The Nobel Prize is about ideas that change things. It can be scientific discoveries or inventions, unexpected perspectives in literature, or struggles for peace and human rights – the common denominator is finding new ways to view the world.

In Nobel Creations, we have asked students from Beckmans College of DesignStockholm School of Photography, and the Royal College of Music (KMH) to embody these ideas, with the 2017 Nobel Prizes as a starting point.

Nobel Creations explores what unites Nobel Laureates all across fields: creativity. It deals with the courage to think differently, the questioning of norms and the combination of ideas from different fields to create something where the whole is bigger than the parts.

Nobel Creations is a great example of an Art & Science project, where art and sciences explores and enhances each other.

Mikael Cronwall, Head of Education, Stockholm School of Photography


Nobel Creations has three artistic parts: photography, music and fashion. Fashion creations and music were shown in a joint exhibition in collaboration with Beckmans College of Design and the Royal College of Music. The photo exhibition was previously shown at Concert Hall 1 – 20 December 2017, in Skrapan Mall 1 December 2017 – 7 January 2018, and in Skärholmen 15 January – 15 February 2018. The fashion creations and the music were shown jointly in the foyer of the Royal College of Music 7 – 14 December 2017.

  • Fashion, Physics. Photo: Beckmans College of Design

  • Writing music for Nobel Creations 2016. Photo: Stockholm School of Photography

  • Fashion, Physics. Photo: Beckmans College of Design

  • Writing music for Nobel Creations 2016. Photo: Stockholm School of Photography

Background

In 2011 the Nobel Museum initiated a cooperation with Beckmans College of Design. Students of fashion were given the task of exploring what unites Nobel Laureates and designers: creativity. The result was six creations that were shown in the exhibition Fashion Innovation. The cooperation continued with Fashion Innovation 2 och Fashion Innovation 3, which also included interpretations in music created by students from the Royal College of Music. The exhibition Nobel Creations in 2014 and 2015 expanded the cooperation with Beckmans College of Design and the Royal College of Music. The results were larger exhibitions with more forms of expression and a greater scientific depth. Nobel Creations 2016 was shown at Tom Tits Experiments in Södertälje and included photography and textile work in cooperation with the Stockholm School of Photography and Friends of Handicraft School

Participating Students

Beckmans College of Design

Alida Almberg Bard
Alva Lingestål
Anna-Karin Friberg
Clara Nordwall
Ebba Eriksso
Emilia Utbult
Frida Nilsson
Jade Cropper Anér
Lisa Jacobsson
Rita Haavimb
Robin Stenberg
Robin Söderholm

Stockholm School of Photography

Alice Åkerblom
Alexandra Schuman
Alma Bengtsson
Amanda Gylling
Anna Nordlander
Fredrika Eriksson
Frida-My Sundqvist
Gina Mannberg
Johan Nilsson
Julia Rajkovic
Melina Reid
Martin Beck
Olivia Walter Arte
Per Björklund
Sanna Krantz
Åsa Glifberg
Åsa Haleby

Royal College of Music

Department of Jazz Music

Arnar Ingi Richardsson
Axel Berntzon
David Bennet
Ilaria Capalbo
Johan Tengholm
Sofia Lærkfors-Ågren

Department of Music and Media Production

Andreas Eklundh Pejler
Erica Hallström
Tove Gustafsson
Linnéa Bäcklund
Lisa Gudmundsson
Sara Sayed
Selen Özan
Tove Gustafsson
Yaroslav Polikarpov