Konstfack Research Week 2022

24-28 January

Konstfack Research Week 2022, Curiouser & Curiouser, explores interdisciplinary perspectives on tactile, social, psychological and perhaps even magical aspects from the areas of art, craft, design, interior architecture and furniture design, visual communication and teacher education.

The week primarily takes place on four arenas: Views on Research, Parallel Sessions, Nodes and Closing Events. The week begins with Views on Research which presents insight from international guest speakers as well research conducted at Konstfack. Parallel Sessions offer presentations of research by Konstfack faculty members. The week continues with several nodes that explore specific topics though guest lectures, workshops, or making up a fire in the woods. The week concludes with Closing Events.

Konstfack Research Week 2022 is organized through Konstfack Research and Doctoral Studies Committee (FFU). Developed, and coordinated by Magnus Bärtås and Jonatan Habib Engqvist.

Watch video documentation from lectures and presentations here.

Download the complete Konstfack Research Week program: KRW-2022-program.pdf

For inquiries about the program, contact Jonatan Habib Engqvist, jonatan.habib.engqvist@konstfack.se.


Monday 24 January – Views on Research I

Online. Streamed program 10.00–16.30
In collaboration with Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists. 

Zoom link: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/62894469812

10.00–10.15 Welcome Maria Lantz, Vice Chancellor

10.15–10.25 Curiouser & Curiouser, a practical guide Jonatan Habib Engqvist, project manager, RSW 

10.30–11.00 An Introduction to Artistic Research Magnus Bärtås, Head of Research Konstfack

11–12 About Konstfack Research Week Nodes Introductions to the nodes by node-leaders: Mårten Medbo, Martín Ávila, Kristina Fridh, Siri Homlong, Ricardo Atienza, Johanna Lewengard

13–14 On the Poetics of Disappearance as a Method of Memory Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

14.15–15.15 Olfactory enhancement Sissel Tolaas

15.30–16.30 I look behind me and see myself, laughing Gernot Wieland


Tuesday 25 January – Views on Research II

Parallell Sessions: Svarta havet, Mandelgren, Biblioteksgången.

Venue: Svarta Havet

09.30: Introduction Magnus Bärtås (moderator)

09.40–10.10: Landscape of Imagination Behzad Khosravi Noori

10.15 –10.45: 360-degree Storytelling and the Wild Beyond Loulou Cherinet

11:00–11.30: Reframing the encounter Cecilia Järdemar

Venue: Mandelgren

09.30: Introduction Andrea Peach (moderator)

09.40–10.10: kokoligrafin – on cocoons and politics Michell Zethson

10.15 –10.45: Tensions in Knowledge Production: Visual-material Models of Human Evolution Simon Ceder

11.00–11:30: Beyond Efficiency: Making Speculative Prototypes to Challenge Contemporary Sustainability Discourse Loove Broms

Venue: Biblioteksgången

11.40–12.10: A conversation on the Die Endlichkeit der Freiheit / The Finitude of Freedom. An exhibition on two sides of the Berlin wall 1990 Erik Sandberg (in person) and Joanna Warsza (zoom) / CuratorLab


Wednesday 26 January – Nodes

Cecilia Hei Mee Flumé 25% Seminar

Location: Mandelgren, 13–15

To reserve a place, please email: sara.teleman@konstfack.se

Participation limited to 30 people. May be subject to change.

Respondent: Mireille Fauchon. Phd Advisors: Sara Teleman and Jyoti Mistry


Node 1: The Meaning in The Making

Preregistration required. 10 participants.

Workshop: The meaning of the making irl.

We meet at Ekensberg (buss 133 from T-bana Liljeholmen) and from there we´ll take the ferryboat to Kungshatt at 8.45 (and ferryboat back at 16.48 from same place). We will spend the day out so dress warm! Everyone brings their own lunch. On Wednesday this node takes the form of a hands-on outdoor workshop with Åsa Jungnelius, Marcus Vallien and Mårten Medbo and on Thursday a series of lectures and a panel discussion in collaboration between Craft and IBIS (Node 5).


Node 2: Recipes for Home making with other species, day 1.
Preregistration required. 12 participants.

Location: S3
10.00-11.15 Lecture. Mathilda Tham and Åsa Ståhl 

11.30-12.45 Workshop. Thinking homemaking through recipes and including lunch
Please, bring your preferred lunch pack and the recipe for making it.

13.00-14.30 Workshop in groups

Materialising and making recipes for home making within Earth’s Limits with a threefold focus: Languaging, learning, governance.

14.45-16.00 Gathering Sharing work in process across groups and making a shared recipe.


