21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

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3:00 AM REVELATION,

by Nina Vukadin.

What is faith? This question was stuck in my head for many months, when I started

working on this project. I had a lot of ideas how I would interpret faith and a big part

of those ideas was revolved around the photographs I took while walking around the city.

However in the midst of this overthinking I ultimately had a ‘3 AM revelation’ - an urge

to simply write down my thoughts related to faith and what it meant to me. Which is how

my poem came about - looking at faith as something which is personal and subjective

and what that means in my specific case.

I wanted to communicate this poem across as easily as possible, which is why I decided

to print it on flags, a medium which has proven to be a great tool of easily communicating

a message or an ideology to the public. Whether this message is commercial, political

or in my case - personal.

The flags split the poem in two parts - the ‘universal’ and the ‘personal’. ‘Universal’

being what I believe faith is on a general basis and the ‘personal’ my own response

to this general claim: finding faith through walking around in cities.

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your

practice

Nina: I’m a graphic designer and one

of the creative directors of the magazine

EYESORE. Being a graphic designer has

turned me into a bit of a chameleon when

it comes to work, as I have to work in

a variety of different contexts and different

people. My design practice is always

led by creating concepts which I try to

communicate as simply across as possible.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice?

I have been thinking about faith quite a bit

since this project was started. I felt I wanted

to contribute something because I wanted

to ask myself that question of what faith

is to me and try to define it. Faith for me

is isn’t necessarily something I consciously

consider important, however it definitely

plays a big role in my practice in ways

which I don’t think I’m yet aware of such

as through intuition and a general drive

to make.

What role do you think faith will play in

the 21st century?

To be quite honest, I am not really sure.

I hope people will start to explore more

what faith means to them on a personal

level, rather than blindly following

a doctrine that might not benefit their

spiritual being much. That’s my hope,

but from the look of things it might take

a couple more centuries for that sort

of faith to develop.

Nina: ninavukadin.com, @neenzv 75