News and press releases

Martín Avila new professor in design
Tuesday 20 February 2018

Former senior lecturer Martin Avila is appointed new professor in design at the Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communicatio...

Konstfack Research Week 2018 video documentation
Friday 16 February 2018

Selected lectures and presenations at Konstfack Research Week 2018 are now published.

Oskar Laurin designs the 2018 Degree Exhibition
Friday 2 February 2018

This year's Degree Exhibition is visualised through a playful identity where Konstfack's graphic profile is contrasted with flowery and...

Academic Rights Watch makes a complaint against Konstfack’s Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz to the Parliamentary Ombudsmen
Wednesday 31 January 2018

As Academic Rights Watch (ARW) made a complaint to the Parliamentary Ombudsmen (JO), accusing Konstfack's Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz of breach of...

#konstnärligfrihet – Enough is enough!
Tuesday 5 December 2017

Konstfack's Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz on the latest #metoo related appeal #konstnärligfrihet – with witness testimonies from individuals active...

Konstfack has a new logotype
Wednesday 1 November 2017

Konstfack's new logo is drawn by hand with a font that is unique to Konstfack. It is created by Carolina Laudon, typeface designer and graphic...

Lena Séraphin, new guest postdoctoral researcher
Monday 18 September 2017

This autumn, the Department of Fine Art at Konstfack has the joy to host a guest postdoctoral researcher, Lena Séraphin.

Martin Avila: lecture in Paris and PhD translated into Spanish
Monday 18 September 2017

Martin Avila, Senior Lecturer at Konstfack, presents a project from his postdoctoral work in Paris. And his PhD dissertation titled "Devices. On...

"I have no words for how good it was!"
Monday 4 September 2017

Christina Schaffer, teacher at the Konstfack course "Design for Sustainable Co-Creation" about the course:

The new students are here!
Monday 28 August 2017

Today is the first of three introduction days for new students at Konstfack.

"Craft enables artists to speak about many things"
Thursday 18 May 2017

Hybrid artist, curator and historian Matt Smith is our new professor of crafts with a special focus on ceramics and glass.

Meet Loulou Cherinet, Magnus Bärtås and Behzad Khosravi Noori from Konstfack at the Venice Biennale
Monday 8 May 2017

Konstfack c/o Venice Biennale 2017 with Loulou Cherinet, Magnus Bärtås and Behzad Khosravi Noori.

Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2017 – urgent issues sparking lively and critical dialogue
Wednesday 3 May 2017

With its 195 students from 28 nations, Konstfack's Degree Exhibition 2017 is the largest in the school's 173-year history. Consequently, this year...

The book "Färg&Ljus för människan – i rummet" is published in English
Saturday 29 April 2017

The book "Färg&Ljus för människan – i rummet" is published in English by the publishing house Routledge on 17 May 2017. The book's English title is...

Martin Avila’s postdoctoral project "Symbiotic tactics" is completed
Thursday 27 April 2017

The research was mainly structured through three projects in Argentina. Each of these being developed to enact responses that dealt with everyday...

Gunilla Muhr new Head of Department at Konstfack
Tuesday 18 April 2017

Gunilla Muhr is the new Head of the Department of Fine Art where she succeeds Olof Glemme who is retiring. Gunilla comes from CFF, the Centre for...

Concerns about restrictions in academic freedom in Hungary
Wednesday 12 April 2017

The Swedish section of Scholars at Risk, which Konstfack is part of, is deeply concerned about the change in Hungarian legislation that will limit...

Memorial ceremony in Vita Havet 10 April at 12:00 pm
Sunday 9 April 2017

Konstfack participates on Monday 10 April at the national memorial ceremony with a minute of silence in Vita Havet at 12:00 pm for anyone who wants...

Jenny Richards and Erik Sandelin new doctoral students at the KTD programme
Wednesday 22 February 2017

The doctoral programme that Konstfack and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) started together in 2014 has two new doctoral students: Jenny...

Research Week 2017 video documentation
Friday 17 February 2017

A selection of lectures and presentations from Konstfack Research Week 29 January - 3 February 2017.

Significantly increased number of applicants to Konstfacks's master's programmes - 34 percent increase!
Wednesday 15 February 2017

This year's application statistics for Konstfack's master's programmes shows that the number of complete applications is 34 percent higher than las...

Minna Sakaria designs the Degree Exhibition 2017
Tuesday 7 February 2017

The visual concept, created by Minna Sakaria, reflects a feeling of distorted reality combined with a celebration on the red carpet. The Konstfack...

The trip to Bahia: visiting different places
Tuesday 31 January 2017

Images of visits to Lina Bo Bardi's Gregorio de Mattos Theatre and the abandoned Coaty restaurant.

Work-in-progress in Bahia. Countdown to the opening.
Wednesday 25 January 2017

During two weeks in January, nine students along with our graduate student Luis Berríos-Negrón are visiting the Brazilian city of Salvador in the...

