Konstfack Common Seminar: Marta Edling

Datum och tid
21 maj 2022 kl 15:00 - 16:30
Typ av händelse
Plats och färdväg

LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Se karta)
Färdväg: Tunnelbana eller buss till Telefonplan

The seminar exceptionally takes place on the opening day of the Master's and Art Teacher's Education Degree Exhibition, curated by students at the course CuratorLab.

Location: Dialogical Space

Traditions and Hierarchies Inside/Outside Konstfack.

A Dialogical Lecture on Why History Matters

An overview of the recent history of higher art, craft and design education in Sweden reveal substantial inequalities in terms of prestige and resources. Konstfack, for example, was up until 1977, formally only a “fackskola” – a secondary school with a vocational orientation while Kungliga Konsthögskolan became part of the system of higher education already in 1908. The lecture invites the audience to engage in a talk on the traces of such historical hierarchies. What may be identified of traditional structures inside and outside Konstfack, that relates to older political, social and artistic power dimensions?

Marta Edling is a professor of the history and theory of art at Södertörn University, Stockholm, and docent in art history at Uppsala University. Often departing from sociology, her research includes critical readings of the Swedish artistic field, the history of 20th century artistic education and artistic research, art academies and art theory 1500- and the history of photography. Currently she is researching artistic positions and collaborations in the Nordic region 1945-89 focusing on the role of national and regional networks and their cross-border contacts inside and outside of the Nordic region.

Vasco ForconiVasco.Forconi@konstfack.se

Forsknings- och forskarutbildningsutskottet (FFU)