Sara Kristoffersson


Sara Kristoffersson
+46 704 197907
Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication / Industrial Design
Sara Kristoffersson is Professor of Design History at Konstfack University in Stockholm. She holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Studies. Between 2012 and 2017 Kristoffersson was a member of the Advisory board at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. She is Chair of a Drafting Committee at the Swedish Arts Council and Chair of the Review Panel of Artistic Research at the Swedish Research Council. Kristoffersson writes regularly for Dagens Nyheter, the largest daily newspaper in Sweden. She is author of books and numerous articles on design, art and popular culture and lectures widely on these topics at museums and universities including École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (Paris); Parsons School of Design (New York), CBS (Copenhagen), Pusjkin Museum (Moscow) and Humboldt-Universität (Berlin). In the book Design by IKEA. A Cultural History (Bloomsbury, London, 2014) she investigate the world dominating brand IKEA and how the corporation has controversially come to define a nation. The book has been published in Sweden, UK, China, Japan and Korea. Kristoffersson has also curated exhibitions, including “More than Marketing” produced by the Swedish Institute and shown in Germany, France, Argentina, Poland, Egypt and Colombia. She is currently working on a research about the Swedish Cooperative Union with a focus on design, architecture and advertising.

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