World of Desire at Konstfack Library

Date and time
December 7, 2017, at 11:00 AM - December 15, 2017, at 04:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

The Library
LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan (Timetables at SL)

Welcome to Konstfack library on 7-15 December, where the artist's book World of Desire by graphic designer Benedetta Crippa will be on display for the first time since its presentation in May, together with a new unpublished spread and window installation. World of Desire was developed as MFA project during the master in norm-critical visual communication at Konstfack GFI & VK.

About World of Desire:
A unique object made to embrace and mesmerise the reader, World of Desire is a celebration of plurality in the form of an artist’s book. The book is composed of 20 spreads in A2 format, painted and written by hand. Here graphic designer Benedetta Crippa lays out images and thoughts on visual democracy, the cultural value of decoration, the emotional potential of graphic design, while reflecting on her meaning and agency as a woman.

How can we visualize hope?
Using decoration as a method, and giving space to the metaphorical, the ambiguous and the spiritual to challenge current visual norms, the book moves in and out of graphic design, back and forth between personal and universal, contemplative and physical; a testimony of what graphic design is and can be, and the ways we perform it today.”

The book will be on display on 7-15 December during following hours: Monday 11-18, Tuesday-Friday 11-16.

Benedetta CrippaProtected address


Updated: 29 November 2017