Within MADAM, curiosity about specific materials is used to develop sustainable artistic and design practices that contribute to the climatic and social challenges we face.
Understanding and appreciating materials, both from one’s own experience and through theoretical foundations, is important to developing these practices. Materials, within this context, are tangible elements of the world we live in that become useful and meaningful through human action.
From locally available materials, students develop their own artistic research trajectories. The archive is a way to make human actions transparent, transferable, and thus sustainable. We therefore see the shaping of the archive as an important part of artistic practice. This is an important pillar in the MADAM curriculum.