The 2019 Degree Show presents itself as a format that continuously expose, explore and record the graduation projects from the programs MA Design, MA Child Culture Design and MA Business & Design at HDK. Consequently, the exhibition is understood as an excavation* site where projects unfold in specific settings or situations and knowledge is revealed through a process of accumulating, contextualizing and processing materials – a procedure not very unlike the process of design investigations practiced at HDK. In order to invite the audience to encounter design from such an expanded angle, an ongoing program of different set-ups and activations will constantly rearrange the space over the course of four days. They will engage with a permanent installation of samples and materials that is accompanied by a digitally presented overview of all MA projects. These interlinked layers of the exhibition offers different entry points and dimensions of experiences for the visitors. Furthermore, the exhibition as a central venue will also connect to other sites in Gothenburg where selected MA projects will unfold in their specific contexts.
*Excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains. An excavation site or “dig” is a site being studied and concerns itself with a specific archaeological site or a series of connected sites. Excavation involves the recovery of several types of data, including artifacts, features, ecofacts and, most importantly, archaeological context.
Concept, design, programming, production: DOMA (Sofia Florell, Fanny Lindh, Ida Sondell)
HDK mentoring team: Magnus Andersson, Naima Callenberg, Lars Friden, Jonas Friden Kihl, Lotta Hasselblom Kvist, Judith Seng
Programme – day to day
Take a look in the online catalogue to read more about the exhibition, the works of the participating designers and the activities at the City library. For the best experience use the full screen button.
You can also download the catalogue: MAOW Design excavations.pdf (15 Mb)