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Answers to Questions Yet Unasked “What’s the point of all these artistic expressions and orientations?” I believe that this question, which I am often asked by politicians, debaters and others, is the wrong question. It’s like asking what the benefit...
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The Degree Exhibition can be viewed as a collection of stories from a generation, a specific congregation of voices. 193 graduating students and their 193 works that together form a polyphonic chorus of both discordant and concordant arguments. The Degree...
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In the working process with the visual identity for Konstfack’s Degree Exhibition 2020, we started from thoughts surrounding the school as a place, and education as a period of time and reasoning. We want to reflect how the physical space...
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Kandidatprogrammet Konst Konsthall C 22 – 30 juni Vernissage  22 juni, kl. 17.00-22.00 Öppettider 23 juni – 30 juni, 12.00-17.00 Konsthall C Cigarrvägen 14 123 57 Farsta Tunnelbana: Hökarängen Tidsbokning för personer i riskgrupp är möjlig mellan 12.00-12.30 och sker...
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MA Spatial Design BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design Extended online exhibition As an extension to Konstfack’s online degree show, the Appendix gathers the work of this year’s graduate students in MA Spatial Design, and the BA Interior Architecture &...
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These books and publications are available to read online until 13 August 2020, take the opportunity! Hayfaa Al-Chalabi Refugees Welcome, graphic novel https://issuu.com/vc2020/docs/book_for_issuu_format Linn Henrichson Hypermanual, printed book https://issuu.com/vc2020/docs/hypermanual Sissela Jensen Roadside Picnic, magazine https://issuu.com/vc2020/docs/roadside_picnic Maya Jett Baby Blue, comic...
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Kandidatprogrammet Industridesign Swedenborgsgatan 5A 4-14 juni Bric-a-brac visar sex avgångsstudenter från kandidatprogrammet Industridesign år 3 i sina skyltfönster; Martina Moriondo, Olle Hiort, Swasti Sethi, Eugenia Rosina, Sophie Lagergren och Amandine Fong. På grund av rådande omständigheter hålls vernissage torsdag 4...
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OFF-SITE Lusthuset, Drottninggatan 116A 4 – 27 June For more information: www.off-site2020.com For exhibition programme, see below. Konstfack presents the OFF-SITE exhibitions with the design graduates of 2020! Welcome to not just one, but seven openings which will take place...
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Masterprogrammet Konst Mint konsthall 5 juni – 16 juni Öppettider Måndag – Fredag 10.00-16.00 Lördag och söndag stängt Tidsbokning: mfa2konstfack@gmail.com Mint konsthall ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41 Varmt välkomna till avgångsutställningen av Konstfacks masterprogram i Konst på Mint! Medverkande konstnärer: Muhammad Ali,...
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Masters of Craft! Gustavsberg Konsthall 6 juni – 6 sept Öppettider Tisdag – Söndag 11.00-16.00 Gustavsberg Konsthall Odelbergs väg 9 Konstfacks examensstudenter från CRAFT! visa sina projekt under tre månader på Gustavsbergs Konsthall. Kl. 14.00 på 6 juni, invigningstalar Jasmin...
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This virtual dessert store serves you a comfort dessert. In this store, the desserts are made of 100% organic insecurities that grow up in my insecure garden. I invite everyone to enter me. What I intend to accomplish through it,...
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Our understanding of gender has progressed. We know now that it is not necessarily a fixed thing but a fluid concept that is evolving. If fashion were to offer new alternatives like gender neutral clothing, the clothing retail world would...
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A room where you wait. Sometimes the waiting can feel short. At other times, it seems longer. A wait can evoke different feelings, moments of unease or thoughts about what will come to pass. In my degree project, I have...
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Cats are mysterious and cryptic creatures, and despite their overwhelming popularity, they remain aloof and are therefore hard to read. As a result, cats can be overlooked and misunderstood. The aim with Feliform is to provide cats with environmental enrichment,...
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MYCELIUM MILLENNIUM imagines a new era in which biological resources, specifically fungi, are used to grow a collection of objects for everyday domestic rituals, merging biofabrication and traditional craft. The project is an effort to demystify the transformation of an...
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What happens when a product meets people? What is the relationship between designer, product and user? In this project, I reflect on my role as a designer and place myself in the social context I design for. The intention is...
