Art —
  1. OBI
  3. Deterrent Designs
  4. Dear Spartacus
  5. War on Cash
  6. Would you like to complain?
  7. Social Design Team

Applied Urbanism — 
  1. Invisible Social Dimensions
  2. 1st Urban Playground
  3. Das andere Möbel
  4. Hassling Hasselaar
  5. Still Only Human  
  6. Metabolism
  8. Eco Label
  9. Museum of Pacific Arts

Research — 
  1. Publications

Info —
  1. Virginia Lui is an artist, social designer and researcher. She holds an MA in Social Design and BA in Architecture. Lui’s works pivots between design – mostly for social innovation – public art and theory. She works in site-based performance, text, photography and drawing with the emphasis on artistic research. Much of her work can be categorised as Socially-engaged Art.
  2. Contact


1. Office for Bureaucritic Imagination  State of Exception

The Office for Bureaucritic Imagination  State of exception is a participatory speculative performance and toolkit to rethink new laws for refugees. The concept, State of Exception, is influenced by Giorgio Agamben’s notion of a space where the normal laws and regulations in society are suspended. This idea is borrowed for The Office for Bureaucritic Imagination, in which the status quo for refugee laws are questioned and new laws can be imagined.

Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea of political participation, The Office for Bureaucritic Imagination endeavours to create a stage where different voices regarding the refugee discourse can be heard  an Agora where laws can be discussed and deliberated. Therefore the participation of different stakeholders, artists, designers, refugees, civil servants and local associations in the project is key.

Designed to be replicated in different countries and adapted to new contexts, the performance should be enacted to collect new laws and facilitate discussions across countries and its people.

︎ Publication

Virginia Lui, Virginia Tassinari, Ilse Jooken, Martyna Wittbrodt, Juan Pablo Ramos Valadez, Moammar Wardeh, Stef Lemmens

Everyone Loves Ice Cream Fest | 2018
Z33 House of Contemporary Art | 2018