Rebecca Ahlstedt


Rebecca Ahlstedt
Institutionen för design, inredningsarkitektur och visuell kommunikation / Inredningsarkitektur och möbeldesign
Rebecca Ahlstedt Hedås is a senior lecturer in Spatial design at Konstfack. She addresses spatial design through temporary installations, interiors and exhibition architecture. Key words are design as social material, the collective and the individual and sustainable materialism. With a starting point in critical design thinking and a material orientated practice – teaching, pedagogy, curating, design and art practices are closely related in her work. Her young age was spent in Dalarna, an area in rural Sweden where craft still has a strong hold, which informed her upcoming material orientated practice. With an international family background, England & Scotland served as early influencing contexts, with their mix of historic visual and contemporary cultures. Rebecca holds a Master of Fine Arts in Design, with studies at HDK (SE), Aalto Aalto University (FI) and Design Academy (NL) and post graduate studies at Konstfack/ University College of Art, Craft and Design and Stockholm University. Studio Rebecca Ahlstedt was founded in 2006 and is based in Stockholm. The studio work includes spatials contexts like the public realm, the hospitality sector and exhibition design in Sweden and internationally for LRF, Ikea, Svenskt Tenn, Pappelina, Siljan Turism, Region Västerbotten, Grönklittsgruppen, Tällberg Group, Scandinavian Heartland and Svensk form. She has run national and international projects for the National Design Year, the National Craft Council and the Swedish Institute in Moscow, Berlin, Istanbul, Paris, Mexico City and Washington. Rebecca Ahlstedt also does curatorial work and lectures at Art & Design Colleges In 2018 she co-funded the international group Undeni together with Anna Senno, artist and film maker and Gita Mallik, director, producer and script writer within performing arts. Their explorative exhibition project Juxtaposing Craft will open autumn 2022 at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm 2022. The project is funded by the Nordic Culture fund and the National Museums of World Culture in Sweden. From 2022 she will be writing on the topic of upcoming interior architects for a national magazine on architecture, soon to be communicated