New Dimensions – POST DEGREE EXHIBITION is a group exhibition with some of the 2020 degree students of Graphic Design & Illustration, from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design.
A few weeks into their degree projects, our graduate students had their lives and education sharply affected by the spread of coronavirus. The subsequent disruption to their education led to uncertainties about how their final work would be shown. It was interesting to see that regardless of the fact that their projects had begun before the situation became serious, they were already, in their work, asking questions that have suddenly become common: How do we live now? And how should we live? They have been mapping relationships between humanity and machine learning and women and wealth, investigating the performativity of religion, the poetry that can be found in public signage, the civic fabric of communities and the stubborn pursuit of increased economic growth. They explore how we can find intimacy in reading and how we return to wild nature. For a respite from worries, there are stories about hungry giants haunting primeval forests, a political reading of the world of elves and orcs, a whole anthology of weird fiction and a modern retelling of Hamlet. And finally, who should we listen to and how do we know what is right?
Catherine Anyango Grünewald and Sara Kaaman
Senior Lecturers in Graphic Design & Illustration
Graphic design by Joel Järvi, Vanja Ivarsson and Mikaela Cederholm
Therése “Fonfe” Grabs