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A Quick Dive into Intersectionality

Adrian Colmenares

Das Animationsprojekt A QUICK DIVE INTO INTERSECTIONALITY informiert das mit dem Themenbereich unvertraute Publikum über die Komplexität der Intersektionalität. Adrian Colmenares nutzt einen auffällig verspielten Stil, um die Vielfältigkeit seiner Charaktere, welche für den sozial-politischen Kampf bestimmter marginalisierter Gruppen stehen, stärker voneinander zu differenzieren und ihre Geschichten eindrücklich zu erzählen. Der organisch gestaltete Kurzfilm erläutert, dass dies nicht der Weg ist um diskriminierende Praktiken zu stoppen, sondern um sich der eigenen Position in diesen Zusammenhängen bewusst zu werden.

Adrian Colmenares

I'm an illustrator who is fond of colourful and campy art as well as illustrations with a fairy tale vibe to them. Social issues and overthinking give me headaches.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Hopefully doing something fun.

What is a good design for you?

It's vibrant and inviting, a good message from the designer to the viewer.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Finding a balance between the hectic life in Berlin and making time for myself as well as my studies.

Who or what inspires you?

Fun shapes, interesting fashion and my community.

How do you approach a new project?

Hopefully not overwhelmed at first, but mostly with a lot of energy and excitement to tackle a new perspective.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Don't be afraid to take a few odd turns in your work. Uni is the time to experiment and dedicate yourself fully to the field of studies you've chosen. So do odd things and have fun with art and design.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I feel like I've more fun doing what I do than I had before.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

Illustration is very versatile and fun, not to mention that it allows for a form of communication beyond words.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

All the deadlines piling up at once.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

Sushi and friends.

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