News and press releases

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 program 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...

Available doctoral student positions
Friday 5 April 2019

Four doctoral students wanted for the doctoral (third-cycle) programme Art, Technology and Design. Application deadline is 15 May 2019.

Konstfack second best in Sweden 2019
Thursday 21 March 2019

Konstfack is ranked as second best among artistic universities in Sweden by the international ranking company QS World University Rankings.

Konstfack staff and alumni participating in Momentum10
Friday 22 February 2019

Momentum – The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art includes several staff and alumni of Konstfack in this year's edition opening 8 June 2019.

Curator Lab student Vasco Forconi at the Italian Institute of Culture
Wednesday 20 February 2019

During 2019, starting in the end of March at the Italian Institute of Culture in Stockholm, Vasco Forconi, student at Curator Lab, will curate a...

Video documentation from Konstfack Research Week 2019
Monday 18 February 2019

A selection of lectures and presentations from Konstfack Research Week on 28 January - 1 February 2019.

Degree exhibition 2019: Curators and designers
Friday 1 February 2019

This year's degree exhibition is curated by Emily Fahlén och Asrin Haidari, and the visual concept is created by Jennifer Bergkvist and Moa...

Four new PhD students within design, narrative processes, sloyd education & critical sound practice
Thursday 31 January 2019

Petra Lilja, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, Miro Sazdic Löwstedt and Cara Tolmie will be joining the transdisciplinary PhD programme Art, Technology and...

Johanna Lewengard and Benedetta Crippa about the politics of design education
Wednesday 23 January 2019

A conversation with Johanna Lewengard, professor and head of the Master’s programme in Visual Communication at Konstfack, and Benedetta Crippa,...

Video documentation from "Ways of perceiving craft"
Thursday 3 January 2019

Documentation from a two-day seminar 28-29 November 2018 at Konstfack and Iaspis.

PhD student Erik Sandelin in a podcast about a society that does not treat animals as lesser beings
Thursday 13 December 2018

Designers and PhD students Erik Sandelin (Konstfack) and Michelle Westerlaken (Malmö University) discuss the oppression or exploitation of animals ...

All Friday Lectures now on Youtube
Monday 10 December 2018

If you missed one or want to see all the autumn 2018 Friday Lectures again, they are all at Konstfack's Youtube-channel.

Research Lab in collaboration with the Museum of Ethnography
Tuesday 4 December 2018

Research Lab is a tightly focused course at Konstfack investigating the relationship between contemporary craft practice with real world situations...

Friday Lecture: Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley on "Are We Human? The Design of the Species"
Thursday 29 November 2018

Friday Lecture at Konstfack on 23 November 2018. Beatriz Colomina, architecture theorist, curator, and professor at the Princeton University School...

New book on human-decentered design by PhD student Erik Sandelin
Friday 16 November 2018

"Designer and Goldcrest" is a newly released book by Erik Sandelin, PhD student at the KTD programme, who works in the intersections of codesign,...

Friday Lecture: Pontus Strimling about "New technologies and the future of mankind"
Friday 26 October 2018

Did you miss the Friday Lecture on 19 October? The lecture is now on Youtube. Pontus Strimling, Associate Professor at the Institute for Future...

Friday Lecture: Hedvig Kjellström and Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson on "AI, surveillance, control, morality and ethics"
Friday 26 October 2018

The Friday Lecture from 16 November is now on Youtube. Hedvig Kjellström, Professor of Computer Science and Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson, Professor in...

Friday Lecture: Henrik Arnstad on "Democracy – hated and vulnerable; pre, post and from below"
Friday 26 October 2018

The Friday Lecture from 9 November is now on Youtube. Henrik Arnstad, author and journalist: Is democracy vital for the future human? Moderators ar...

Konstfack turns 175 years old - Contribute with memories in text/picture format for an anniversary book!
Wednesday 24 October 2018

  175 Years of Fight, Joy and Failure. 2019 will ring with a bang and therefore it is high time to bring our wisdom together. An editorial team wit...

Edge – a new programme that turns visions into reality
Friday 12 October 2018

Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) has, in addition to  breakfast lectures, weekend workshops and freestanding longer courses, now a...

Seven new research leaders appointed
Friday 28 September 2018

The Board of Education and Research has appointed seven new research leaders with the task, together with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Magnus Bärtås...

Catherine Anyango Grünewald at Göteborg Book Fair 2018
Thursday 27 September 2018

Senior lecturer in illustration, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, is at the Göteborg Book Fair presenting her books and participating in several talks....

Lisa Tan joins Konstfack as Professor of Fine Art
Thursday 13 September 2018

With an emphasis on installation, text and experimental aesthetic strategies.

Many applications to attractive PhD positions
Friday 7 September 2018

A total of 185 applications have been received for four positions at the doctoral programme in Art, Technology and Design for the spring of 2019.

Matt Smith nominated for the h 100 Awards
Wednesday 15 August 2018

The Konstfack professor in crafts - Matt Smith - is nominated for the h100 Awards as one of ten nominees in the Art, Design and Craft category.

Study Support Unit - language support for students
Tuesday 3 July 2018

From the autumn term of 2018, the library will be responsible for building a Study Support Unit at Konstfack. The purpose is to provide all student...

Introduction days for new students
Thursday 7 June 2018

The 3, 4 and 10 September are introduction days for new students.

Konstfack student awarded with the Global Swede Diploma
Tuesday 29 May 2018

Lourdes Gonzalez, student in the CRAFT - Textile master's programme, was one of 20 international university students from 17 countries to receive t...

Rest Easy with Confidence – Konstfack's Degree Exhibition 2018
Monday 7 May 2018

This year the Konstfack Degree Exhibition is framed by Swedish poet and novelist Karin Boye's poem about pain and spring. - The 2018 Konstfack Degr...

Konstfack teacher finalist at Grand Award of Design
Wednesday 25 April 2018

Lars Pettersson, guest teacher at Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, is one of five finalists in the competition Grand Award of Design.

A socially beneficial exhibition and Konstfack c/o Milan Design Week
Thursday 12 April 2018

Welcome 17–22 April to see some of our answers in a socially beneficial exhibition with state-of-the-art craftsmanship featuring Konstfack Universi...

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:

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