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“I will not dwell upon ragoûts or roasts, Albeit all human history attests That happiness for man — the hungry sinner! — Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.”* A five-course dining experience that is exploring how food can,...
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My degree project has been an exploration of the specific skills, knowledge and understanding that are needed in the service design practice to successfully engage in complex contexts with multiple stakeholders, different relations, structures and regulations. In this investigation, I...
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I have been inspired by theories saying that in the future, we must find alternatives to global mass production and instead focus on manufacturing everyday objects locally from the natural resources we have at hand. In my degree project, I...
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When humanists accuse people of treating humans like objects, they are thoroughly unaware that they are treating objects unfairly.* We live, think and design in a world already burdened by an excess of things, yet we keep creating new objects...
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I have explored how design can awaken our senses to the natural world, design that inspires us to reimagine and rethink our relationship to rainwater. These are objects that come to life when it’s raining. Raindance, a luminaire that collects...
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One-third of all food produced in the world is wasted. Our systems encourage consumeristic behaviours and wastefulness in preference to circularity. Human disconnection to nature’s ecosystems is resulting in depleting, eroding and polluted soils. Soil is the foundation of life,...
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In a world where a lot of things are available at the push of a button, I am curious of what we leave behind and why? What can we do with all the things that are lying around as trash...
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www.inabout.eu is a methodology concept designed to invoke compassion between and for people who have had an abortion. By creating a safe, non-oppressive environment for collective story sharing, the project aims to raise awareness about post-abortion emotional health care and...
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For You Are the Only Thinker in Your Mind revolves around the politics of healing. Through performance, participatory workshops and installation, the work takes the form of transcribed and recited meditations, subsequently examined through collective research. Workshop participants are invited...
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The Haven takes place in the communal laundry house, typical to Swedish housing complexes and a kind of frame of mind for ordinary life. The laundry house is not only a warm and temporary safe space, it is also a...
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Aeiou is inviting you to discover your world. A world has been built upon chaos and Aeiou is searching through his multiplicity to find his lost identity. Aeiou is showing you his life, walking around, moving within the world, dancing,...
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The concept of my degree project originates from my interest in performance documentation. I have spent the last year extensively documenting my performances via sound, video, photography and painting. For my degree project, I present paintings – the documentation of...
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Her figures are herself – or rather, her selves. They are casts from her body, but no two are the same. Each one occupies a different place, and each one bears within it a different charge. To ‘bear’ means to...
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Don’t Forget to Eat Slowly is an act of rebellion, a celebration of freedom and a blank space to recognise other species as independent entities and not as part of an ecosystem service. Don’t Forget to Eat Slowly is an...
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I want to drive an SUV just because it’s hot. As we discussed, it should be a Volvo or Jeep. I don’t really know what an SUV is. I just know it’s hot. I am driving back home from the...
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2/3 of the project Mutual Mutant When we have value entangled in land, soil and real estate, as well as a housing shortage, it may seem rational to remove buildings that lack a clear function in favour of housing. But...
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This is an interplay between chance, structure, spatiality and time. Different variations of directions connect in subtle constellations and in drastic cuts. A movement emerges in the encounter between lines and surfaces. The perspective becomes interpretable. Light, depth and focus...
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When I see you, it’s like as if written with black ink on white paper, although it’s really your yellowing skin against the white shroud; I can’t give you my place here, I can’t take your place there. I’m not...
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In a bomb-proof room underneath the Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, an elephant fetus is stored in a glass jar with ethanol. The fetus was brought to Sweden in 1753 and one of the references used by Carl Linnaeus...
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The wood must be stable, not to break. Carving is the part that takes time, a lot of time. I long for shortcuts, there are none to be found. My hands cut into the material; I follow. It must be...
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can’t sleep can’t think must create As a mother of three small kids, having to produce a final exhibition, I wondered why my brain didn’t work anymore. I started to research what sleep deprivation does to the brain and how...
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During these past years, I have worked on a two-part project in essay film format. In Being Right, a father’s involvement in a small Communist vanguard party is put in relation to his Free Church family background. The Reading Community...
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In 1963, the prolific jazz pianist Mal Waldron suffered from a near-fatal breakdown that catastrophically wiped his memory and ability to play the piano. His skills were regained by listening to his own records and relearning his entire oeuvre. The...
