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"A second ago". 12 stories about how design can change the world.

News: Feb 01, 2019

In the exhibition "A second ago", 12 students in design and crafts have explored the question of what role design can play in today's society. Now their projects will be exhibited at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, 5-9 February.

The exhibition "A Second ago" is about taking a stand and about the desire to make a difference. The students have identified situations or phenomena that they consider to be in need of discussion and possible change. The projects on display tell stories of another world, with other values.

Belle by Sofie Wallenius. Photo: Anna JunebroSofie Wallenius is a third-year student in the Bachelor’s programme in design. Her mirror Belle is about body contempt. The user chooses how wide the mirror should be and thus also chooses how much of his/her own body is to be seen.

- Belle symbolizes the importance of daring to look at oneself, says Sofie Wallenius. The fact that one can control the size of the mirror and make it smaller, depicts how difficult it used to be to meet one’s own mirror image.

Confused by Johanna Denecke. Photo: Anna Junebro

In the project Shaping ephemerality - mediating sustainability thoughts through sugar, questions about materials and sustainability are raised through Milenas Faés objects made from sugar. And Johanna Denecke's work Confused consists of three chairs that illuminate the uncomfortable process of adolescence when everything is changing proportions.

Projects offering a conversation about the role of design

The theme "A second ago" connects to an immediate future that could be different from the present. Mattias Rask, teacher and technician at HDK, is responsible for the exhibition.
- Utopia meets artistic practice in this exhibition, says Mattias Rask. The works offer conversations about the role that design could play in a society and in a social change. We hope that those who meet us in the stand will be inspired to discuss the issues raised.

Exhibiting students

Anna Junebro
Danielle Goulé
Eva Liisa Kubinyi
Hanna Crondahl
Hwa Chen
Johanna Denecke
Milena Faé
Nathalie Dackelid
Ruth Gilmour
Sanna Schilling
Sofie Wallenius
Sylvia Lind

Pictures and information about the projects: www.hdk.gu.se/a-second-ago

The exhibition "A Second Ago" is shown at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, at Älvsjömässan 5–9 February 2019, in stand C18: 23

Slideshow (click on the image for more pictures)

Milena Faé: Shaping ephemerality - mediating sustainability thoughts through sugar. Photo: Milena Faé

Anna Junebro: Hot lamp. Photo: Anna Junebro

Danielle Hélène Goulé: The seaside campers may have been enjoying roast oysters. Photo: Johanna Denecke
Eva Liisa Kubinyi: Street View. Foto: Johanna Denecke

Hanna Crondahl: Himlakropp. Photo: Anna Junebro

Nathalie Dackelid: Side by side. Photo: Anna Junebro

Ruth Elvira Gilmour: Sensing absence. Photo: Anna JunebroSanna Schilling: Panta Rhei - Everything flows. Photo: Anna JunebroSylvía Lind Jóhannesdóttir: DO NOT TOUCH THE ART. Photo: Sylvía Lind Jóhannesdóttir

Yi-Hwa Chen: Shadow. Photo: Anna Junebro



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