Node 3: Light Matters, day 1
Preregistration required. 12 participants in 4 groups.
8 students from Spatial Design M1 

Location: Zickerman
9.00 – 9.40 a.m. Introduction and instructions, Kristina Fridh and Namkhang Anomasiri

Location: Zickerman (open to public) 
10.00 – 11.30 a.m. Lecture 1: The Symbiosis of Light, Jenny Loqvist and Sofie Bamberg, Paloma Design Studio

Location: Zoom (open to public)
The Play of Light and Matter
Professor Barbara Szybińska Matusiak, NTNU
13.00 – 14.15 p.m.
Zoom link: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/64420948165

Location: The Perception Studio and room A6
14.30 – 16.30 p.m. Workshop, day 1 


Node 5: How do we understand spatial design? A view on traditional craft activities through the eye of neurobiological research.

Preregistration required for workshop: 20 participants. Webinar is open for all.

Location: Slöjd room
13-15: Workshop Make & talk; wood carving

Location: Zoom (open to public) 

Learning from a brain tumour: how a skilled artist's experience of a brain tumour reveals hitherto unimagined brain function
Marte S. Gulliksen & Peggy Mason
Zoom link: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/63880350301


Node 6: Just futures of AI 

Location: S4

Preregistration required. 8 participants 

Lectures online for students on request.

Lectures by: Nakeema Stefflbauer, Lucas LaRochelle and Iyo Bisseck

Moderated by: Nina Paim and Maya Ober


Thursday 27 January – Nodes

Node 1 & 5: Making and the sense it makes. About embodied knowledge.

Location: Svarta havet.
09.00 – 11.00 and 13.00 – 16.00
Preregistration required.
Workshop: 20 participants. Talks, discussion and panel: 45 participants.

09.00 Node 5 (IBIS) Making and the sense it makes. About embodied knowledge.

Siri Homlong, Senior lecturer at IBIS, Konstfack (introduction)
09.15–11.00 Making and the Sense it makes, Professor Mikkel Bjørset Tin (talk)
11.00–12.00 Workshop Make & talk; Making and the Sense it makes
13.00–16.00 Making and the sense it makes. About embodied knowledge.
Node 1(Craft) & Node 5 (IBIS)
Location: Svarta havet. 09.00–12.00
Preregistration required.
Workshop: 20 participants.

09.00 Introduction, Siri Homlong

09.15–11.00 Making and the Sense it makes, Mikkel Bjørset Tin 

11.00–12.00 Workshop Make & talk; Making and the Sense it makes


Node 1: (Craft) The Meaning in The Making

Location: Svarta havet. 13.00–16.00
Preregistration required.
Lectures: 45 participants.

13.00 Introduction Mårten Medbo, Senior Lecturer of Crafts, Konstfack is ceramicist with a special interest in the craft practice both theoretically and practically.  

13.15 – 14.00 Jonna Bornemark, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Lecturer at the Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge at Södertörn University

14.15 – 15.10 Anna Ihle, artist, owns a MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden and at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.

15.10 – 16.00 Panel discussion with Ulrika Mårtensson, Mikkel Bjørset Tin, Anna Ihle and Jonna Bornemark


Node 2: Recipes for Home making with other species, day 2.
Preregistration required. 12 participants.

Location: S3

09:30-12:00 Individual presentations/discussions of ideas to develop own artefact/process proposals based on your own enquiry and the learnings from day one. Martín Ávila and Katja Pettersson with students.
13:00-14:30 Individual work.
14:30-16:00 Wrap-up and ending. Short presentations of own artefact/process proposals with Mathilda Tham, Åsa Ståhl (online), Martín Ávila and Katja Pettersson (at Konstfack).


Node 3: Light Matters, day 2

Location: The Perception Studio and room A6
9.00 – 14.30 Light Matters workshop (lunchbreak 12-13)
15.00 – 16.30 Presentations and discussion.


Node 4: A Thinking Done With the Lungs

Preregistration required.

Location: Studion / Mandelgren
Preregistration required.

Morning workshop: 9 participants, Studion
Afternoon: Mandelgren

09:30-12:00: TonTanz, workshop with Jule Flierl

Location: Zoom (open to public)
One pitch: birds for distortion and mouth synthesizers (2016), performance by Sofia Jernberg
Your breath, my breath; our breath, Sound­text work by participants of the freestanding course Sound in Interaction.
Zoom link: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/64589273886

Location: Zoom (open to public)
Encounters around breath, with Michele Masucci, Elena Wolay, Ricardo Atienza and Cara Tolmie
Zoom link: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/64056897881


Node 6: Just futures of AI 

Location: E1

Preregistration required. 8 participants 

Lectures online and open for all. 

Lectures by: Nakeema Stefflbauer, Lucas LaRochelle and Iyo Bisseck

Moderated by: Nina Paim and Maya Ober


Friday 28 January – Closing Events and PhD node

Research ethical dilemmas in PhD studies

Location: E1

Apart from invited guests, this node is open for doctoral students at Konstfack only.


Octopus Program

Location: Svarta havet
Maximum 45 participants

Presentation by Alina Isabella Rentsch and Sofia Priftis.
Moderated by Maria Lantz.