The Non Linear Narrative master programme at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) merges investigative methods of journalism and forensics with processing technologies of computer science and visual arts into a contemporary, progressive design approach: the non-linear storytelling. It takes the entanglement of relations in the global information society as a starting point, in order to identify and interrogate complex socio-political issues and communicate them to a broad audience.

The programme repositions the graphic design discipline in the changing professional landscape and extends it with new responsibilities towards society. This year’s graduation show presents under the title Please Elaborate, the final projects of 12 young and emerging designers. To elaborate means ( ) to interpret, to experiment, to comment, to expand, to develop, to work out, to compare, to amplify, to improve, to enlarge, to complicate, to specify…

Spanning a range of media, exhibition formats and disciplines, the showpieces cover a multitude of subjects in order to unravel and demonstrate their complexities. As such, Please Elaborate is not only the title of the exhibition, but also the question the recent graduates often asked themselves in the process of making their works. In doing so, they responded with thoughtful and engaging comments to contemporary issues of gender equality, post-truth politics, sound pollution, global warming and neurodiversity. If you aren’t able to see the show in person, the exhibition will be also translated into a digital experience on and a series of video interviews. Stay tuned via

Sound pollution, global warming and neurodiversity.If you aren’t able to see the show in person, the exhibition will be also translat-ed into a digital experience on and a series of video interviews. Stay tuned via

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Camilla Kövecses - Kobolt Radio
an commenting on social issues through the medium of spoken word generate a sense of urgency and care, which otherwise gets lost in headlines?
Kobolt Radio is an online radio station founded by Camilla Kövecses. From July 1-5, the radio station broadcasts a daily show focused on spoken word and oral storytelling. The station’s aim is to spread spoken word and oral storytelling beyond institutions and closed communities, to reach listeners without being limited by physical, hierarchic or socio-economic restrictions. Kobolt Radio’s daily main program is composed of spoken word pieces, written and recited by the radio’s founder Camilla Kövecses. The pieces are constructed of time-specific headlines from news sites, ranging from the presence of just a few words, to in other instances making up the whole piece. In the recitals, Camilla inhabits different fictional characters’ (the reporter, activist and consumer) responses to the news. How can oral storytelling aid to consider the hierarchical structures of news fabrication and its consumption? What effect does this have on knowledge production and emotional acknowledgments?
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