Graduation Summer 2015 - Tomorrow's proposals for architecture and design

Cooperation and business

Meet 140 newly qualified architects and 80 newly qualified designers poised to meet the world. We are proud to show the results of an intensive graduation course, presenting 220 proposals about Danish architecture and design traditions' progress in 2015.

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, graphic design and products on a 1:1 scale. The setting is Holmen's raw smithy buildings at the heart of Denmark's largest creative architecture and design campus. Welcome to Graduation Summer 2015!

Lene Dammand Lund, Rector at KADK: “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 draw on 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.”

Meaning, value and significance for projects, products and citizens

“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

Udstillingen – KADK - Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering. Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51, 1435 Copenhagen K

The exhibition can be seen 27th of June - 16th of August 2015 (closed 6th - 26th of July 2015)
All days 11-18. Free entrance

See the summer's graduation profiles

See the Master's graduation profiles or get press photos:

See and download projects from the graduating designers here:

See and download projects from the graduating architects here: