News and press releases

News and press releases from Konstfack.

Congratulations to Erik Sandelin who successfully defended his doctoral thesis
Monday 17 June 2024

Erik Sandelin defended on 13 June 2024 his thesis, "Design and Grace: An Ahuman Odyssey", carried out under the Doctoral programme of Art, Technolo...

Join the future with Konstfack's 182 degree students!
Monday 6 May 2024

The Konstfack Degree Exhibition in Stockholm has a long tradition since it first opened for the public in 1977. This spring, when celebrating our...

Call for Workshop Scholarships 2024–2025
Thursday 11 April 2024

Graphic Design and Illustration (BA programme) and Visual Communication (MA programme) at Konstfack are announcing two workshop scholarships for...

"Posthuman Poetics and Queer Ecologies" – a lecture by Nina Lykke
Wednesday 10 April 2024

Watch Nina Lykke's lecture from 15 February 2024.

Successful typography by alumni Taurai Valerie Mtake
Monday 25 March 2024

Congratulations to Konstfack Visual Communication alumni Taurai Valerie Mtake whose typeface Madimi One has been published by Google Fonts.

Call for abstracts on Environmental Learning
Sunday 24 March 2024

The research project "A full loop of performance" arranges a conference on the topic "Learnings/Unlearnings: Environmental Pedagogies, Play,...

Our new doctoral students and their projects
Monday 11 March 2024

After four doctoral positions in Konstfack’s doctoral education on the subject of “Artistic Practice in Visual, Applied and Spatial Arts” were...

Rural Contextual Practice Summer Course 2024
Tuesday 5 March 2024

Imagined Site: Rural Contextual Practice at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Research Station in cooperation with the Bioart Society Residency. Applicati...

Disarming the Hypermasculine
Friday 23 February 2024

Moa-Matilda Nilsson, student from the Master’s programme Craft! Textiles, works with toxic masculinity and exhibits at Liljevalch's Spring Salon.

Informative donation to Konstfack's library
Monday 19 February 2024

Thank you Formafantasma, Konst-ig and Stockholm Furniture Fair for the opportunity to deepen our knowledge!

Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2024
Wednesday 7 February 2024

For the first time since the pandemic, nearly all programmes will be together at Konstfack during the same time, 15-24 May.

Welcome to Professor Anna Mlasowsky's inaugural lecture
Tuesday 16 January 2024

During Konstfack Research Week our newest Professor in Craft, Anna Mlasowsky, will speak about her artistic practice, curatorial work and role as a...

CuratorLab participants at the 4. Autostrada Biennale in Kosovo
Tuesday 19 December 2023

The Frieze magazine mentions 4th Autostrada Biennale as one of the top 10 exhibitions in Europe 2023. The biennale named "All Images Will Disappear...

Happy Holidays & Cheers to 2024
Tuesday 19 December 2023

Image: Flora Liedgren, Graphic Design and Illustration, year 3

Konstfack students at seminar honouring Narges Mohammadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2023
Wednesday 13 December 2023

A group of Konstfack students participated in a seminar hosted by the Swedish Riksdag, in honour of Narges Mohammadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate...

Konstfack student in MDM Talks at Möbeldesignmuseum
Friday 8 December 2023

Emma Wikner, student at the master's programme Spatial Design, talks about her bachelor's degree project in a video interview with Lars Bülow at...

Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg named in New York Times
Monday 4 December 2023

Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg, MA1 Craft Textiles student, named among 12 creatives of the African Diaspora who are at the center of a global shift.

Film about Konstfack's master's programmes
Tuesday 28 November 2023

Watch the film where the Vice-Chancellor, teachers and students share good things to know if you are thinking of applying.

Parasto Backman awarded by AWDA and Printlovers
Friday 24 November 2023

Konstfack senior lecturer Parasto Backman was awarded for "Best printed communication project". The award cermony took place during the Triennale...

Funds for the Perception Studio
Monday 20 November 2023

Konstfack's unique workshop where teaching and research around light, color, materials, visual perception and spatial experience takes place receiv...

Palle Torsson receives millions in grant from The Swedish Research Council
Thursday 9 November 2023

Three million SEK is awarded to Palle Torsson, Senior Lecturer in Fine art, for the research project "Ada Research: a Meta-Quest into the World of...

