News and press releases

News and press releases from Konstfack.

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

The Swedish Government today announced the appointment of Professor Anna Valtonen as Vice-Chancellor of Konstfack, Sweden's largest university of...

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...

Konstfack alumni receives an honourable mention in Cumulus Green Competition 2020
Friday 8 May 2020

Hanna Turesson Bernehed, a 2019 Konstfack graduate, is mentioned as an Honorable Entry for her project "Åker". It is system that harvests the...

Ädellab's Bachelors – potential, context, materiality
Tuesday 5 May 2020

Konstfack's programme within jewellery and corpus is called Ädellab and offers interpretation, understanding and shaping of objects and jewellery....

Konstfack Research Lab – connecting with the unfamiliar at the Ethnographic Museum
Wednesday 29 April 2020

The exhibition "Renegotiating Material Culture" is the result of a year long partnership between the Ethnographic Museum and Research Lab at...

CuratorLab in e-flux podcast: "Red Love. A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai"
Tuesday 28 April 2020

Listen to the podcast: podcasts.apple.com/podcast/red-love-a-reader-on-alexandra-kollontai/id1332021431?i=1000472177307 The book is published by...

Pushing the limits and norms of what is expected from craft-based processes
Monday 20 April 2020

When the distinctions between the origin of the material, the practice of making and a completed materialization become blurred, the place, materia...

Degree Exhibition 2020 – CHANGED PLANS!
Friday 17 April 2020

In the beginning of June, we will launch a digital catalogue with all the degree students' works. Until then, you can follow filmed presentations o...

A good example of transition
Friday 27 March 2020

Education and research at Konstfack is currently being carried on primarily in the form of distance education, and the school is closed to outside...

Solidarity through distance, experience Konstfack digitally!
Friday 27 March 2020

Welcome to many experiences in Konstfack's digital exhibition space. An opportunity to take part in all the great things that happen at the school,...

Video documentation from Konstfack Research Week 2020
Tuesday 24 March 2020

A selection of lectures and presentations from Konstfack Research Week on 27-31 January 2020.

"Hulda" one of Sight Unseen's favorite objects of 2020
Monday 2 March 2020

The online magazine "Sight Unseen" has selected the Konstfack student Siri Svedborg's "Hulda" armchair as one of their favorite objects of 2020 so...

Bernadotte grantholder Laleh Kazemi Veisari exhibits at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Tuesday 28 January 2020

Laleh Kazemi Veisari is the 2019 recipient of the Bernadotte program studio and working grant from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. The...

Totally Stockholm: "Konstfack Celebrates 175 Years With New Book"
Friday 20 December 2019

Konstfack's Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz has been interviewed about the 175 year book by the Stockholm guide "Totally Stockholm".

And the winner is... Marcus Badman!
Wednesday 18 December 2019

Acne Studios selected Konstfack master's student Marcus Badman to win the 1st prize in the "Together is Better" contest.

Research Lab goes royal
Monday 16 December 2019

Research Lab at Konstfack is once again focusing on a different aspect of craft. In 2020-21 the theme is Craft and the Royal Palace.

Konstfack student participates in the Global Grad Show in Dubai
Thursday 7 November 2019

Malin Björklund, master's student from the Individual Study Plan in Design programme, participates in the 5th edition of the exhibition taking plac...

Video documentation from Michael Rakowitz and James Richards artist talks
Wednesday 23 October 2019

The video documentation from the two Artist Talks by Michael Rakowitz and James Richards is now published on the Konstfack website.

Bully goes fishing in new book about design and nature
Wednesday 9 October 2019

Erik Sandelin, PhD student at Konstfack, contributes with a chapter, titled "Bully Goes Fishing" to the new anthology "Design and Nature: A...

Sharing diverse realities, conditions and strategies – 19 international artists explore artistic research
Monday 23 September 2019

The extensive exhibition of CrossSections with 19 participating artists is the first international exhibition taking place at Konstfack. This is a...

Andrea Peach curates an Being Human Festival exhibition
Monday 23 September 2019

As part of the Being Human Festival Professor Andrea Peach (Konstfack, Stockholm) and Professor Sarah Pedersen (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen)...

Andrea Peach new professor of craft specialising in craft history and theory
Tuesday 17 September 2019

Andrea Peach has over twenty years of experience teaching contextual and critical studies in UK art schools.

Martin Avila's work with scorpions in Argentina published as book chapter by MIT
Friday 6 September 2019

From the press release: "The global discourse around urban ecology tends to homogenize and universalize, relying on such terms as "smart cities,"...

Mara Lee Gerdén new professor of fine arts specialising in art theory and art history
Thursday 29 August 2019

Mara Lee Gerdén has an international artistic practice that stretches from poetry to performance lectures and essays. She has a PhD in literary...

Konstfack on a list of women rocking the scandinavian art arena
Friday 16 August 2019

Two Konstfack employees are among "19 Women Rocking The Scandinavian Art Arena", according to the news magazine The Art Gorgeous.

Introduction days for new students
Wednesday 19 June 2019

2, 3 and 9 September are introduction days for new students.

KTH offers a post-doc position in Art, Technology and Design
Monday 10 June 2019

The position is placed at the research centre NAVET where Konstfack is a hub partner. Application deadline is 31 July 2019.

Catherine Anyango Grünewald wins 2nd edition of The Navigator Art on Paper Prize
Wednesday 29 May 2019

The jury's motivation: "One of the core themes in Catherine Anyango Grünewald’s work is public space and its sensitivity to traumatic events,...

Konstfack granted Erasmus+ mobility in partnership with Palestinian university
Thursday 23 May 2019

We are proud to announce that Konstfack has been granted an Erasmus+ mobility grant in partnership with Birzeit University in Palestine (2019-2021)...

Konstfack student awarded with the Global Swede Diploma
Tuesday 21 May 2019

Hsiao Yuan Huang, student at the master's programme in Design - Individual Study Plan in Design, was one of 26 international university students fr...

Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2019 – 175 years of education, social impact, conflicts and opportunities
Tuesday 7 May 2019

Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2019 is curated by Emily Fahlén and Asrin Haidari. The visual concept is created by Jennifer Bergkvist and Moa Sundkvist

Konstfack at Milan Design Week 2019
Tuesday 9 April 2019

Students at Konstfack, in their final year of the Bachelor's programme of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, present you "Outdoor Diversit...

Updated: 21 October 2010