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 show pieces 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 this website and a series of video interviews. Stay tuned via nln.kabk.nl

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How can the entanglement between religion and right-wing politics lead to the founding of theocracies in the Global South?
A short film about ideological radicalisation in Brazil, portrayed through the relationship between a conservative, religious right-wing father and his daughter, the filmmaker. How do conspiracy theories and religious discourse intertwine, in order to shape the public debate in a country of continental scale in the Global South? The different phases of this radicalisation process arise within the interaction between subject and filmmaker, father and daughter. Using a first-person narrative, the film explores how both father and daughter can embrace complexity in order to understand the danger of simple narratives in a post-truth era. Through interviews and screen-based footage from social media – the same tools that radicalised the leading character – the film visualises potential causes and consequences of group-induced radicalization.
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