgrounds and life experiences enrich the learning experience and the discussions that can take place, and significantly, that a diverse group of voices is essential in shaping our public spaces.
More info and apply here: Royal Institute of Art
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Open door sessions
The work performed at OPI Lab is closely tied to socializing with the surroundings, and with each other, as a necessary component of building ideas through conviviality. We host a once-monthly Open Door Session as a public moment in the OPI Lab storefront space in Gröndal, where we offer food and drinks, discuss and share some of what we do with colleagues, friends, passersby, and people from the neighborhood. See the calendar below for future Open Door Sessions.
A variety of perspectives, practices and experiences is vital for peer-to-peer exchange, so each month we invite an external voice to be our guest for an artist talk, conversation or other moment of dialogue.
In our upcoming April session, artist Runo Lagomarsino and architect Alexander Eriksson Furunes will join us for two days of project presentations and discussions.
In the past we had many contributions, among them Jumana Manna, Pilvi Takala, Sumayya Vally, Cooking Sections, David Horvitz, Jill Magid, Joar Nango, Lea Porsager, Assemble, Joanna Warzsa, Marjetica Potrč, Stephen Wright, Raqs Media Collective, Carlo Ratti Associati, Sudarchan Khadka Jr, Alfredo Jaar, Wael Al Awar, Monument Lab, Ken Lum, Katie Paterson, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Can Altay, Unscene Architecture (Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese), Olivia Plender, Nato Thomson.
2022 / 2023
OPI Lab Sessions
Open Door Session
OPI Lab is founded and directed by the artist and professor Jonas Dahlberg. The course at the Department for Research and Further Education at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm is led together with curator and writer Jasmine Hinks.
Welcome to drop by the OPI Lab storefront space at Gröndalsvägen 1, 117 66 Stockholm when the space is activated through moments such as our monthly Open Door Sessions, and OPI Lab’s monthly intensive sessions. Learn a bit more about what we do at our instagram account @opi_lab or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org