Sustainability with Perspective: Graduates Exhibit at TENT, London Design Festival

Blogpost by
Maria Mackinney-Valentin
Date
22.09.2017
From "Hysteria" by Ragna Sigríður Bjarnadóttir

Curator of TENT, Jimmy MacDonald, comments:

"KADK is actively taking on global challenges in design education, training their students to understand and see the bigger picture from a little country. In an Instagram world of design expect a more analogue but more thoughtful considered approach in the work presented in the KADK exhibition.'

By moving way beyond the strong Danish design tradition, the designers are pointing to a sustainable way of producing and consuming design products without losing the strong Danish feel of simplicity, natural materials and a rooted democratic approach. The key words are slow design, long lasting concepts, upcycling, local production based on the urgent need for change – in short, a new truly engaged design with a mission for the future.

The exhibition presents furniture, textile, fashion, animations, glass and ceramics - in total 22 projects by designers selected from appr. 300 graduate students. Several exhibitors have won prizes for their work, have exhibited abroad and are now having works in production.

The exhibition reflects that KADK a year ago decided to dedicate three academic years to the UN Global Goals for a Sustainable future. The exhibit at TENT is the first international manifestation of this ambition."

3 Comments
Written by
22.02.2018
Claus freinzman
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25.09.2017
mmk
Thank you for your interest in KADK. We will definitely check out your link.

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