Konstfack student winner in Togetherness Design Award 2023
Tuesday 3 October 2023

Jenna Gillinger, student at the Master's programme in Design - Spatial Design, wins with the modular stool "Boa".

Konstfack alumni in Global Design Graduate Show 2023
Monday 2 October 2023

More than 5000 students uploaded their end of year projects and 13 Konstfack alumni were shortlisted by industry experts. The public vote is open...

Konstfack students at KUNO course in Lithuania
Friday 29 September 2023

Four students from Konstfack where part of a group of 15 participating in the KUNO course "Making, Talking, Walking, (not) Working and Being Shy pa...

Konstfack Senior Lecturer's artwork now on permanent display at Tate
Tuesday 26 September 2023

The artwork "Set Sail for the Levant: A Board Game About Debt (or a Social Satire)" by Olivia Plender, Senior Lecturer at Konstfack, is now on...

Adam Bergholm successfully defended his doctoral thesis, congratulations!
Thursday 14 September 2023

Adam Bergholm defended on 13 September 2023 his thesis, "Key Notes on the Unruly City - Social, Material, and Spatial Transgressions", carried out...

Vice-Chancellor Anna Valtonen on design trends connected to technology
Thursday 7 September 2023

In an interview with Techarenen, who together with tech businesses, revive and present the Grand Award of Design.

Welcome to World in My Eyes
Monday 21 August 2023

World in My Eyes is a series of artist talks presenting pioneering practices in sound, performance, sculpture, and painting that transforms the fie...

Konstfack announces its first doctoral positions in mid-August
Wednesday 14 June 2023

Konstfack has since 2022 been granted the right to award an artistic doctoral degree. In mid-August 2023 the first four doctoral positions within o...

matt lambert interviewed by Memphis Magazine for co-jurying the "We Are Here" exhibition
Wednesday 14 June 2023

The exhibition elevates and celebrates contemporary LGBTQIA+ voices working in the metal arts community today, and is on view 4 June - 10 September...

Anna Mlasowsky, new professor in craft, on creating an environment in which diversity and equality can thrive
Wednesday 17 May 2023

On 1 June, German/American artist, educator and curator Anna Mlasowsky will take over as a new professor of crafts with a focus on ceramics and...

Konstfack CRAFT Social Club in Current Obsession magazine
Monday 8 May 2023

An article (from 14 April) about The Social Club event in October 2022 that brought together former students and recent graduates of the CRAFT!...

Deepened Empathy through artistic expression
Thursday 4 May 2023

Welcome to 199 different voices at Konstfack Degree Exhibition(s): Bachelor's students 6–12 May, Master's and teacher education students 20–26 May.

Anna Valtonen appointed Vice-Chancellor of Konstfack
Thursday 27 April 2023

On 1 August, Anna Valtonen takes office as the new Vice-Chancellor of Konstfack, Sweden's largest artistic university in art, design and crafts.

Apply for SSES Biomimicry Bootcamp
Tuesday 14 March 2023

In this international bootcamp, participants will learn about innovation and sustainability in Tuscany, Italy through the medium of food. Applicati...

Martin Avila manages new research project
Wednesday 8 March 2023

The project "Material cultures for interspecies cohabitation" will through design proposals explore how humans can interact with other species....

Prestigious TDC elects Parasto Backman
Thursday 23 February 2023

Senior lecturer at Konstfack and graphic designer Parasto Backman is one of Type Directors Clubs 15 new advisory board members from 10 countries.

Curators and graphic designer chosen for Konstfack’s Degree Exhibition 2023
Wednesday 1 February 2023

Dotdotdot curates and Laslo Strong designs this year's edition of the Degree Exhibition.

Clay-based Experience and Languageness
Monday 23 January 2023

Ceramist and Senior Lecturer at Konstfack Mårten Medbo's thesis "Lerbaserad erfarenhet och språklighet" from 2016 was the first in Sweden on the...

Expand your horizons – join Konstfack Research Week 23–27 January
Friday 20 January 2023

During Refractions*, Konstfack Research Week 2023, we explore interdisciplinary practices, discourses and perspectives on artistic research from...

