About the project
"Ideas are our jewels - precious vessels and trunks holding our thoughts and imaginations built from layers of experience, memories and a wealth of knowledge. For our trunk contribution, we want to portray kaleidoscopes of knowledge, ideas, craftsmanship and human experience that survived throughout centuries as retainers of untold stories. Here, unique ideas, the sparks of brilliance, come into dialogue with the histories and paths of polymathic writers, entrepreneurial poets, and contrarian thinkers to explore the value of cognitive diversity, to elaborate on the meaning of cross-disciplinary and cultural approaches to knowledge. Each message encapsulates what it means to be a 'digital renaissance poet' and 21st century polymath. Our trunk is covered in short poems written by international poets on Louis Vuitton's Damier-inspired square postcards; it asks what it means to build on past ideas in order to re-think the future. We hope to take viewers on a journey throughout time and inspire their curiosity to re-discover past passions, explore new connections across disciplines, and build invaluable foundations for the future with a polymathic outlook on connections between science and the arts."