News and press releases

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:

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.

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