Congratulations Maja Frögård, now a PhD in Design!

19 October 2021

On 15 October, Maja Frögård successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "Negotiating Tensions – Designers' responsibilities in democratic entanglements". The opponent at the public defence was Erling Björgvinsson, Professor of design at HDK, University of Gothenburg.

Maja Frögård and Erling Björgvinsson.


Maja has participated in the KTD programme (art, technology and design), a collaborative doctoral programme established between Konstfack and The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH.

The appointed grading committee consisted of Research Fellow Andrea Botero Cabrera, Aalto University, Associate Professor Maria Göransdotter, Umeå Institute of Design/Umeå University and Professor Leif Dahlberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Principal supervisor: Senior Professor Bo Westerlund, Konstfack

Second supervisors: Professor Jonathan Metzger, Professor in Urban and Regional Studies, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Senior Lecturer at the Visual Communication programme Moa Matthis, Konstfack

Here is the thesis for download.