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In the video work, the cinematic staged room is one of the characters where play, violence and symbiosis are explored. In the often-improvised choreography, I direct: - Grab each other harder! - Stroke her hair softer! I have long blond...
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Our relationship with our surroundings should always be a relationship between living, sentient subjects. Yet, we often treat ourselves, our fellow humans and the living planet as instruments for external ends. We talk about the living forests, the mountains and...
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Death as one form of impermanence used to be part of daily life in the past, which made people fear but respect it. It leads people to pursue permanence, which is a lacking voice in society nowadays. No one cares...
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My degree project is about the feeling of standing in between the two worlds of my cultural heritage. It is about feeling connected but at the same time not connected to either, and the feeling of missing out on one...
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There is always a perfect body image in society. If we see these beauty standards for bodies as the absolute standard, the body has to be a certain way otherwise it doesn't have its value. We are then restricted by...
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This is Poetic Justice, a collaborative practice consisting of Beata Alfredsson Grahn and Klara Brydewall Sandquist. Our aim is to promote two separate feminist agendas, in order to elevate both and underline their entanglement. One is to manifest and justify...
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My way of understanding value, workmanship and transactions in a time of desire. In my degree project, I will test my ideas on how transactions, value and workmanship are linked in our society; a society that seems to lose touch...
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With a focus on climate change and supported by theories of semiotics and visual communication, my degree project has been concentrated on questions about what we leave as a legacy to our children and how I, as a jewellery artist,...
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An investigation of touch, memory and the need for human connection and its relation to my practice. I have investigated our need to be needed by others. How do we depend on each other in order to develop within ourselves?...
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To those who are soon forgotten. “The house was a small place inside a bigger, or a small story inside a greater.”* My degree project is concerned with the ordinary stories. It is about the forgotten and the things that...
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This is Poetic Justice, a collaborative practice consisting of Beata Alfredsson Grahn and Klara Brydewall Sandquist. Our aim is to promote two separate feminist agendas, in order to elevate both and underline their entanglement. One is to manifest and justify...
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I build rooms, installations where I combine objects into scenes. This scene is an attempt to portray feelings and mental states surrounding sexual abuse. I'm building a girl's room, but it's more of a psychological place than a real room....
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Endless beaches, eternal sunsets and swaying palm trees. Add a freshly served Mai Tai served in a Tiki mug and you’re pretty much in paradise, right? My degree project revolves around the Western construction of the tropical paradise and the...
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In the work When Time Becomes Form: The Monuments, I have created a method of finding new shapes for sculptures based on ceramic techniques. The sculptures originate from ink paintings, which are created by unfired coiled vessels made in clay....
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With this work, Being, I have chosen to use the specific qualities of glass and water such as transparency, reflection and refraction. I have also chosen to use individuals’ personal mobile phones as the light source in an aim to...
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In my degree project, I am investigating my relationship with Western traditional porcelain produced between 1700 and 1900 from a gender perspective. While looking at what has been feminine-coded within the late history of ceramics, I made the horrible realisation...
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This project looks at some of Sweden’s oldest industrially produced raw materials and how they are produced today. Copper, hides and birch wood are all materials that most people recognize, but how much material gets discarded due to this image?...
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A standard is something that is used as a measurement, norm or model in comparative evaluations. The purpose of standards is to give a minimum requirement for everyone to follow. We risk uniformity when the standard is read as the...
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In my degree project, I have investigated the phenomenon of the sports cabin. This is an architectural movement and phenomenon based on Swedish views on health and outdoor life from the early 1900s, that took us away from the city...
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I am interested in different spatial sorting, and how we think and perceive our spaces. Through my research, I have defined these qualities to be the spot, the space and the linear, following from a social study of human needs...
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My degree project in Spatial Design explores nature and the change it has been going through since the onset of industrialisation. I compare our contemporary view of nature with the one we had around 500 years ago. The work deals...
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The project recognizes photographic space as a visualized form of spatial experience and tries to read unspecified spatial information in photos shared on social media. By exploring a photograph, I research how photography, which is a framing activity, has affected...
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The human body can be seen as something abstract that isn’t yet fully explored, a cognitive, biological and material container of the unknown - opposed to our tools that are intentionally designed with a purpose and with a deliberate and...
