Hannah van den Elzen (1999) is a speculative designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Fascinated by the longly existing nature/nurture debate, she uses mixed media to question modern standards and motivates her public to re-define systematic norms.

Hannah van den Elzen her works lure and confront, and it is up to the viewer to search for the hidden message.

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ROMANTIC UTOPIA (coming soon)


How might the clichés and conventions of romantic love be explored and reimagined through speculative fiction?

This research question will be answered in the 2021 graduation project discussing a ‘Romantic Utopia’. Diving into Jean Baudrillard’s theories of disneyfication and romantic simulacra in the capitalistic/consumeristic society.

To be continued.