Design newcomers of 2017 showing at Marineholmen

Benches for BI Campus Marineholmen's outdoor area by Tuva Rivedal Tjugen. Foto: Pernille Sommer

Missing benches now found, information chaos and can surroundings act as happy pills? Meet the three design graduates of Bergen Design Festival 2017

Every year, three MA Design graduates from the University of Bergen (former KHiB) are nominated for the Newcomer of the Year prize awarded by Sparebanken 1 SR-Bank. 

In 2017, the winner was Marte S. Teigen with her project KAOSMOS exploring how big data can be visualised in a more graspable and beautiful way.

During Bergen Design Festivals, all three newcomers were showing their projects at Marineholmen, BI Bergen and Cornerteateret. 

Meet the newcomers:

Heidi Karlsen Aarstad: “Mellom alt det andre” - Heidi thinks that our environment can work as happypills and that our surroundings can be our most important medicines for good health.

Marte Stadheim Teigen: “Kaosmos” - Everyday we surround ourselves with huge amounts of information. For many of us, this becomes too much. At some point we can’t put the info in a system, and we resign. One consequence of this is that we loose or give up the possibility to influence important desicions in our society. Teigen is going to do something about this!

Tuva Rivedal Tjugen: “Fleet” - We do not always think about the benches around in the city. They're just there. But when they are not there we miss them. The area around BI Norwegian Business School at Marineholmen in Bergen has been missing benches for a long time. Tjugens exhibition "Fleet" may change this.

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