Exploring How to Manifold Historiography - 50% PhD seminar

Date and time
11 November 2022 at 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan

The doctoral research project Exploring How to Manifold Historiography is concerned with questions around processes of knowledging and representation in relation to young people. Based on the collective work with young people, the objectives within the research as a whole are based on the idea of how to challenge power structures and hierarchies in a society that privilege one way of learning over another. The research inquiry is built upon reflections in regard to sensory, bodily practices and how these practices translate into modes of knowing.

The project focuses on trying out methods that enable children and young people to explorations on their own terms, and through the act of making become co-creators of culture and knowledge. It is about the collective effort to investigate how children and young people make, name, materialize and shape the worlds of which they are a part; to make their different realities come to the fore; to communicate and share their knowledges; and to trust that their knowledge can be useful in the future.

During this seminar we will look into various explorations made over the past year whilst I was doing collaborative work together with young people in Södertälje, and adults in their vicinity.

PhD advisors: Anette Göthlund and Meike Schalk
Discussant: Henric Benesch

Miro Sazdic Löwstedt was born in former Yugoslavia and raised in Södertälje, Sweden. She received an MFA from Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design in 1998. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally and she has organized / curated international workshops, exhibitions and symposia. Until 2019 she held a position as senior lecturer and head of the Bachelor programme Ädellab at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design.Parallel to her artistic practice she is involved in collaborations and pro bono projects focusing on children and young people.

Henric Benesch trained as an architect at Chalmers University of Technology and received his PhD in design from HDK at the University of Gothenburg in 2010. Since 2010, Benesch has been active in a number of interdisciplinary research projects. Since 2013, Benesch has been active at the Centre for Critical Cultural Heritage Studies (Centrum för Kritiska Kulturarvstudier CCHS). where he runs a research cluster Curating the City, with colleagues at the Department of Cultural Heritage (Institution för Kulturvård GU) and University College London (UCL), focusing on urban cultural heritage.

Seminar materials are available on request.
Please email: miro.sazdic@konstfack.se

Miro Sazdic Löwstedtmiro.sazdic@konstfack.se 0708-660217

Department of Visual Arts and Sloyd Education