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Konstfack student participates in the Bologna Children's Book Fair
Wednesday 10 February 2016

Oskar Laurin, student at the Master's programme Visual Communication, is selected to participate in the Bologna Children's Book Fair - Mostra degli...

Konstfack at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair – societal changes in focus
Thursday 4 February 2016

At the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair students from Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Industrial Design and Textiles show design that...

Tom Sandqvist at Art Safari Bucharest 2016
Wednesday 3 February 2016

Tom Sandqvist, Adjunct Professor at Konstfack, participates in Art Safari Bucharest 2016 with a lecture about the Eastern roots of Dada. Art Safari...

Anders Ljungberg new professor of crafts
Wednesday 27 January 2016

Silversmith Anders Ljungberg is our new professor of crafts with a special focus on jewellery art and corpus.

Konstfack is meeting society's need for a new design education
Tuesday 19 January 2016

As requests increase from a number of different industries looking for an approach to design that is somewhat beyond a fixed format, beyond product...

Bo Westerlund participates in an anthology
Monday 30 November 2015

Bo Westerlund, professor at Konstfack, participates in the anthology "Action Research for Democracy : new ideas and perspectives from Scandinavia"...

Many visitors at Konstfack's Christmas market
Saturday 28 November 2015

Today was the first of two Konstfack Christmas market days. A preliminary estimate said that just over 4,000 visitors came to look at, touch and bu...

Loulou Cherinet Appointed Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack
Tuesday 16 June 2015

The artist Loulou Cherinet will start her new position as Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack on 15 August 2015.

Chamaikarn Chartsiri receives the Global Swede award
Monday 1 June 2015

Chamaikarn Chartsiri, master's student at Texile in the expanded field is one of around twenty international top students to receive the Global Swe...

The new Konstfack standard
Tuesday 26 May 2015

Master's students Mirja Leierth and Erik Thulén at Ceramics & Glass have made an official standard for dissertations and other ceremonial occasions.

“The Transaction Project: Digital networking in craft research” awarded funding from Innovativ Kultur
Friday 8 May 2015

Konstfack based study "The Transaction Project: Digital networking in craft research" has received SEK 200,000 from Innovativ Kultur and will be...

Radical re-thinking and contrasts at Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2015
Monday 4 May 2015

Radical re-thinking and contrasts characterize this year's Degree Exhibition. Konstfack's role as a public cultural institution is evident as 154...

Press release: Konstfack in Venice
Friday 6 March 2015

Three artists with ties to Konstfack and its research will be taking part in activities during Biennale Arte 2015.

Press release: The Konstfack Research Week gives new perspectives on theory, practice and relations
Friday 23 January 2015

Konstfack Research Week 2015 takes place between 26 and 30 January, with a solid programme on the theme "Practicing Research", including...

Speed Crafting Jam on video
Monday 15 December 2014

A short film from the Speed Crafting Jam event on 15 December 2014.

The front desk's opening hours during Christmas and New Year
Monday 15 December 2014

These are the front desk's opening hours during Christmas and New Year.

The Local at Konstfack's Christmas market 2014
Tuesday 2 December 2014

The Local, a web based newspaper with news in English, visited Konstfack's Christmas market 2014.

Konstfack and KTH students create maker faire at Kista Library
Friday 7 November 2014

Students from third year BA Industrial design at Konstfack and KTH Kista collaborated to create a day of public access workshops. Located in the...

Making at Kista Library week 44
Wednesday 22 October 2014

During week 44 students from Konstfack and KTH will relocate to Kista Library to explore a public arena for education. The format involves short...

Konstfack students create Ebola clinic simulation
Tuesday 14 October 2014

Konstfack students create Ebola clinic simulation for training of medical and non-medical staff going to the regions most affected by Ebola.

MFA Industrial Design students trip to Cape Town
Thursday 9 October 2014

Konstfack MFA Industrial Design students went to Cape Town in October 2014.

Hannah Waldron shares HAY Talent Award's first prize
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Hannah Waldron, a recent graduate from the Master's group Textile in the Expanded Field, shares the Danish HAY Talent Award's first prize with Joel...

Introduction for new students autumn 2014
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Welcome to Konstfack!

Jonas Ahnmé educator of 2014
Thursday 12 June 2014

Jonas Ahnmé, Senior Lecturer at The Department of Design, Craft and Arts, is awarded as Educator of 2014 at Konstfack.

Record number of applications for PhD positions
Tuesday 3 June 2014

A total of 226 applications have been received for four positions at the doctoral programme in Art, Technology and Design for the autumn of 2014.

Craft at Konstfack given top rating
Wednesday 28 May 2014

The news that the quality evaluation by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (SHEA) has given Konstfack’s programmes in the field of Craft (Appli...

Konstfack presents the Talking Table
Wednesday 2 April 2014

- Salone del Mobile in Milan

Sara Kristoffersson releases book about Ikea
Thursday 13 March 2014

Sara Kristoffersson, guest professor at Konstfack, has recently finished her research project about Ikea's aesthetics in the 1980s and 1990s. This...

Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdottir - DesignTalks curator at DesignMarch 2014
Friday 7 March 2014

Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdóttir, guest teacher at Konstfack's Experience Design Group, is interviewed by Frame Publishers.

MFS in Tanzania
Friday 14 February 2014

Else Abrahamsen, third year student a the Bachelor's programme in Interior architecture & Furniture design, is in Tanzania on a Minor Field Studies...

Konstfack selected by Domus Magazine among the Europe's Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design
Wednesday 5 February 2014

The guide offers an annotated selection of the educational provision in the spheres of Architecture, Product Design, Graphic Design and Interaction...

Design exhibition on sustainable food at "Årets Kock 2014"
Wednesday 5 February 2014

This design exhibition on sustainable food experience at "Årets Kock 2014" competition is produced by Konstfack's 3rd year industrial design studen...

New doctoral student programme takes the research collaboration between Konstfack and KTH to a new level
Tuesday 21 January 2014

The new doctoral student programme "Art, Technology and Design" marks a new stage of the research collaboration between Konstfack and KTH. The...

At Konstfack right now
Wednesday 15 January 2014

This is what it looks like at Konstfack right now (January 15, 2014, at 3.45 pm).

Crowded at Konstfack's Christmas market 2013
Monday 9 December 2013

More than 10 000 people were at Konstfack's annual Christmas market, which this year took place on November 30 and December 1.

Zandra Ahl releases new book
Tuesday 26 November 2013

Zandra Ahl, professor in Ceramics and Glass at Konstfack, releases the book "Z-A 2013-1998". It summarises her work since 1998, and includes new an...

Ramia Mazé appointed Docent in Interaction Design
Monday 25 November 2013

Ramia Mazé, visiting lecturer at Konstfack, was officially appointed Docent in Interaction Design after giving her Docent lecture on October 17 201...

Konstfack offers four new Master’s programmes!
Thursday 21 November 2013

In the autumn of 2014, Konstfack will introduce four new Master's programmes in Craft, Design, Art, and Visual Communication. All will prepare...

Apply for Artistic Development funding
Friday 8 November 2013

It's time to apply for research funding. Application deadline is Wednesday November 13, 2013.

Zandra Ahl in book about artists work in museums
Monday 28 October 2013

The book "Artists Work in Museums: Histories, Interventions, Subjectivities" features among others the Konstfack Professor Zandra Ahl. The book...

Culinary experience in workshops at Konstfack
Monday 21 October 2013

Cooking can be done in many ways.

Spontaneous exhibitions and other things
Tuesday 15 October 2013

Spontaneous exhibitions and other things at Konstfack.

Emily Roysdon new professor at Konstfack
Thursday 10 October 2013

Emily Roysdon is Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack from August 1, 2013.

Exhibited at the moment
Monday 23 September 2013

Works exhibited in Konstfack's public areas right now.

Björn Hellström published in JAPR
Friday 20 September 2013

Björn Hellström, professor at Konstfack, gets a peer reviewed research article published in the prestigious scientific journal JAPR (Journal of...

Former Industrial Design student awarded gold prize
Wednesday 11 September 2013

Former Industrial Design student at Konstfack, Karin Rubing, is awarded gold prize at Creative Conscience Awards for her 2012 degree project.

Face-o-mat to Japan and London
Wednesday 11 September 2013

Tobias Gutmann, student at the master's group Storytelling year 2, is going to Japan and London with his "portrait machine" Face-o-mat.

Martin Avila first international postdoc in artistic research through design
Thursday 4 July 2013

The Swedish Research Council has announced that Martin Avila , Senior Lecturer at Industrial Design at Kostfack and PhD of Design at HDK/University...

ID students get Editors Award at ICFF
Thursday 30 May 2013

First year students of the Masters group Industrial Design were awarded as "School 2013" at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in...

Press release: Breathtaking Insights at the Konstfack Degree Exhibition
Friday 10 May 2013

This year's Degree Exhibition presents the works of 162 recent graduates within art, design, craft and visual arts education.

Press release: Konstfack's students unveil the designs of tomorrow at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Tuesday 5 February 2013

Don't miss these future designers! Students from Interior Architecture, Furniture Design and Textiles will be representing Konstfack (the Universit...

Konstfack in collaboration with The Nobel Museum
Monday 4 February 2013

The Nobel Museum and The Experience Design Group at Konstfack have embarked a collaboration that will take different forms.

Now you can contact Konstfack again
Thursday 6 December 2012

Now you can contact us by telephone and e-mail again.

Colour&Light Reseach Group contributes to new book
Wednesday 21 November 2012

Ulf Klarén and Karin Fridell Anter, reseachers in Colour&Light Reseach Group at Konstfack, contribute to Color and Design – an anthology from Berg...

Students' game supports organizations
Tuesday 30 October 2012

Two master students at Industrial Design have created a game that supports designers and organizations to create possibilities for improvements and...

