Erasmus MC award

This award is made to someone as a mark of merit at the Erasmus Medical Centre. The white felt roll is a metaphor for the medical bandage. During the award ceremony, this is rolled out and hung around the neck of the recipient like a warm scarf. The wool (felt) symbolises love and humanity, which lie at the foundations of the medical world. The following text from Erasmus is embossed into the felt: 

‘solus homo sortis suae limites egredi conaretur’

‘but only man endeavours to exceed the bounds that fate has set for him’

Produced by Studio Ninaber.


Galerie Van der Ploegh (exhibition), 2010