Happy Holidays and a Great 2023
Wednesday 28 December 2022

Illustration: Evelina Lavergren, Industridesign, år 3

Master's student Gabriel Gabriel Garble's film selected for the Sundance Film Festival
Wednesday 14 December 2022

Today the Sundance Film Festival officially announced Gabriel Gabriel Garble's participation with his film "Well Wishes My Love, Your Love" in the...

Film about Konstfack's master's programmes
Tuesday 29 November 2022

Watch a film where Konstfack teachers and the Admissions office tell about our master's programmes.

PhD student Sebastian Gatz on new realities, place and belonging
Tuesday 29 November 2022

Konstfack's PhD student Sebastian Gatz is an architect, artist and trained car mechanic, who works and thinks at the intersection of art,...

News from Konstfack Collection – on groundbreaking yet under-researched art exhibitions and pioneering curation
Friday 4 November 2022

Two new books out: "Assuming Asymmetries" and "Curating Beyond the Mainstream".

New book by Martín Ávila "Designing for Interdependence: A Poetics of Relating"
Tuesday 27 September 2022

Konstfack Professor of Design Martín Ávila's new book is about the practice of designing and design's capacity to relate (or not) to beings of all...

Patrick Lacey from Åbäke new Professor in Visual Communication
Thursday 15 September 2022

"Konstfack is an incredible ecology of knowledge and production facilities, a space of discussion and testing that allows students and staff to...

Maja Gunn in New York Times article about gem-studded watches
Wednesday 7 September 2022

"In my opinion, we are living in the most exciting times," the Konstfack Professor says. "Now, the mainstream is less afraid of this crossing of...

"We learn the most through practical activity, by getting lost and failing"
Wednesday 7 September 2022

The artist Lina Selander is Konstfack's new Professor in Fine Art, with emphasis on narrativity and installation.

New SSES course "Creating change – designing for transformation"
Wednesday 31 August 2022

Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship invites you to join the new course made in collaboration with Konstfack: Creating change – designing for...

Konstfack accepts more Ukrainian students
Tuesday 30 August 2022

Konstfack expresses its support for all Ukrainian artists and cultural practitioners, as well as for the Ukrainian people. We help students who nee...

Sergio Montero Bravo participates in Documenta Fifteen
Tuesday 23 August 2022

As a member of Inland arts collective, Associate professor Sergio Montero Bravo participates in Documenta in Kassel until 25 September.

Degree Exhibition 2022 – Nourishment for Peace and Freedom
Monday 2 May 2022

When conflict and violence cast their shadow over the world, every artistic expression is inherently an element of resistance to authoritarian rule...

Maja Gunn, new Professor of Textiles: “Crafts and textiles are part of a larger social context”
Wednesday 27 April 2022

The designer, researcher, artist and curator Maja Gunn is a new Professor of Crafts with a focus on Textiles.

Linda Nurk and Natsai Audrey Chieza discuss their experiences of collaborating with living organisms in the design and making process
Monday 25 April 2022

"Co-Culturing: Crafting the Living" – a recorded conversation about the role of designers within the bio-tech industry; notions of scale and...

Opening of the Polish pavilion at the Venice Biennale; co-curated by Joanna Warsza
Wednesday 13 April 2022

CuratorLab's course director Joanna Warza has curated the Polish pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale together with Wojtek Szymanski featuring the...

Biomimicry in food & entrepreneurship
Wednesday 6 April 2022

SSES invites all Konstfack students to participate in a highly interactive deep-dive into explore Tuscan food-systems during 4-11 June in...

Konstfack, as Sweden, strongly condemn Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine
Friday 25 February 2022

Considering the current war on Ukraine, Konstfack wants to express our support and concern for all Ukrainian artists and cultural workers, as well ...

Video documentation from the symposium "Painting symposium: Figuration, representation and visibility" on 25 November 2021
Friday 25 February 2022

In recent years painting has yet again been called upon to represent and document the manifold roles of addressing visibility through figuration an...

A Celebration of Creative Energy
Monday 31 January 2022

Benedetta Crippa, who earned a master’s degree in Visual Communication from Konstfack in 2017, won the traditional competition for the graphic...

Alumni and jewellery artist Mia Larsson in Vogue
Monday 31 January 2022

Creating sustainable jewellery using left over shells.

