The „Volition“ young talent award goes to Laura Haensler for her project “Chips & Cheats”, which takes a close look at our eating behaviour and its gender-specific coding. (Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland / Master Trends & Identity):

Jury statement: „Chips & Cheats deals with the interdependent relationship between food and gender, using the example of crisps: A six-piece cutlery set makes culturally and socially constructed eating behaviours and gender-specific codes visible and tangible in an exaggerated way.

Laura Haensler is an independent designer and a research assistant at the Zurich University of the Arts. She conducts research in the field of gender and design, and is particularly concerned with the topic of food in this context. Since 2019, together with composer Stephanie Haensler, under the name LAUTESkollektiv she has been realising interdisciplinary projects at the interface of contemporary music and design.