Friday lecture (Design) by Reed Kram, Carsten Höller and Ronald Jones
Datum och tid
25 maj 2012 kl 13:00 - 17:00
Typ av händelse
Plats och färdväg
Konstfack, LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Se karta)
Färdväg: Tunnelbana eller buss till Telefonplan
Reed Kram, Carsten Höller and Ronald Jones: Designing Experiences
Carsten Höller was born in Brussels in 1961. His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), the ICA Boston (2003), Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004), MASS MoCA, (2006), and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008). In 2006, he conceived "Test Site" for The Unilever Series at Tate Modern, London, and represented Sweden (with Miriam Bäckström) at the 51st Biennale di Venezia. His work Upside Down Mushroom Room (2000) was shown in 2005 at MOCA in Los Angeles. Recently he opened a bi-cultural restaurant/nightclub The Double Club in London in collaboration with Fondazione Prada for a six-month period. Höller lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Swedish designer, Reed Kram, was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1971. He studied at Duke University and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was co-founder of the Aesthetics and Computational Group with John Maeda. From the start, his projects have focused on interactive media within a spatial context. In 2002, in conjunction with Clemens Weisshaar, he founded the firm of Kram/Weisshaar as a platform for their multidisciplinary activities. Working form Munich and Stockholm, they engage in the design of spaces, products and media in close collaboration with architects and engineers. Kram/Weisshaar stands for the association of conventional production methods with the latest technological developments. The projects of KRAM/WEISSHAAR represent a new form of integrated product and process development, and thus a new way of thinking design. Works by KRAM/WEISSHAAR have been included in the most renowned design collections worldwide, namely the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Ronald Jones, an artist and critic, is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. At Konstfack he leads The Experience Design Group. He is a guest professor in Experience Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. He is represented by Metro Pictures and the Sonnabend Gallery in New York and writes frequently for Artforum and frieze.
Institutionen för design, inredningsarkitektur och visuell kommunikation
Friday lectures are given in English and are mandatory for first year Master Students at Konstfack, but they are also open to the public.