"An extraordinarily friendly solution for the bollards"
Friday 17 December 2021

Alicia Knight, student at the master's programme Individual Study Plan in Design, year 1, is the winner of Perimeter Protection's design competitio...

Biomimicry in entrepreneurship
Thursday 16 December 2021

The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) offers a workshop free of charge and open for all Konstfack students and alumni to apply to. The...

And the winner is...Maria Paula Diaz Benavides!
Friday 10 December 2021

Konstfack's holiday card competition is now finalized; a warm, inclusive proposal won.

New unique master's programme - Design Ecologies!
Thursday 18 November 2021

About living systems, relationships, ecological literacy and scorpions. Martín Ávila is a Professor of design and responsible for the master's...

Jiri Novak awarded by Svensk Bokkonst 2020
Monday 1 November 2021

The book "Red Love: A reader on Alexandra Kollontai", designed by Jiri Novak, graphic designer and administrator at Konstfack, has been selected by...

Parasto Backman awarded by Svensk Bokkonst 2020
Monday 1 November 2021

The book "De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar", designed by Parasto Backman, Senior Lecturer at Konstfack, has been selected by Svensk...

Help us to become better!
Tuesday 26 October 2021

On 1-19 November we will need your help to make the study environment in the library better. Every Monday we will ask a new question on our...

Congratulations Maja Frögård, now a PhD in Design!
Tuesday 19 October 2021

On 15 October, Maja Frögård successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "Negotiating Tensions – Designers' responsibilities in democratic...

Joanna Warsza co-curating the Polish pavilion at Venice Biennale 2022
Thursday 7 October 2021

The Polish pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale 2022 will be co-curated by Joanna Warsza, CuratorLab course director at Konstfack, and Wojtek...

Mixing and matching the luminous color palette
Friday 1 October 2021

A research and education collaboration between Konstfack's Perceptionsstudion and KTH's Lighting Design Lab is looking at the use of colored light ...

Vote for Konstfack graduates at the Global Design Graduate Show 2021
Monday 27 September 2021

This year 5211 art and design students uploaded their 2020-21 end of year projects. Eleven Konstfack graduates were selected by expert judges to be...

"With Jewelry: Meeting Lions & Dragons"
Tuesday 31 August 2021

matt lambert, PhD student at Konstfack, talks about the power of jewelry, to relate to bodies, to tell our stories and share our histories, in this...

Behzad Khosravi Noori’s thesis approved
Wednesday 16 June 2021

We are delighted to announce that on 14th June 2021, Behzad Khosravi Noori successfully defended his doctoral thesis, "Three or Four Ir/relevant...

The debate on Vita Havet and reflections from Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz
Friday 4 June 2021

Due to all the news articles that have followed the one published in DN on 2021-02-01 with the headline "No, the Vita Havet exhibition at Konstfack...

Konstfack students design The Future Watch Issue, C-print's first printed issue, "a travelling art gallery"
Monday 24 May 2021

C-print is an online art journal and a curatorial platform for contemporary art. Students from the Bachelor's programme in Graphic Design and...

Sofia Bahlner winner in The Carpet Design Awards 2021
Friday 21 May 2021

The installation "Experimania" by Sofia Bahlner, student at Master’s programme CRAFT! Textiles, is the winner in the "Best Studio Artist Design"...

Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2021 – In Full Bloom
Monday 3 May 2021

A glittering lake, a fragile snowflake, a foaming wave cresting above a stormy sea. Like this life-giving water, so too can art, design, craft and...

Runner-up award to Palle Torsson
Friday 30 April 2021

Palle Torsson, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Fine Art, has been given a runner-up award in the 2020 SAR RC Prize for Best Exposition for...

Two Konstfack master students among the ten artists selected to the new research-based Octopus Programme
Tuesday 20 April 2021

Congratulations Alina Rentsch (Fine Art) and Sofia Priftis (Spatial Design)!

Home Works – new book edited by Jenny Richards and Jens Strandberg
Tuesday 9 March 2021

"Home Works – A Cooking Book: Recipes for Organising with Art and Domestic Work" is a cooking book that highlights the art and politics of eating...

Konstfack best art and design school in Sweden!
Tuesday 9 March 2021

Konstfack is climbing on the QS Top Universities ranking list with the worlds best art and design schools 2021.

