Of Public Interest (OPI) Lab is a one-year international course for professional practitioners in art, architecture, and related fields (directed by Jonas Dahlberg), especially those interested in, or working with, visual and spatial practices. Working with practice-based thinking and making, we experiment with artistic strategies and language in our common spaces – beyond commissions. This methodology becomes a way of insisting that artistic language and voices play an active role in critically rethinking the values our society is built on, taking part in proposing alternative imaginaries and narratives.
We meet every four weeks at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm for a session of 5 days, with intensive programming that includes practice-based work, developing working methodologies, workshops, lectures, seminars, site visits, group discussions and coaching.
OPI offers access to an international network of professionals, institutions, and guest lecturers.
Master Degree in fine art, architecture, curatorial practices or another relevant field, or prior learning gained through other relevant education and professional experience.