Konstfack Research Week 2016

Monday 1 February - Friday 5 February 2016

Konstfack Research Week is an annual event highlighting and discussing research practices at Konstfack and research perspectives related to Art, Craft, Design, Interior Architecture, Visual Communication and Visual Studies and Art Education, in Sweden and internationally. 

The programme includes presentations of on-going research at Konstfack, such as projects within the new doctoral programme, other PhD and externally funded research projects, as well as related perspectives from invited Swedish and international guests. It combines presentations, lectures discussions and workshops and targets Master and PhD students, researchers and faculty members at Konstfack, as well as a wider public interested in these issues.

Contributors include Maria Hellström Reimer, Mara Lee, Bart Haensel, Irina Sandomirskaja, Esther Peeren, Cameline Bolbroe, Catharina Gabrielsson, Magnus Bärtås, Maria Lantz, Petra Bauer, Magnus Mörck, Ulrika Karlsson, Nina Hällgren, Katji Lindberg, Bo Westerlund, Frida Hållander, Cheryl Akner-Koler, Maja Gunn, Elisabeth Hjort, Palle Thorsson, Adam Bergholm, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Maja Frögård, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Anette Göthlund, Håkan Nilsson, Johanna Rosenqvist, Ulla Lind and others.

Download digital programme poster here (PDF)

View video documentation from lectures and presentations here.

Konstfack Research week is organized through Konstfack Board of Education and Research (KU) and coordinated by Magnus Ericson.



Monday 1 February

Introducing Research

Svarta Havet
9.00 Welcome and introduction to Konstfack Research Week, by Maria Lantz
9.15 Introduction and programme overview, by Magnus Ericson and moderator Ulla Lind
9.30 ‘Konstfack Research Strategy’, presentation by Magnus Mörck
9.45 ‘Art? We’re More Interested in Plumbing’, lecture by Maria Hellström Reimer


11.00 ‘Two approaches to artistic research’, lecture by Magnus Bärtås

Lunch break

13.00 ‘Programme perspectives’, presentations with Ulrika Karlsson, Bo Westerlund, Anette Göthlund & Annika Hellman
14.30 ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Research - But Were Afraid to Ask’, Q&A sessions (Please note that this is for year 1 master students only)


16.00 ‘The Arrested Time: Figurations of Otherness’, lecture by Mara Lee


Tuesday 2 February

Research Views 1

Svarta Havet
10.00 Introduction and programme overview, by moderator Håkan Nilsson
10.10 ‘Making a field. Aspects of research in art, technology and design’, an introduction to the Konstfack and KTH Royal Institute of Technology's joint doctoral programme ’Art, Technology and Design, by Catharina Gabrielsson
10.30 ‘The Ghosts of Globalization and their (In)Ability to Haunt’, lecture by Esther Peeren, introduction by Luis Berríos-Negrón
11.30 ‘Discussing the spectre, and the metaphor’, conversation between Esther Peeren, Ectoplasmic Materialism and Luis Berríos-Negrón

Lunch Break

13.00 ‘Forms of participation’, presentation by Maja Frögård


14.00 ‘In the state of in/visibility’, presentation by Adam Bergholm and Behzad Khosravi Noori
15.30 ‘Art, Pedagogics, and Theory: The What, Why, and How of Things’, Lecture by Irina Sandomirskaja, introduction by Behzad Khosravi Noori


Wednesday 3 February

Research Views 2

Svarta Havet
9.15 Introduction, by moderator Jonanna Rosenqvist
9.30 ‘The politics of the camera’, presentation by Petra Bauer


10.45 ‘From rhizomatic lingo to investigations of the mundane and everydayish: some aspects of the word “practical”’, presentation by Katji Lindberg
11.30 ‘HAPTICA The role haptics plays in the aesthetic gestalt process for the culinary arts’, presentation by Cheryl Akner-Koler

Lunch break

13.00 ‘Microhistories’, presentation by Magnus Bärtås and Andrej Slávik


14.30 ‘Mapping the Intangible – Adaptivity in Architectural Design‘, presentation by Cameline Bolbroe
16.00 ’Algorithms explained for artists and other normal people’, lecture by Bart Haensel
17.00    Mingle (Biblioteksgatan)


Thursday 4 February

Practising Research

Parallel workshop programme

For year 1 master students only (sign up on lists posted outside Svarta Havet Monday 1 Feb.)
9.00 – 16.00 ‘Design encounters with non-humans’, with Li Jönsson
9.00 – 16.00 ‘Forms of participation’, with Maja Frögård
9.00 – 16.00 ‘Scattered patterns’ / gps drawing’, with Bart Hansel
9.00 -16.00 ‘Aesthetic learning processes and learning supported by multimodal mobile resources - theory and method’, with Torben Freytag & Tiina Leino Lindell
10.00 – 16.00 (continues Friday) ‘Boarder Walk’, with Adam Bergholm & Behzad Khosravi Noori
10:00 – 16.00 ‘Body, Politics and Crafts’ with Maja Gunn and Frida Hållander
10.00 – 16.00 (continues Friday) ‘How we share’, with Palle Torsson
10.00 – 12.00  ‘To write and read in conversation’, with Elisabeth Hjort
13.00 – 16.00 ‘Tracing historical standards when seeing child pictures’, with Elin Låby & Camilla Gåfvels
13.00 – 15.00 ‘To write and read in conversation’, with Elisabeth Hjort 


Friday 5 February

Practising Research

Parallel workshop programme (continues)

For year 1 master students only (sign up on lists posted outside Svarta Havet Monday 1 Feb.)
9.00 – 12.00 ‘Participatory video and digital methods’, with Ingrid Forsler & Dennis Augustsson
9.00 – 12.00 (continues from Thursday) ‘How we share’, with Palle Torsson
9.00 – 12.00 (continues from Thursday) ‘Border Walk’, with Adam Bergholm & Behzad Khosravi Noori

Lunch Break

13.00 – 14.30 Summary (Svarta Havet)