Public programme

Events open to the public during Konstfack Research Week 2020 on 27-31 January.

Views on Research
Monday, 27 January
Location: Svarta Havet

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
By Maria Lantz, Vice-Chancellor

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
By Anne Klontz, Head of Exhibitions

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
An Overview of Research in Sweden
By Magnus Mörck, Manager of Division of Administration of Education and Research

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
An Introduction to Artistic Research
By Magnus Bärtås, Head of Research

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Introduction to Nodes I-VI

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Apparatus and Form: The Split Identity of the Exhibition
By Vincent Normand

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Ahuman Manifesto
By Patricia MacCormack

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Time to change focus from what artistic research is to what it does? Thoughts on the history of a young field, and what we can learn from other disciplines.
Presentation by Niclas Östlind

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Biblioteksgatan
Mingle and book release
The Ahuman Manifesto: Activisms for the End of the Anthropocene by Patricia MacCormack


Views on Research
Tuesday, 28 January
Location: Svarta Havet

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Introduction to the KTD Programme
By Mat Gregory

Presentations by current PhD candidates from the KTD programme (Art, Technology & Design).

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
Curating Post-Anthropocentric Speculations
By Petra Lilja 

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.
By Adam Bergholm 

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.
Ahuman Design
By Erik Sandelin

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.
Soul Catcher
By Behzad Khosravi

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Careful Epistemológica
By Luis Berríos-Negrón 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Presentations about research conducted by Konstfack employees. 

1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
Under Construction – A Real World Fiction
By Einar Rodhe

1:20 – 1:40 p.m.
Publishing Postdoctoral Work
By Martín Ávila

1:40 – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Radical Inside
By Palle Torsson

2:20 – 2:40 p.m.
Placed Sounds Displaced: Sound as a Practice In Between Art, Architecture and Design
By Ricardo Atienza Badel

2:40 – 3:00 p.m.
Jag vet hur folkhemmet luktar (I Know How the People’s Home Smells)
By Tina Carlsson (In Swedish)


Parallel Sessions
Tuesday, 28 January
Various Locations

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: S1
Organiserat svibel: A Chapter from "Large and Small Letters: Typographic Design and Class Struggle in Sweden 1897–1930"
Seminar with Rikard Heberling
(In Swedish)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Location: Mandelgren
Apples and Oranges—Poetry Reading and Conversation
With Naima Chahboun, Magnus Bärtås and Ann-Marie Tung Hermelin
(In Swedish) 

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Svarta Havet
Listening Session
A programme of soundworks and performances presented by artists, researchers and students at Konstfack.


Node I: Unfolding Canons
Wednesday, 29 January
Location: S1

2:00 p.m.
Unfolding a Practice
Presentation by Helene Larson Pousette

3:00 p.m. 
Modernism and ‘Primitive’ Indigenous Culture
Presentation by Tomas Colbengtson

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois

Presentation by Silas Munro

Node I: Unfolding Canons

Thursday, 30 January
Location: S1

1:00 p.m.
Citational Practices as a Tool for Agency and Resistance in Art Making

Lecture-performance by Mara Lee Gerdén


Node II: More-Than-Rational Methodologies
Wednesday, 29 January
Location: Mandelgren

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mandelgren
Meditative Inquiry in the Educational Settings: An Overview
Presentation by Cuong Nguyen

Node II: More-Than-Rational Methodologies
Thursday, 30 January
Location: Mandelgren

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mandelgren
Propositions for an Immersive Cartography: More-Than-Rational Techniques at the Nexus of the Arts, Philosophy and Social Sciences
Presentation by David Rousell


Node IV: Centerpieces
Wednesday, 29 January
Location: Mandelgren

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mandelgren
The Collapsing of a Model
Presentation by Carolina Caycedo


Node VI:
The South, the North and the Gelatin Silver AND The Museum is Not Neutral
Wednesday, 29 January
Location: Svarta Havet

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
The South, the North and the Gelatin Silver
Introduction by Behzad Khosravi Noori and Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Camphor Frames 
Presentation by Lisa Oppenheim

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Developing the Image of the Indentured Labourer: Colonial Photographic Archives in the British Empire
Presentation by Gabrielle Moser

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Kaleidoscopic Journey:
Between the Record of the Real, the Right to Look and What Lies Behind, Inside and in Front of the Lens
Presentation by Khaled Ramadan

Wide Power, 2004 
12-minute cinematic essay 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Panel Q&A

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Location: Biblioteksgatan
Crating the World
Book release and discussion with co-editors Rado Ištok and Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, and contributors Gabrielle Moser, Michael Barrett, Åsa Bharathi Larsson and Ulrika Flink.

Node VI: The South, the North and the Gelatin Silver AND The Museum is Not Neutral
Thursday, 30 January
Location: Svarta Havet

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
The Museum is Not Neutral
Introduction by Matt Smith

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Reframing the Encounter: From Repressed Colonial Pile to a Collaborative Decolonial Counter-Archive
Presentation by Cecilia Järdemar 

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     
Etnografiska as Graveyard or a Museum for the Afropean Citizen
Presentation by Michael Barrett

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Making Museums/Matter
Presentation by Jérémie McGowan

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
An Exercise in Critical Fabulation

Presentation by Patricia Kaersenhout

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Panel Q&A


Closing Events
Friday, 31 January
Various Locations

2:30 – 3:10 p.m.
Location: Svarta Havet
Acting in the Intersection Between Physical and Digital

Presentation by Wang & Söderström 

3:30 – 18:00 p.m.
Location: Perception Studio
The official re-inauguration of Konstfack’s Perception Studio and an exhibition of the work carried out in the node, In the Dark
: Speculations on Visual Perception


For inquiries about the programme, contact Anne Klontz, Head of Exhibitions,