KANT/EDGE presents individual statements from 18 new architecture, design and crafts graduates from Denmark’s new creative educational institution: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK). October 12th - November 25th 2012.
Since 2011, Denmark’s four largest programmes in the fields of architecture, design, conservation and crafts in Copenhagen and on the island of Bornholm have had a common creative study environment and a new common framework at KADK. The schools of architecture, design and conservation have merged, and for the fi rst time we present 18 new graduate profiles in a single exhibition. KANT/EDGE offers a unique opportunity to get close to the new profiles.
The exhibition presents 16 architects and designers from the master’s programmes of the two schools and two craftspeople from the three-year programme in glass and ceramics on Bornholm. They each present one or more projects, spanning across most genres: from architecture projects for Christiania and Refshaleøen, new interpretations of furniture forms and diabetes campaigns for the Middle East to clothing forms and glass creations full of optical trip-ups. The variation is great, and the level is high.
All the projects are of course closely anchored in the traditional disciplines – and driven by a keen sense of materials and the desire to try out new possibilities and test the hypermodern as well as the traditional. But they are also off-beat, original and wild ideas from the study context, which are unfolded more than they commonly are in the schools’ exhibitions of graduate projects.
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation The Exhibition Hall - Meldahls Smedie - Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51 - DK-1435 Copenhagen K