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Annette Holmgaard Laugesen

MA work


How do modern western societies react to existential crisis alongside being confronted with a future threatened by economical – and ecological – crisis, global power shifts and terror, to mention just a few?

I have used my dissertation to analyse what this looks like in the visual world and my project to ask questions on a very personal level. Exploring how subconscious fear can be understood and potentially calmed by reacting directly to the materials and surroundings at hand.

This exploration continually opens up new questions for future projects: When the mind is anxious and chaotic, can you find perspective in fragmenting or compartmentalising? Is there joy or freedom to be found in control and constrains? Which constrains holds me back and why? Is there any truth in nostalgia? And what are the consequences of romanticising authenticity and ignoring reason?


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2016

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Design, Jewellery & Metalwork, Sheffield Hallam University, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Where is the Gold?, London Design Festival, London, 2015; New Designers, London, 2014; Stain jewellery, Galvanize Sheffield – Festival of Contemporary Metal, Sheffield, UK, 2013 ; Udsigter Photography, Frihedens Bibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006