Gothenburg University students create objects that respond to global topics - architecture and design

Gothenburg University students create objects that respond to global topics



An exhibition at Stockholm Design Week, called A Second Ago, sees 12 students examine some the most pressing issues of our time through made objects.
The students from Gothenburg University's Academy of Design and Crafts have explored issues ranging from body dysmorphia to the anthropocene.
They are presenting the results in Greenhouse, the student section of the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Nathalie Dackelid investigated a future with limited resources of stoneware and wood with this table
The exhibition includes two tables, three lights and a mirror. There are also three sets of vessels, one of which is stacked into a plinth, a pair of chairs with curved seats, a "map" and an interactive doodling book that relies on the user drawing shadows for the given illustrations. Each object was created as a response to the global or personal issue that the particular student felt was the most urgent and deserving of our attention.
"Some people have looked into human behaviour, others looked at problems in everyday life like body shaming," explained Hanna Crondahl, whose work was included in the exhibition.
Hanna Crondahl's light is a pendant lamp with rotating mirrors circulating around a glass globe
Crondahl's Himlakropp rotating light combines a stationary glass globe pendant lamp with two rotating powder-coated steel bars. The curved bars incorporate mirrors within spheres that in turn rotate on their axes.
The piece references the solar system "of a fictiv...
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