Role: Co-Editor and Contributor
Editors: Franziska Bax, Maxime Benvenuto, Camille Guibaud, Emma Sfez
Graphic Design: Eva Lotta Landskron, Camille Wiesel, Lina von Jaruntowski, Pedro Lobo
Proofreading: Oshin Siao Bhatt, Janfer Chung, Niels Postma
Pictures by Pedro Lobo
“A perpetual stew, also known as forever soup, [...] is a pot into which whatever one can find is placed and cooked. The pot is never or rarely emptied all the way, and ingredients and liquid are replenished as necessary. [...] Foods prepared in a perpetual stew have been described as being flavorful due to the manner in which the ingredients blend together, in which the flavor may improve with age.” Wikipedia
This publication is composed of contributions that have been elaborated in the context of the Master Program Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy Eindhoven by the sixteen graduating students of 2022. This publication is a spacewhere our works meet for the first time on their own, in one space, as texts.
As every participant chose their own subject of research, this edition appears as an heterogeneous assemblage that has no common narrative or theme. Still, the texts meet, cross, resonate with each other through us sharing a common space where we researched, imagined, and wrote. Regardless of their thematic unrelatedness, the texts are pieces that strongly relate. They are bound together by discussions, breaks, shared dinners, educational, and mundane moments alike.
As such, this publication is the carrier of echoing texts, subtle hints at how we worked together. Reading along shared words, we do not intend to narrate the similarities but something intricate which boiled through all of the works. Not a commonality but rather a liminal tension in proximity and distance, agreements and disagreements, questions and consequences; in the end nothing more but also nothing less than the potential of relations that might be oppositional, supplementary, strange, or between the lines.
Sometimes pressure cooked, some others slow cooked, always infused with each other, without losing our individual profile, but sharpening and becoming more defined through working and exchanging with each other; a perpetual stew.
Text extracted from the editorial written by Franziska Bax, Maxime Benvenuto, Camille Guibaud, and Emma Sfez.