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Kim Costantino


Prizes: Keep an Eye Grant Nominee, Gijs Bakker Nominee

Department: Information Design

Future Landscapes

Future Landscapes examines the construction of the New High Speed Railway between Turin and Lyon (TAV) and the No TAV (No Train) social movement. The research is based on a 300- km walk from Turin to Lyon across the Alps. The project looks at the social-political conflict caused by the railway and proposes its own interpretation. First-person accounts and on-site investigation play a central role as a complementary source of information. Kim Constantino questions the role that design can have in such a situation. Can a designer gather empirical information and share it as a unique story? Can this help to make a complex topic visible and understandable? The disciplines of information and communication design can contribute as an alternative to traditional journalism. The issues addressed here transcend the local conflict itself, with strong links to global topics that concern all of us − such as environmental concerns, territorial control, democratic processes and the modification of landscape. — Cum Laude, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee, Gijs Bakker Award Nominee

Published: 08-Jan-2015 15:44
  • Investigation and storytelling


  • Investigation and storytelling