Konstfack in Salvador, Brazil
Tuesday 24 January 2017

Stemming from the semester-long research focus group taught by our doctoral candidate Luis Berríos-Negrón, eight students from our fine arts and...

Anne Klontz new Exhibition Manager
Monday 12 December 2016

Anne Klontz has been appointed new Exhibition Manager at Konstfack. Klontz has a wide experience in the school's main areas of art, design and...

Andreas Nobel's dissertation published in English
Friday 2 December 2016

Andreas Nobel's dissertation from 2014 "Dimmer på Upplysningen" is published in English. The title is "Shady Enlightenment - textualized thinking a...

Well-attended Christmas market
Monday 28 November 2016

Approximately 8,000 visitors came to this year's Christmas Market at Konstfack.

Marti Manen curator of Konstfack's Degree exhibitions 2017 and 2018
Tuesday 15 November 2016

Marti Manen has been appointed as curator of Konstfack's Degree Exhibitions 2017 and 2018, this parallel to his job as a curator at the Public Art...

Rasmus Nossbring receives Pilchuck Auction’s 2016 People’s Choice Award
Monday 14 November 2016

Rasmus Nossbring, student at the Bachelor programme in Ceramics & Glass, receives Pilchuck Auction's 2016 People's Choice Award. The award entitles...

Johanna Stillman's and Florence Wild's MFA exhibitions
Monday 14 November 2016

Foto: Johanna Stillman and Tessa Van Thielen MIDDLE OF NOWHERE – Johanna Stillman Tulsa, Wednesday 27 September Oh Taylor, Yesterday I saw someone...

Konstfack teachers and students win Kolla! prizes
Thursday 10 November 2016

Four Konstfack teachers and several former Konstfack students win prizes in the contest Kolla! 2016. It is organized by Svenska Tecknare and one ca...

The fire at the Royal Institute of Art
Thursday 22 September 2016

Konstfack regrets the fire at the Royal Institute of Art. The Graphics house on Skeppsholmen with all its equipment, techniques and organization fo...

Rochus Hinkel appointed Professor of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
Friday 16 September 2016

Konstfack has appointed Senior Lecturer Rochus Hinkel as Professor of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design in order to strengthen a field whe...

Ikko Yokoyama to M+ in Hong Kong
Tuesday 13 September 2016

Ikko Yokoyama isn't working at Konstfack any longer, where she worked as head of exhibitions since 2004. Ikko Yokoyama is moving to Hong Kong and...

Alessandra is blogging about Konstfack
Tuesday 6 September 2016

Alessandra Cislaghi, exchange student at the bachelor's programme Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, is blogging about life, studies and...

The new students are here!
Monday 29 August 2016

The 29th of August was the first of three introduction days for new students at Konstfack for the academic year 2016/2017.

Konstfack brings interiors to the agenda at the Venice Architecture Biennale
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Konstfack is part of the opening programme in the Nordic pavilion with the ambition to bring interiors to the agenda of the world's most prominent...

CuratorLab final projects 2016
Monday 23 May 2016

28 May – 1 June across Stockholm

Pinar Arabağ receives the Global Swede award 2016
Friday 20 May 2016

Pinar Arabağ, master's student at Individual Study Plan in Design, is one of 22 international top students from 17 different countries to receive t...

The Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2016 – an homage to complexity and diversity
Monday 2 May 2016

Solidarity, value and meaning is created jointly by 177 newly graduated visual arts teachers, master's and bachelor's students from 15 different...

Axel Bergholm at the interior fair ICFF 2016
Friday 22 April 2016

Axel Bergholm, student at the bachelor programme Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, exhibitits his chair Peek at the interior fair ICFF in N...

Åsa Cederqvist awarded with recidency in Berlin
Tuesday 12 April 2016

Åsa Cederqvist, Senior Lecturer at Konstfack, has been awarded a one year recidency at Kunst Werke and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin through The...

Architecture for integration – Konstfack student Else Abrahamsen helps to improve the reception of refugees
Tuesday 12 April 2016

Master's student Else Abrahamsen at Konstfack's Interior Architecture Programme, has started a non-profit, interdisciplinary collective which aims ...

Konstfack best in Sweden!
Friday 8 April 2016

Konstfack continues to climb the QS World University Rankings list of the world's leading universities and higher education institutions for art an...

Katarina Sjögren and Marie-Louise Bowallius new Heads of Departments at Konstfack
Monday 29 February 2016

Katarina Sjögren and Marie-Louise Bowallius the Heads of Departments of Konstfack's two new departments; the Department of Design, Interior...

Konstfack student participates in the Bologna Children's Book Fair
Wednesday 10 February 2016

Oskar Laurin, student at the Master's programme Visual Communication, is selected to participate in the Bologna Children's Book Fair - Mostra degli...

