Genom att utmana konventioner inom etablerade kunskapsområden, verka transdisciplinärt och förena görandets praktiker med avancerade kunskapsteoretiska och metodologiska perspektiv ska forskning och utbildning inom programmet bidra till det radikala omtänkande av relationen individ-samhälle-miljö som är förutsättningen för ett mer hållbart samhälle.
I april 2014 utlystes de fyra första doktorandtjänsterna som vid ansökningstidens utgång i juni visade sig ha lockat hela 226 sökande från hela världen. De slutgiligt antagna doktoranderna blev Adam Bergholm och Behzad Khosravi Noori anställda på Konstfack, Anna Lundh och Luis Barriós-Negrón anställda på KTH. Dessutom har Maja Frögård antagits till programmet som externt finansierad lic-kandidat.
Nedan presenteras de antagna samt deras projekt.
Through artistic interventions I explore how urban life can recover its capacity for the production of imagination in public space. Besides empirical research, it includes sociological studies on the interrelation between the atmospherics of city life and the city dwellers' states of mind and the mechanisms guiding the historical evolution of people's mental experience of metropolitan life; how people shape cities and cities shape people. I will proceed from my previous artistic research, where I’ve focused on the imaginary force of the subterranea, to an investigation of further urban architectural and spacial elements which share the same potential. I argue that the major element of imagination in our contemporary public space is based on consumer fantasy; an imagination that reproduces the current condition. As such it needs to be reappropriated.
Behzad Khosravi Noori
Invisible Fluidly Narration(s) of Marginography. Time Based Representation of Micro narrativity within the Hyper-politicized Time, Place, and Body
My PhD project will, by collaborative and collective approaches, map filmic experience and a form narrativity shaped within what I have chosen to call a hyper-politicized time, place and body. I position my research between the notion of micro and macro, individuality and public according to the multipilicity of one individual identity within extreme, politicized and marginalized environments. It tries to explore the notion of political subjectivity within the micro-narrativity in filmic experience and thereby questioning the relational aspect between reality and truth, fact and fiction, visual and image.
I will investigate how visual, filmic tropes, not just create narratives within these hyper-politicized spaces but also subjects, how the representation of what is made to be outside and outsider within the multicultural society is at the same time the representation of what could be called to be inside and insider.
Therefore I will question ethics and political content in artistic representation and presentation in film, and not least, their possibility of establishing structures for social co-existence fundamental to the area of research.
Bio: Behzad Khosravi Noori is an artist, writer based in Stockholm/Tehran who graduated from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, with a Master in Motion Picture. Since then, he has been involved in research and teaching endeavors, within the realm of history and theory of art in Tehran in different art school in Iran. In 2011, he achieved his second Master in Art in Public Realm at Konstfack University College of Art and Design, where he focused on multiple identities within the discourse of European multiculturalism and hyper-politicized socio-political environments.
The Data Machine
The project builds upon my ongoing investigative art practice dealing with the subject matter of technology vis-à-vis humanity, society and culture. The project asks whether past visions, in relation to these subjects, can be used as a revealing tool within [my] artistic practice, in order to better detect the present and to open up new spaces for thought, potentially spurring new visions and radical ideas. I’m also investigating what lies in the “and” in the notion of “Art and Technology”, historically and presently, and how the role of the artist can be defined and challenged. In practice, the research emulates a “data machine”, thoroughly processing all the gathered data, accumulated through previous and current research. The project is at the moment reconsidering certain timely aspects of the 1966 novel Sagan om den stora datamaskinen (“The tale of the big computer”), as well as related characters, histories and ideas. The planned output consists of various artistic manifestations and interventions - text based, time based, collaborative, performative.
Bio: Anna Lundh is a Swedish visual artist based in Stockholm/New York. She holds an MFA from Konstfack, Stockholm, and she has also studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Lundh’s research based work investigates cultural phenomena and societal agreements, aspects of time, language and technology, and which frequently involves exchange with other people and professionals also beyond the art field. This transdisciplinary work can take various forms, for example video, site specific installation, web-based work, interactive experiments, text and performance.
Luis Rafael Berríos-Negrón
Breathtaking - an index about the landscapes and atmospheres of Site-Specific Greenhouse Superstructures
Through this doctoral dissertation I would like to augment the definition of “greenhouse superstructures” (Max, Schurr, et al 2012). Rooted in several previous artworks and teaching projects, I do this by treating the greenhouse as concept, gas, and spatial archetype, as problem and solution, as “social pedestal” (Berríos-Negrón 2013). The total idea of greenhouse has become a historiographic “boundary object” (Star, Griesemer 1989) that unwittingly models and displays colonial and environmental inadequacies of recent ideologies such as of anthropological modes like cybernetics, and servo-mechanical modes like parametricism. Therefore, the dissertation takes the form of an “index” largely enacted through, not only the analysis of related agricultural history and technology, but more so through the review of positions in orientalist and expressionist art from the late 19th century, land and conceptual art from 20th century, and through philosophical and historiographic positions made by Kircher, Peirce, Wittgenstein, Rheinberger, Law, Smith, and Raunig, among others. This composition is intended to yield a broader elucidation of the values that paradoxically manufacture vast, slow-witted landscapes and atmospheres as a “crisis of scale” (Kepes 1962) in the fabric of time and of environmental form, aiming to test notions of radical ecology such as the “hyperobject” (Morton 2013) as human-induced climate change.
Bio: Luis Berríos-Negrón (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1971) has a bachelor of fine arts from Parsons New School, a master of architecture from M.I.T., and is doctoral candidate at Konstfack/KTH. In 2012 he exhibited in Paul Ryan's “Threeing” project at Documenta, and in Ute Meta Bauer’s “Future Archive” at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. He was Danish International Visiting Artist, and represented Germany in the 10th Biennial of Architecture of São Paulo in 2013, and was commissioned artist at the 3rd Biennial of Art of Bahia in Brazil in 2014. From 2011-14, Luis was assistant professor and visiting lecturer in the universities of TU-Braunschweig and MSA-Münster in Germany, respectively. Berríos-Negrón lives in Berlin.
Supporting co-creation of knowledge and understanding through form and materialization
My work is part of the research project Decode, Community Design for Conflicting Desires. The project aim to develop services in the form of collaborative platforms for complex planning processes with a focus on social sustainability. Decode consists of five work packages where I will mainly work with work packages one and two exploring how co-design methods can support social sustainability in planning processes working together with the Municipality of Upplands Väsby and Varberg.
I work with questions concerning how form and materialization support different understandings and values in different contexts. The contexts I will be working with are different parts of the planning processes in Upplands Väsby and Varberg. My focus will be on citizen participation and how form and materialization can support co-creation of knowledge and understanding between different stakeholders in the planning process.
Bio: Born in Falun I moved to Stockholm after some years working and traveling to study Industrial design at Konstfack where I took both my bachelor and master degree. I am interested in how we are formed and how we make form. How our surrounding shapes us and what ideas and values we as designers materialize through what we make. I am not looking for answers, but rather through materialization explore spaces and gaps for new possibilities of knowledge.
Mer information om doktorandprogrammet Konst, Teknik och Design