How may illustration communicate profound human issues considered unrepresented or non-representable?
«Illuminating the Non-Representable» is an artistic research project coordinated and led by professor of illustration, Hilde Kramer, at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and DesignUniversity of Bergen, Norway.

A central topic has been the representation and the narratives of “us” and “the others” in cross-disciplinary projects. Participants from different disciplines have explored the transformative role of illustration in contemporary communication. This project consists of three symposia and three illuminations (three illustration/design projects exploring different aspects of communication challenges). The artistic research has unfolded in the symbiosis of the symposia and the projects. The four work packages have their own pages, but smaller events such as dissemination and workshops after June 2023 can be found at Research Catalogue.

Research Catalogue

While this is the main webpage of the project, mediation of the project to an academic audience may also be found at Research Catalogue which creates a link between elaborated documentation of the work, expositions and comments that engage with the contribution of the work as research, and creation of individual profiles that present the researchers' work and activities.


  • Bergen Center for Electronic Art, Norway
  • Muzeum Książki Artystycznej, Łódź, Poland
  • Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmanna, Łódź, Poland
  • Falstadsenteret, Norway
  • Kingston University London, UK
  • Koç University, Turkey
  • Rhode Island School of Design, USA
  • Stockport University, UK
  • The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
  • University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK
  • University of Bergen, Norway