Konstfack at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair – societal changes in focus
Thursday 4 February 2016

At the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair students from Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Industrial Design and Textiles show design that...

Tom Sandqvist at Art Safari Bucharest 2016
Wednesday 3 February 2016

Tom Sandqvist, Adjunct Professor at Konstfack, participates in Art Safari Bucharest 2016 with a lecture about the Eastern roots of Dada. Art Safari...

Anders Ljungberg new professor of crafts
Wednesday 27 January 2016

Silversmith Anders Ljungberg is our new professor of crafts with a special focus on jewellery art and corpus.

Konstfack is meeting society's need for a new design education
Tuesday 19 January 2016

As requests increase from a number of different industries looking for an approach to design that is somewhat beyond a fixed format, beyond product...

Bo Westerlund participates in an anthology
Monday 30 November 2015

Bo Westerlund, professor at Konstfack, participates in the anthology "Action Research for Democracy : new ideas and perspectives from Scandinavia"...

Many visitors at Konstfack's Christmas market
Saturday 28 November 2015

Today was the first of two Konstfack Christmas market days. A preliminary estimate said that just over 4,000 visitors came to look at, touch and bu...

Loulou Cherinet Appointed Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack
Tuesday 16 June 2015

The artist Loulou Cherinet will start her new position as Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack on 15 August 2015.

Chamaikarn Chartsiri receives the Global Swede award
Monday 1 June 2015

Chamaikarn Chartsiri, master's student at Texile in the expanded field is one of around twenty international top students to receive the Global Swe...

The new Konstfack standard
Tuesday 26 May 2015

Master's students Mirja Leierth and Erik Thulén at Ceramics & Glass have made an official standard for dissertations and other ceremonial occasions.

“The Transaction Project: Digital networking in craft research” awarded funding from Innovativ Kultur
Friday 8 May 2015

Konstfack based study "The Transaction Project: Digital networking in craft research" has received SEK 200,000 from Innovativ Kultur and will be...

Radical re-thinking and contrasts at Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2015
Monday 4 May 2015

Radical re-thinking and contrasts characterize this year's Degree Exhibition. Konstfack's role as a public cultural institution is evident as 154...

Press release: Konstfack in Venice
Friday 6 March 2015

Three artists with ties to Konstfack and its research will be taking part in activities during Biennale Arte 2015.

Press release: The Konstfack Research Week gives new perspectives on theory, practice and relations
Friday 23 January 2015

Konstfack Research Week 2015 takes place between 26 and 30 January, with a solid programme on the theme "Practicing Research", including...

Speed Crafting Jam on video
Monday 15 December 2014

A short film from the Speed Crafting Jam event on 15 December 2014.

The front desk's opening hours during Christmas and New Year
Monday 15 December 2014

These are the front desk's opening hours during Christmas and New Year.

The Local at Konstfack's Christmas market 2014
Tuesday 2 December 2014

The Local, a web based newspaper with news in English, visited Konstfack's Christmas market 2014.

Konstfack and KTH students create maker faire at Kista Library
Friday 7 November 2014

Students from third year BA Industrial design at Konstfack and KTH Kista collaborated to create a day of public access workshops. Located in the...

Making at Kista Library week 44
Wednesday 22 October 2014

During week 44 students from Konstfack and KTH will relocate to Kista Library to explore a public arena for education. The format involves short...

Konstfack students create Ebola clinic simulation
Tuesday 14 October 2014

Konstfack students create Ebola clinic simulation for training of medical and non-medical staff going to the regions most affected by Ebola.

MFA Industrial Design students trip to Cape Town
Thursday 9 October 2014

Konstfack MFA Industrial Design students went to Cape Town in October 2014.

Hannah Waldron shares HAY Talent Award's first prize
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Hannah Waldron, a recent graduate from the Master's group Textile in the Expanded Field, shares the Danish HAY Talent Award's first prize with Joel...

Introduction for new students autumn 2014
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Welcome to Konstfack!

Jonas Ahnmé educator of 2014
Thursday 12 June 2014

Jonas Ahnmé, Senior Lecturer at The Department of Design, Craft and Arts, is awarded as Educator of 2014 at Konstfack.

Record number of applications for PhD positions
Tuesday 3 June 2014

A total of 226 applications have been received for four positions at the doctoral programme in Art, Technology and Design for the autumn of 2014.

Craft at Konstfack given top rating
Wednesday 28 May 2014

The news that the quality evaluation by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (SHEA) has given Konstfack’s programmes in the field of Craft (Appli...

Konstfack presents the Talking Table
Wednesday 2 April 2014

- Salone del Mobile in Milan

Sara Kristoffersson releases book about Ikea
Thursday 13 March 2014

Sara Kristoffersson, guest professor at Konstfack, has recently finished her research project about Ikea's aesthetics in the 1980s and 1990s. This...

Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdottir - DesignTalks curator at DesignMarch 2014
Friday 7 March 2014

Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdóttir, guest teacher at Konstfack's Experience Design Group, is interviewed by Frame Publishers.

MFS in Tanzania
Friday 14 February 2014

Else Abrahamsen, third year student a the Bachelor's programme in Interior architecture & Furniture design, is in Tanzania on a Minor Field Studies...

Konstfack selected by Domus Magazine among the Europe's Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design
Wednesday 5 February 2014

The guide offers an annotated selection of the educational provision in the spheres of Architecture, Product Design, Graphic Design and Interaction...

Design exhibition on sustainable food at "Årets Kock 2014"
Wednesday 5 February 2014

This design exhibition on sustainable food experience at "Årets Kock 2014" competition is produced by Konstfack's 3rd year industrial design studen...

New doctoral student programme takes the research collaboration between Konstfack and KTH to a new level
Tuesday 21 January 2014

The new doctoral student programme "Art, Technology and Design" marks a new stage of the research collaboration between Konstfack and KTH. The...

At Konstfack right now
Wednesday 15 January 2014

This is what it looks like at Konstfack right now (January 15, 2014, at 3.45 pm).

Crowded at Konstfack's Christmas market 2013
Monday 9 December 2013

More than 10 000 people were at Konstfack's annual Christmas market, which this year took place on November 30 and December 1.

Zandra Ahl releases new book
Tuesday 26 November 2013

Zandra Ahl, professor in Ceramics and Glass at Konstfack, releases the book "Z-A 2013-1998". It summarises her work since 1998, and includes new an...

Ramia Mazé appointed Docent in Interaction Design
Monday 25 November 2013

Ramia Mazé, visiting lecturer at Konstfack, was officially appointed Docent in Interaction Design after giving her Docent lecture on October 17 201...

Konstfack offers four new Master’s programmes!
Thursday 21 November 2013

In the autumn of 2014, Konstfack will introduce four new Master's programmes in Craft, Design, Art, and Visual Communication. All will prepare...

Apply for Artistic Development funding
Friday 8 November 2013

It's time to apply for research funding. Application deadline is Wednesday November 13, 2013.

Zandra Ahl in book about artists work in museums
Monday 28 October 2013

The book "Artists Work in Museums: Histories, Interventions, Subjectivities" features among others the Konstfack Professor Zandra Ahl. The book...

Culinary experience in workshops at Konstfack
Monday 21 October 2013

Cooking can be done in many ways.

Spontaneous exhibitions and other things
Tuesday 15 October 2013

Spontaneous exhibitions and other things at Konstfack.

Emily Roysdon new professor at Konstfack
Thursday 10 October 2013

Emily Roysdon is Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack from August 1, 2013.

Exhibited at the moment
Monday 23 September 2013

Works exhibited in Konstfack's public areas right now.

Björn Hellström published in JAPR
Friday 20 September 2013

Björn Hellström, professor at Konstfack, gets a peer reviewed research article published in the prestigious scientific journal JAPR (Journal of...

Former Industrial Design student awarded gold prize
Wednesday 11 September 2013

Former Industrial Design student at Konstfack, Karin Rubing, is awarded gold prize at Creative Conscience Awards for her 2012 degree project.

Face-o-mat to Japan and London
Wednesday 11 September 2013

Tobias Gutmann, student at the master's group Storytelling year 2, is going to Japan and London with his "portrait machine" Face-o-mat.

Martin Avila first international postdoc in artistic research through design
Thursday 4 July 2013

The Swedish Research Council has announced that Martin Avila , Senior Lecturer at Industrial Design at Kostfack and PhD of Design at HDK/University...

ID students get Editors Award at ICFF
Thursday 30 May 2013

First year students of the Masters group Industrial Design were awarded as "School 2013" at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in...

Press release: Breathtaking Insights at the Konstfack Degree Exhibition
Friday 10 May 2013

This year's Degree Exhibition presents the works of 162 recent graduates within art, design, craft and visual arts education.

Press release: Konstfack's students unveil the designs of tomorrow at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Tuesday 5 February 2013

Don't miss these future designers! Students from Interior Architecture, Furniture Design and Textiles will be representing Konstfack (the Universit...

Konstfack in collaboration with The Nobel Museum
Monday 4 February 2013

The Nobel Museum and The Experience Design Group at Konstfack have embarked a collaboration that will take different forms.

Now you can contact Konstfack again
Thursday 6 December 2012

Now you can contact us by telephone and e-mail again.

Colour&Light Reseach Group contributes to new book
Wednesday 21 November 2012

Ulf Klarén and Karin Fridell Anter, reseachers in Colour&Light Reseach Group at Konstfack, contribute to Color and Design – an anthology from Berg...

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