Konstfack participates in crafts research seminar
Tuesday 28 August 2012

On Saturday September 15 Gustavsbergs Konsthall is arranging a seminar on crafts research. Lecturers from Konstfack are professors Zandra Ahl and...

Apply for Funding for Artistic Development, Planning Grants and Network Initialization Grants
Thursday 28 June 2012

It is time to apply for KU funding for 2013. Also, the KU Board announces Planning Grants and Grants for Network Initialization for future research...

Four questions to Konstfack's new president Maria Lantz
Friday 1 June 2012

Maria Lantz is Konstfack's new president from June 1, 2012.

The library's opening hours June 4-8
Friday 1 June 2012

On June 4, 5, 7 and 8 juni the library is open 12-4pm. On June 6 the library is closed.

Press Release: Konstfack's Degree Exhibition presents a creative labyrinth
Thursday 10 May 2012

This year's Degree Exhibition presents 181 newly qualified graduates and has the form of a labyrinth, filled with creative expressions within art,...

New opening hours at the library from 2 May
Thursday 26 April 2012

From May 2 the library is open: Monday 9 am - 6 pm Tuesday-Friday 9 am - 4 pm No librarian service 9-11 am. You can use the borrowing machine.

Konstfack students show the future of social households
Friday 13 April 2012

Future household; what will they look like, and what effect has a sustainability perspective? Konstfack, in collaboration with Umeå University and...

Konstfack in Milan with Design for a Liquid Society
Wednesday 11 April 2012

Thirteen students are participating in Konstfack's exhibition Design for a Liquid Society in Milan. During International Design Week in April, thes...

Scholarship fund for global talent
Wednesday 4 April 2012

In connection with the departure of Ivar Björkman after nine years as President of Konstfack, a collection is being started to establish a...

Design bus starts Konstfack Degree Exhibition
Monday 26 March 2012

Press release: In May, it is time for Konstfacks's annual Degree Exhibition. Already now a student is on a Sweden tour with his design bus. A...

Maria Lantz Konstfack’s new president
Wednesday 22 February 2012

The Swedish Government has appointed Maria Lantz as president of Konstfack. Her appointment is for the period 1 June 2012 until 31 May 2018.

Konstfack's University Board proposes new President
Monday 19 December 2011

Konstfack's University Board has unanimously decided to propose to the Government to appoint Maria Lantz as the new President of Konstfack. The...

Support for the establishment of Swedish design in China
Wednesday 16 November 2011

Konstfack is involved in an effort to help Swedish design companys to establish themselves in the creative industries in China. Two workshops...

Konstfack students exhibit at Helsinki Design Week
Thursday 22 September 2011

Second level master students from Konstfack's Master’s group InSpace (Interior Architecture and Furniture Design) are presenting their work in an...

Bo Westerlund new Professor of Industrial Design
Thursday 18 August 2011

Konstfack has a new Professor of Industrial Design from August 1, 2011: Bo Westerlund.

Konstfack explores the possibilities of glass in Milan
Wednesday 6 April 2011

Press release: For the sixth consecutive year, Konstfack is attending the International Design Week in Milan. Nine young designers will participate...

Opening hours during the Christmas season
Tuesday 21 December 2010

During the Christmas season, several units at Konstfack have changed opening hours.

The Future of Design Summit 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010

The third annual meeting of The Future of Design Summit was held at Konstfack University College of Art, Craft and design on November 16th, 2010.

What"s What Collective winner of Muuto Talent Award
Monday 22 November 2010

Three students from the Master’s Group Formgiving Intelligence at Konstfack, won this year's Muuto Talent Award with their Pull lamp.

Fine awards to Miss Remarkable & her Career
Thursday 18 November 2010

The short film  Miss Remarkable & her Career , by professor Joanna Rubin Dranger at Konstfack, has received several European awards.

Rising stars of Scandinavian design
Wednesday 10 November 2010

Professor Ronald Jones is interviewed by Mediaplanet's Scandinavian Design supplement to The Independent in September 2010.

Application and tuition fees for students outside the EU/EEA
Thursday 21 October 2010

Application fees for students from outside the EU/EEA An application fee of 900 SEK (approximately 100 EUR) will be introduced for applications at...

Konstfack at ICFF in New York
Monday 18 October 2010

Konstfack at International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York: From Stockholm to New York, from potential energy to light.

The Savage Mind inspires in Milan
Monday 18 October 2010

For the fifth year in a row Konstfack will be represented in Milan during the international design week.

Mobile Fresh Air on Design Philosophy
Monday 18 October 2010

"Mobile Fresh Air" is a project by first year Experience Design MFA student Mahmoud Keshavarz created for [Un] Real Estate, a course taught on the...

EDG student at the IASDR conference
Monday 18 October 2010

Anders Mellbratt, member of the Experience Design Group at Konstfack, was recently in Seoul, South Korea, to present a paper on sustainability,...

Updated: 21 October 2010