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Ola Korbańska

Department: Contextual Design

PURITY IS TEMPORARY

WHAT
A series of banners made of dirty cleaning rags as a protest in support of women’s rights, showing empowering statements that have escaped from the dirt.

WHY
Inspired by the Black Protest in Poland, Ola Korbanska embraced the cliché that cleaning is a women’s job to make her point. By taking their undervalued chores out of the house and into the open, she publicly questions the suppressed position of women worldwide.

HOW
By ostentatiously scrubbing significant public places — a church, a governmental building, a square or a statue — she gave the act of cleaning a special significance. As the cloth soaks up the dirt, the taped off letters acquire meaning and form a clear message: ‘no woman no kraj’, meaning: no woman, no country.

QUOTE
Dirt is captured and exposed to convey a message.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Nicole Marnati