[K. Pelikan] Baselj

is an artist and designer from the East Coast of the USA.

Interested in:
✷ landscapes
✷ ecology
✷ narratives
✷ hopeful futures

Working in:
graphic design

with a critical eye
and a curious mind.

Side project:
Pelikan Print Co.

Expecting Something (2020)

in collaboration with Nelleke Broeze and Jenny Konradwith guidance from Ruben Pater.

As women in a man’s world, and students without much stability, we were able to immediately empathize that an unplanned pregnancy could easily dismantle any of our lives. As part of a larger group project investigating homelessness in the Netherlands, we wondered: How does homelessness uniquely affect women who become pregnant? During our research, we discovered an absence of data on this particularly vulnerable demographic.

We conducted an ‘undercover’ email investigation of student housing organizations to determine if they would illegally evict pregnant students. We also recorded an interview with a woman who became homeless due to pregnancy, highlighting the gaps in the system. The interview overlays the email correspondance to reveal how policy directly effects the individual. All names were removed for privacy. Women’s resources are provided.

Read more about the Housing Crisis project here. Explore the website here.

Website, design, interview