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Op 6 juli 2018 heeft Rachel Borovska de KABK BA scriptieprijs ontvangen voor haar scriptie First Encounters: Landscapes and Morality. Borovska is afgestudeerd aan de afdeling Interieurarchitectuur en Meubelontwerpen. Haar scriptiebegeleiders waren Ernie Mellegers & Sanne Paper.
Jury statement: ”The jurors were captivated by Borovska’s thesis, which explores the tensions and convergences between our natural and manmade environments and the systems we use to categorise and interpret them. Using her personal experience of the Slovakian countryside, where she grew up, and of The Hague, where she now finds herself studying as a designer, Borovska combines deep research, theoretical reflection, and the precise use of language to make a sophisticated interpretative reading of the city and its spatial organization systems as an integral part of the natural landscape. She hopes that her research will be useful to urban planners, architects and artists in their engagements with the urban environment. The design of the book is gorgeous and the relationship between prints and the text is especially well considered”.
Dit jaar heeft Valentino Russo de KABK MA scriptieprijs ontvangen voor zijn scriptie The Sweet Escape. Russo is afgestudeerd aan de Master Artistic Research. Zijn scriptiebegeleider was Jasper Coppes.Jury statement: ”This was a unanimous winner. The jurors believe this to be a fantastic example of a thesis that represents both a personal quest on the part of the author to come to terms with the philosophical complexity of what it is to create as an artist and as a human being, but also one that, through deep and challenging insights, makes a significant contribution to knowledge and expands the discourse of the artistic research paradigm. Russo explores the dichotomy between the human urge to define, to systematize, to inscribe events in structures and form meaningful narratives in order to make sense of existence, and on the other hand, the desire and need for escape, rupture, and the possibility for things to be arbitrary and senseless. Russo takes us with him on an intellectually thrilling journey between these two poles of the human condition and leaves us with the suggestion that holistic meta discourses might present a way out of the nihilistic feedback loop of contemporary culture. The argument is conveyed in vivid, humorous and engaging prose and proceeds in a spiraling rather than linear motion, through art history, literature, popular culture, altered states of mind, drugs and dreams”.