CONNECTING IN A DISCONNECTED WORLD
Department of Design Graduation Exhibition 2021
@Linnaeus University

We are glued to our screens, yet dream to be free from them. Our disjunctured reality is the new normal.

SCREEN TIME II SCREAM TIME is an online showcase of design works by + Change graduates at LNU, offering a space to connect in the midst of chaos, to reach out, tear apart, grow, oppose and construct. The collection of projects gives voice to design skills that build a sustainable future, embodying the thoughtful, oppositional, constructive, caring, sexy, critical, and humble design proposals students have been navigating in their final semester. The network of screens which compose the digital gallery showcase how creative minds connect with a curiously disconnected world, engaging and sharing vital ideas that provoke pertinent questions.

Screaming into the digital abyss, students’ works seek to underline structural, systemic issues and make visible global, hyperlocal concerns through a variety of materialities, methods and scales. From each individual screen, burgeoning change agents scream their distinctive entanglements with interests and issues such as resistance and resilience, community building, socio-ecological relations, space reclamation, distributed economies, and strategies for restoration, regeneration and care.

This vibrant digital collection has been shaped by the final year Design + Change bachelor and master degree students, and the Visual Communication + Change bachelor degree students at Linnaeus University. The Department of Design takes a radical pedagogical approach in an uncertain world, greeting complexity with brave curiosity through sustainability, which we identify as a + Change perspective. This final exhibition is an annually recurring voice for the fourth year running || screaming.

Chat with us! We’ll be here 16:00–19:00 (GMT+2:00)

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Graduation works

JAG ÄR DU

leah ireland
relational – multispecies – communication
Why you should care: New imaginaries on the horizon
Best enjoyed in person at Under Ekarna

BLOOM

Nat Waller

THOUGHTS – FOR – FOOD

Why you should care: the myth that ‘men need meat’ and the culture around dominant eating habits is having dangerous effects not only on men themselves, but other genders, species and our planet alike.

Best enjoyed around a table with good people and a good piece of…

Why do I shave?

Gréta Balog

body hair – social norms – capitalism

Why you should care: because women are unconsciously influenced by the system.

Best enjoyed while shaving.

Body-Safe Apocalypse

Evelyn Carr

Sex – Collapse – Post-Civilisation

Why you should care: Surviving an apocalypse is better the more there is to enjoy on the other side.

Best enjoyed when you’re terrified for the future, but also geeky and kind of horny.

A space for us

Ekaterina Feil

public spaces – urban life – community

Why you should care: Because lively streets are nicer and safer, public spaces belong to us and we have the right to relish them.

Best enjoyed outside and in good company.

Us and Them

Anna McCarthy
equity – mental – health
Because people should be able to accept their identities without complications
Best enjoyed with LGBTQIA friends in mind

 

To house a plant.

Karolina Konarska

houseplants_ownership_relationship

Why should you care: The relationship between humans and houseplants is crucial in wakening empathy for the natural world. One day I started to wonder, why do we put so much effort and money into adapting tropical plants to grow indoors when we have millions of local plant species growing in our environment outdoors.

Best enjoyed with an herbal tee and your houseplant near you 🙂

Yn’s Travels

Milda Kazlauskaitė

game – community – altering

Why you should care: Video games exist primarily as a source of entertainment, why not use them to create online communities and share real & meaningful stories?

Best enjoyed with someone who has never played any video games/opposes their very existence.

THE BLOCK

Bashar Lubabd

Landscape. Power structure . intersectionality

Design Research exploring the manifestation of power and control in the Palestinian landscape through materials and design.

2007 Chair: a restoration case study for cyclicality of resources

Luciana Fripp Bohnert

restoration  –  cyclicality –  DIY

Why you should care: because furniture restoration or DIY projects can do more harm than good.

Best enjoyed if you want to have a more sustainable alternative for your DIYs and up-cycling projects

CAN YOU SEE THE BEE?

Lucas Oliveira

Brazilian Native bees – Awareness – Ecology

Why you should care: Because those beautiful beings and societies are under threat

Best enjoyed with some honey.

Wake up to save our forests!

Yousaf Ali

A project on how the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is misleading the public and misusing forests.

Syrians Of the Diaspora: A Cultural Product

Ahmad Fahd & George Bsirini

This project proposes and uses co-creation design methods, which is a design approach based on allowing users to play a design role by creating a project, so the design process is made up of design specialists and participants from various specialties and ages, then finding a common work ground and interests to develop a future work plan.

Urban trädgård – Urban agricultural practices within Stockholm

Arjang Nassirzadeh Yazdi

urbanisation – community garden – permaculture

why you should care : because we are missing a lot opportunities such as being able to grow food for enjoyment and self sufficiency only by separating rural and urban and labelling urban to where we live .

best enjoyed when you like gardening but can’t find neither the right place nor the free time

 

Holistic Healing

Stefan Johanson

Through a graphic novel I have presented a world where care for the body via medicine or holistic healing is the number one priority rather than profit. 

Echoing Awareness

Sarvjit Singh ( Monu )

Experiences of an echoing water tank that serves a little something more than a common resource as a public good.

 

I Am Someone

Emelie Elvin

personhood – childhood – veganism

Why you should care: Click here.

Best enjoyed with a little integrity.

Do you dare to eat us?

Veronica Kudla Thuresson

food waste – beauty norms – activism

Why you should care: because land, money and methane gas can be saved when reducing food waste

Best enjoyed while in a dumpster

We Grow Wild

Martina Elisabetta Tomasin
food sovereignty – wild allies – slow practices
Why you should care: Because wild is fun. 
Best enjoyed before or after a walk in the wilderness


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Miranda Moss

🗲 DIY electricity🗲
🗲power redistribution🗲
You should be pissed off about why electrical technologies ‘developed’ in the way they did.

 

I’mOther

Camilla Guzmán and Emma Parsmo

Childfreeness – craftshership – m/other

Why should you care: Because biology isn’t destiny

Best enjoyed when you’re sick of hearing “When are you having kids?”

Fertile Wear

Linnéa Nivrén

Fertility – Underwear – Production

Best enjoyed without undergarments and accompanied with someone you like c:

Why you should care: Our species’ existence rests on a lot of factors,

but all comes down to one thing. That we have functioning eggs and sperms.

Not so mysterious

Clara Doupovec

– alternative economy –
– posters –
– public tools –

why you should care: bc mainstream economy and the forever hunt for profit is sucking the life out of us

best enjoyed when you want to change the economic system

Friluftsliv för Alla?

Anna Marleen Mausch

Exploring and hacking our accessibility to the outdoors.

Craftivism. Recreation. Lend a tent.

Best enjoyed with mosquito repellent on your skin and a cold beer in your hand. 

Why you should care: because the outdoor gear industry needs to be challenged. 

AMIOAK More Than Human

Deja DeMoss

AMIOAK is a project focused around a tree in Björkenäs Skog, a small patch of woods in the residential part of Northern Kalmar, Sweden. 

SAFE is the new COOL

Andreea Bindar
DRUGS – TEENAGERS – SAFE
Why you should care: It is a life and death matter.
Best enjoyed if you want to try/are curious about drugs.