Article Number: 238
Hard Cover, German, Staple Binding, 84 Pages, 2009
Sophie Krier, Nora Dohrmann, graduation class designLAB 2009

A Conversational Essay

Extra Arms is always handy—says Willem

A Conversational Essay voices the intentions behind the final works of the 2009 graduation class of the designLAB department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie: 10 essays, 10 voices and 10 perspectives.

Composed of direct speech, quotes and fragments from essays the students wrote in the course of their graduation, the outcome is an imaginary conversation that shares the discursive mentality of the department.
By revealing the different origins of the text fragments, the design reflects on the progressive editing process.

A Conversational Essay is a true self-published booklet, compiled by its editors on the occasion of the 2009 graduation show of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.