Konstfack Research Seminar: "Transdirectional Participatory"

Date and time
3 May 2024 at 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

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

Jug looking for new views #2. Photo by Anders Ljungberg.

A Research Seminar about artistic practice, participatory approaches and dialogues. Organized by Professor Maja Gunn and Professor Anders Ljungberg, Department of Crafts.

Please email mathew.gregory@konstfack.se to pre-register for the seminar, not later than 16:00 on 2 May)

Maja Gunn is a research leader and professor at the Department of Crafts. Maja Gunn is educated at Konstfack (MFA), Stockholm University, and the Swedish School of Textiles (PhD). She has worked as a Senior Lecturer at Beckmans College of Design (2016) and Professor at HDK-Valand (2017-2022) and became professor at Konstfack in 2022. Maja Gunn's research has explored design methodology; how design and architecture can promote, visualize, and discuss gender equality; norm-critical innovation; and co-creation processes in the artistic design of living environments. In her research and artistic practice, there are several examples of participant-based projects.

Anders Ljungberg has exhibited, lectured and been a guest teacher worldwide since 1995, while being based in Gustavsberg, where he both lives and has his studio. One of his main topics in his practice, is the relationship between human, object and space in which he examines emotional, metaphorical and poetic understandings of everyday use where object and user takes equal positions. He is represented by Galerie Marzee in The Netherlands, Galerie Rosemarie Jäger in Germany, and Ornamentum gallery in Hudson, New York and exhibits frequently in other contexts worldwide. Anders Ljungberg work can be seen in permanent collections at Marzee collection in Nijmegen, National museum in Stockholm, Röhsska in Gothenburg, National museum in Oslo, Nordiska Museet in Stockholm and the Royal collection in Stockholm. At Konstfack, he was first a student between 1989 and 1994 before returning as a Senior Lecturer between 2000 and 2010. From 2016 he is Professor at the Jewellery and Corpus CRAFT! Programme at Konstfack. He also worked as professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Metal and Jewellery Art, between 2014-2016.


Department of Crafts

Research Seminars are a new seminar format which, throughout the 2023-4 academic year, will centre upon the discussion and dissemination of artistic research at Konstfack, and the sharing of new insights. Each seminar will be organised by a different department at Konstfack, and will take place each month. This seminar is open to all staff, students and researchers at Konstfack, as well as members of the public.
More information available here: Konstfack Research Seminars