Konstfack Research Seminar: Katja Pettersson, Carl-Johan Vesterlund and Loove Broms

Datum och tid
10 november 2023 kl 13:00 - 15:00
Typ av händelse
Plats och färdväg



In this research seminar, hosted by Industrial Design / Design Ecologies, Katja Pettersson and Carl-Johan Vesterlund will discuss their current research in relation to the Ecoliteracy principle ‘Developing Empathy for all Forms of life’. Design Ecoliteracy is the ability to understand the natural systems that make life on earth possible in relation to design practice. The Ecoliteracy principles are central to the Master's programme Design Ecologies as well as the tentative research platform Design Explorations.

The seminar will be moderated by Loove Broms.

CARL-JOHAN VESTERLUND: Emerging Coastal Ecologies
I will talk about explorative design of coastal socio-ecological living environments departing from a multispecies perspective – a central research theme in my ongoing PhD project and teaching.

In my upcoming exhibition, the visitor will meet large-scale watercolors and sculptures where I examine culture/nature with craft and tech techniques. Color compositions and fragmented forms of life are reflected in each other in a dream-like state. An exhibition that touches on memories, energies, and the intangible that we call nature.

Gungfly är marken,

Ruvande lura

svarta vatten, halvt i sömn,

/ Dream by Karin Boye

To register for the seminar please e-mail: mathew.gregory@konstfack.se


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Carl-Johan Vesterlund is an Architect and Senior Lecturer in Design with specialisation in Sustainable Development at Konstfack. He has realized, published, and exhibited several practice-based research projects exploring alternative futures through socio-ecological design perspectives.

Katja Pettersson MFA, educated at the Textile College in Borås, Konstfack and the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm. She is one of the founders of the design group Front. Today she works as an artist and senior lecturer at Konstfack. Her practice is material based and focuses Nature/Culture, in the context public art and exhibitions. Her work is included in among others; Moma, Centre Pompidou, Malmö Art Museum and the National Museum's collections.

Loove Broms is an interaction designer, educator and researcher. He has a PhD in Interaction Design and works as Senior Lecturer at Konstfack. He also has a position as researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division for Strategic Sustainability Studies. Loove does research in design and sustainability with a particular interest in discursive artefacts, narratives and meaning-making. Using an experimental design research approach, the intention is to problematize ecomodern discourse through critical speculative design.

Research Seminars are a new seminar format which, throughout the 2023-4 academic year, will centre upon the discussion and dissemination of artistic research at Konstfack, and the sharing of new insights. Each seminar will be organised by a different department at Konstfack, and will take place each month. This seminar is open to all staff, students and researchers at Konstfack, as well as members of the public.