Catherine Anyango Grünewald published in Vitamin D3
Wednesday 17 February 2021

The book Vitamin D3 showcases more than 100 artists exploring drawing's possibilities – from intimate to large-scale works – in a diversity of...

A Spring River Awakens a Sense of Longing
Friday 12 February 2021

Linda Hallstan, Sissela Jensen and Brit Pavelson, who graduated together from the Master's programme in Visual Communication in 2020, won the...

Konstfack part of Artist-Run Network Europe
Tuesday 5 January 2021

During two and a half years (October 2020 - April 2023) the project Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) will focus on artist-run initiatives co-funded...

Konstfack appeals: free Ahmadreza Djalali
Thursday 26 November 2020

As an independent, international art university, Konstfack strongly condemns the imprisonment and death sentence of the Swedish-Iranian scholar Dr....

Sebastian Gatz and matt lambert: two new doctoral students in design and craft
Thursday 5 November 2020

Konstfack's doctoral research group has expanded with Sebastian Gatz (design) and matt lambert (craft). Gatz's doctoral thesis project is about...

Design (In)actions Paper Presentation by Erik Sandelin
Tuesday 3 November 2020

Last week Erik Sandelin, PhD student at Konstfack and KTH, presented the research paper "Design (In)actions" at the NordiCHI conference on...

Formas funds for expanding access to public space
Thursday 22 October 2020

Anette Göthlund, a professor at the Department of Visual Arts and Sloyd Education (IBIS), Miro Sazdic Löwstedt, a PhD student in Konstfack's KTD...

Maria Lantz, Anne Klontz, Bella Rune and Behzad Khosravi Noori contributors to new book on CrossSections
Tuesday 20 October 2020

"CrossSections, Processing Artistic and Curatorial Research", edited by Basak Senova, is the accumulation of the CrossSections which reflects on...

Industrial Design BA graduate winner in the Global Design Graduate Show
Friday 9 October 2020

Swasti Sethi, Industrial Design BA graduate in 2020, is the winner of the Industrial public vote in the first ever online Global Design Graduate...

Konstfack recruits Sweden's first doctoral students in visual communication – a historic step for the area's development
Thursday 8 October 2020

Illustrator and storyteller Cecilia Hei Mee Flumé and graphic designer Brita Lindvall Leitmann will be the first to enrol in doctorate studies in...

Luis Berríos-Negrón – congratulations on the successful defence!
Wednesday 16 September 2020

On 15 September, Luis Berríos-Negrón successfully defended his doctoral thesis, Breathtaking Greenhouse Parastructures, at the public disputation...

Craftsight – podcast about craft
Friday 28 August 2020

Hannah-Molly Brown and Veronika Murarikova, students at the master's programme Craft!, are running a podcast where they share ideas from the positi...

Konstfack's and KTH's doctoral programme assessed by UKÄ
Friday 26 June 2020

On 2 June 2020, KTH and Konstfack received confirmation of UKÄ’s assessment of their collaborative, Art, Design, Technology (KTD) doctoral programm...

How to Stage Urban Struggles
Wednesday 24 June 2020

A project initiated by Alba Folgado as part of CuratorLab 2019/20, in collaboration with the artists Pablo Echaurren and Elof Hellström. The projec...

The magazine Form about degree projects by Asli Abdulrahman Ali and Daniel Svahn
Tuesday 16 June 2020

Asli Abdulrahman Ali's degree project Life on the Outside of the White Standard wants to represent the reality of life outside the white standard. ...

Konstfack's Degree Exhibition opens today – online, at Sergel's torg and in other public spaces
Friday 5 June 2020

Welcome at 2 pm to KONSTFACK2020.SE or to the projection at Sergel's torg. Head of Exhibitions Anne Klontz inaugurates the Degree Exhibition togeth...

Ceramics & Glass – cross-border work in a broad cultural field
Friday 8 May 2020

With a foundation in craft production, the students at Ceramics & Glass base their cross-border work on different material traditions. The focus of...

Textiles Bachelors analyze the present with the concept of craft as a filter
Friday 8 May 2020

The education offers everything from professional methods and equipment to lively experimentation. In well-equipped workshops for weaving, knitting...