Diploma Exhibition Summer 2015

27.06.2015 - 16.08.2015
The Exhibition Hall
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51
1436 Copenhagen K

Tomorrow's proposals for architecture and design

Meet 140 newly graduated architects and 80 newly graduated designers poised to take on the world. Diploma Exhibition Summer 2015 shows the results of an intensive graduation course, presenting 220 proposals about Danish architecture and design traditions' progress in 2015.

Anders Peder Larsen
Camilla Salgaard Nielsen
Cathrine Thornfeldt
Christopher Pilgrim
Daniel Mullin
Grace Chen
Julius Nielsen
Karina Beck Nielsen
Kasper Emmanuel Hansen
Lina Bareikyte
Michel Boot
Oliver Borg
Patrick Fritz
Sindre Skarra
Trine Bennicke

KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture and Design – introduces this year's new graduates. The exhibition shows models, sketches, material samples, apps, 3D and products on a 1:1 scale. The exhibition is held in Holmen's historic smithy at the heart of Denmark's largest creative architecture and design campus.

Lene Dammand Lund, Rector: "Design and architecture are high on the political agenda, because we need innovation and somebody who can present visionary proposals as to how we can shape a modern and sustainable society. Our new graduates demonstrate solutions that are completely in tune with the nature, culture and people for whom they have so generously created their projects. It is inspiring to see their sympathetic insight." 

Water level in Nakskov and design for people on the run

"This summer's graduation projects have their origin in: science – from which they derive the latest research and systematic methodological strength; art – from which they learn to design for all senses and develop empathy for the users; and practice – from which they encounter, throughout the degree programme, the reality that they are about to go out and work in as graduates.

The exhibition shows how architecture and design can contribute to solving big world themes such as global warming, floods of refugees, and the reduction of raw materials consumption. The exhibition zooms in on Rødby and Tønder, on children and adults – and it zooms out to show the integral wholes that the individual solutions form a part of. The work is analogue and digital, and the entire world is the material. I would encourage everybody to approach Graduation Summer 2015 as a knowledge bank that demonstrates how architecture and design can engage us all, unite society – save lives and create specific products that we will all want to pick up, live in and wear.

User understanding, intelligent and meaningful solutions

"It is not our goal to create graduates who can only produce solutions for a market that has already decided exactly what it needs. We also educate graduates to show the way forward: To create a new market, new settings and new social experiences. Here we have 220 inspiring proposals that aim to do just that."

Time and place

The exhibition – KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51, 1435 Copenhagen K

The exhibition can be seen from 27 June through 16 August 2015
- except for weeks 28, 29 og 30 (6 - 26 July) - summer closed.

Open all days 11 am to 6 pm. Admission free

Further information

Press Contact: Kristian Rise, kri@kadk.dk, 4170 1560.

Press images

Download press images: www.kadk.dk/galleri/afgang-2015

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