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May 14, 2015

“Rethinking Research Practices” launches the doctoral program in Art, Technology and Design

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
Photo: Elisabeth Lundmark/Konstfack and KTH, 2015.

The symposium “Rethinking Research Practices” launches the new doctoral program in Art, Technology and Design. “Rethinking Research Practices” will comprise a series of conversations between the first candidates in the programme and their invited guests. Conversations will span a wide range of issues, united by pertinence for thinking and making across the categories of art, technology and design.

The doctoral programme is a collaboration between Konstfack University College of Art, Craft and Design and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the launch is in conjunction with Konstfack’s spring exhibition. The programme offers advanced studies within an emerging research area shaped by dynamic encounters between artistic and scientific approaches. The call for applications to the program in 2014 drew a record number of applicants. The programme is premised on the need to rethink the relationship between the individual, society and the environment in order to create the means for a sustainable future development. The political, social, and philosophical imaginaries inherent to this visionary call constitute the backbone of the programme, where the practices of making combine with advanced epistemological and methodological perspectives in holistic and process-oriented investigations.

Event schedule

Monday, May 18

9.30h Introductions

10.05h Session one, “Remote-Sensing, Landscape, Scale”
Florian Dombois, artist, PhD, teacher at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste; with Luis Berríos-Negrón, PhD candidate

11.05h Session two, “Co-Creating Social Materials”
Åsa Ståhl, PhD, Senior lecturer in Media and Communication at Malmö University; with Maja Frögård, PhD candidate

Noon Break

13h Session three, “Technology, Emergency, Urgency” 
Jacob Lillemose, PhD, curator, essayist, researcher at Centre for Disaster Research in Copenhagen; with Anna Lundh, PhD candidate

14h Session four, “Hyper-Politic, Otherings, Transversal Politics” 
René Léon Rosales, PhD, researcher at the Centre for Child and Youth Studies, Uppsala University; with Behzad Khosravi Noori, PhD candidate

15h Break

15.30h Session five, “Transgressing, Disseminating, Imagineering” 
Lutz Henke, cultural scientist and curator, based in Berlin; with Adam Bergholm, PhD candidate

16.30h Mingle

Inquiries:
Olga Redin, programme coordinator
[email protected]

 

About Konstfack
Konstfack is Sweden’s largest academy of art. Each year about 1,000 students participate in Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, teacher training, and professional courses in art, design, and the applied arts. Research is organised around five themes: design-driven and creative knowledge production, material cultures, narrative processes, sensorium—spatial perceptions, and visual cultures and learning. The exhibition spaces, specialised workshops and extensive library collections on art, craft and design at Konstfack constitute a resource that is unique in Sweden.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes Architecture, Industrial Management and Urban Planning. There are a total of 13,400 first- and second-level students and almost 1,900 doctoral students. KTH has 4,900 employees.

 

 

"Rethinking Research Practices"—Public launch of the doctoral programme in Art, Technology and Design at Konstfack

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