Nobel Creations 2020

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From August 21st you can see our fashion students' Nobel creations for the first time! 

Then the Nobel Prize Museum will reopen where the students' creations are part of the large exhibition Nobelfesten – the feast of the festivities. 

In order to recognize and honor this year's Nobel Laureates and their discoveries, fashion students at Beckmans College of Design have created free interpretations of this year's Nobel Prize.

Based on black holes, gene scissors, auction theory, and hepatitis C disease, as well as the World Food Programme's work to eradicate hunger and Louise Glück's poetry, the students have created six strong fashion figures. 

"The creation of these creations is both a design exercise and a reflection on what creativity and research can mean," says Pär Engsheden, designer and program manager mode.

Black hole devouring the wearer 

Students Amanda Stuve and Joel Andersson have presented the Nobel Prize in Physics, which this year is awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their various discoveries about black holes.   

"We wanted to capture the feeling and sequence of events when a black hole devours other objects, how they twist around the black hole's orbit and then fall into the darkness," he said. In our work, we made connections to how time and space and life and death take place in space and on Earth respectively – that death with us is followed by an act of mourning, but that in space it can be seen as something mysterious and beautiful, amanda and Joel explain.

The creations are exhibited at the Nobel Prize Museum 

All six fashion figures can be seen at the Nobel Prize Museum and are part of the large exhibition about the Nobel Banquet that opens to the public on August 21. 

About the Nobel Creations project 

Since 2011, the fashion program at Beckmans College of Design has annually created free interpretations of the Nobel Prizes. In 2019, the project was carried out as a collaboration with Minister of Culture Amanda Lind, who also carried one of the creations at the Nobel Banquet. The year before (2018), the project was a creative meeting between literature and fashion when works by six female Nobel Laureates in Literature were interpreted and Professor Sara Danius was one of the supervisors in the project. In previous years, the creations have been presented in various contexts both in Sweden and internationally.

13 participating students 

Amanda Stuve and Joel Andersson – Nobel Prize in Physics
Filippa Fuxe and Charlotte Backryd – Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Johanna Stannow and Emily Duff – Nobel Prize in Medicine
Julia Weström and Mohammad Ali Yaghoobi – Nobel Prize in Literature
Anna Lastro and Tim Maksimovic – Nobel Peace Prize
Astrid Hansson, Emily Gullbo and Karolina Pettersson – Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences

Participating teachers

Pär Engsheden, Program Manager Fashion
Manush Mirzakhanjan, Senior Lecturer Fashion
Tina Törnqvist, guest teacher
Ulrika Elovsson, guest teacher
Göran Sundberg, Senior Lecturer Fashion
Kumi Kawaji Edström, guest teacher
Martin Bergström, Senior Lecturer Fashion
Maria Hahn, Lecturer Fashion
Mathias Johansson, guest teacher