One Day About AI and Craft Practices

Date and time
24 November 2023 at 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

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

Welcome to this symposium focused on AI and Craft Practices. By bringing together researchers from various fields, we aim to gain a deeper understanding of how craft methodologies, often characterized by slow making processes, meticulous care and attention to detail, can contribute to the ongoing global discourse on AI.

Through a series of lectures, we aim to explore potential threats and benefits of AI as a non-human(?) force, raise awareness about digital worlds being rooted in mined material realities and question what it means to live in a society that increasingly turns to prompt-based models for generating content.

The symposium is developed in collaboration with Anneleen Swillen (postdoctoral researcher and tutor at PXL-MAD School of Arts and Hasselt University, Belgium), researcher and independent artist Patricia Domingues (phd) and Agnieszka Knap artist and senior lecturer at Konstfack.

Dr. Patricia Domingues, researcher and independent artist
Petra Jääskeläinen Doctoral Candidate/Researcher in Creative-AI/ KTH
Nora A. Kahn, writer and independent curator
Anna Mlasowsky, Professor in Glass and Ceramics, Konstfack
Agnieszka Knap, senior lecturer / Head of Master's Programme CRAFT!, Konstfack
Dr. Magnus Sahlgren, Head of Research at AI Sweden
Dr. Anneleen Swillen, researcher and tutor at PXL-MAD School of Arts and Hasselt University


Programme Schedule

10:15 am – 10:25 am: Welcome and introduction Agnieszka Knap

10:25 am – 11:25 am: Session 1

Speculative Annotation – Extended, Agnieszka Knap

Large Language Models, Dr. Magnus Sahlgren

11:25 am – 11:45 am: Coffee and Banana Break

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Session 2

Reverberations of ­The Earth – ­ Physicality of Artifcial Intelligence, Dr. Patrícia Domingues

Ethically Grounded AI Arts, Values and Culture, Petra Jääskeläinen

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Lunch Break (1.5 h)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Session 3

Artifcial Intelligems: Co-creating More-­Than-Human Adornment with Machine Learning, Dr. Anneleen Swillen

Exploring the Potential of AI in Craft Anna Mlasowsky and art collective NikuAI

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Session 4

Recursive Weaving, Nora N. Khan, zoom presentation

4:15 pm – 5 pm: Conclusion


More information about the sessions is available in the PDF below.


Department of Crafts