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The Romantic Zone is located at the tip of one of Stockholm’s ‘green wedges’, Tyrestakilen, where the Nacka Nature Reserve meets the city. Here, urban ideas of rural culture, nature and heritage are enacted in behaviours that highlight one of...
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My degree project is about reusing materials as a way to rethink how architecture can be produced. The starting point is with the reclaimed elements of a building currently being demolished. Sandhagen 2 was built as a factory for charcuterie...
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Slakthusområdet, which translates into Stockholm’s Meatpacking District, is one of the few remaining industrial areas in Stockholm and it is going through some major changes within the next ten years as a part of the new Söderstaden 2030. Both a...
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With the camera’s mechanical eye, I search through sequences and points in space and find openings. Interiors and stories unfold, framed by surfaces. They have a rhythm and differing content, a beginning and an end. The spaces' transitions form where...
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”Use the libraries as society’s open spaces for mental cultivation, experiences and conversations.” The National Library of Sweden’s strategy was published in 2019 on behalf of the government, with the utmost goal to strengthen democracy, and describes a vision of...
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My degree project unfolds on three different scales: materials, objects and spaces. I research materials and new techniques for their transformation, which leads to the creation of functional objects from the transformed materials, and finally, a spatial environment from the...
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This degree project aims to focus on a chosen set of materials that I have deemed contradictive in their production capabilities, environmental or social impact. By combining a method of material research with a series of furniture and product designs,...
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What’s going on in the commercial areas of the world, Sweden and Stockholm? In malls, main streets and suburban centers, many shop premises are abandoned. If stores are constantly closing down in these areas, what remains? I believe commercial spaces...
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Today, our kitchens have turned into a scenography of lifestyle with less focus on functionality and practicality. The food industry has made us careless, detached from the knowledge of where food comes from and how it is made. This project...
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For the last 10-15 years, drawing has been heavily outcompeted by digital software and tools within the fields of architecture, interior architecture and design. Drawing has gone from having a primary role to a secondary role as a complement to...
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Research has shown that being outside increases the human body’s ability to recover and heal itself. In my work, I have studied the space outside of hospitals and found out that you often find spatial structures created as designated smoking...
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Reviving is about how humans through creation can understand themselves. Mental illness is partly the result of a hardening society, which constantly strives forward at an ever-increasing pace, that can depress and leave reflection and recovery waiting. Psychosomatic disorders appear...
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When I was in secondary school Rock & Roll was my passion. As I grew older, I started thinking it felt more and more silly. At the same time, I am convinced all art contains great qualities; it’s just about...
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In my degree project, I want to bring the students’ expertise in being students to the surface. I think that if we can involve and bring the students ‘out-of-school-knowledge’ into the planning of the education content maybe the teaching can...
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Marina studies how schools and art museums work together to help children and young people learn with a focus on the Swedish National Agency for Education’s curriculum.
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In the process of shaping objects, what central differences appear between adults and children when comparing the activation of different senses? During a visit to a museum, it’s common that children are more sensually activated. Children get to try on...
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How do we adapt creativity in the upper-secondary visual arts classroom to the Swedish National Agency for Education’s guidelines, while still keeping young people’s attention and desire to learn? How is what happens there, between the clear rules and the...
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I see how the body changes. My position is impossible to maintain precisely. Notice how difficult it is to draw the arm while drawing, feeling how it itches here or there. Notice the light in the room, the mirror that...
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A picture says more than 1000 words, and pictures have different meanings through interpretations. In my degree project, I discuss how practical elements can supplement a theoretical content in teaching. I have explored what happens in a teaching situation when...
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We all have them. Those negative thoughts. The worries that you’re not good enough. The fear of failure. Performance anxiety. In today’s performance-focused society, performance anxiety is a major factor behind increasing mental illness among school children. The visual arts,...
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In his degree project, Sebastian Sahlin examines creativity in practice. The thesis emanates from the questions “what does a creative process consist of?” and “how is it possible to make a creative process visible?” Sebastian uses his own creative process...
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My design work has taken inspiration from a recipe box from the 1970s, but in my box the recipe cards have been replaced with knowledge from three visual arts teachers. A recipe is something that is changeable. Google lasagne and...
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Jessica is interested in promoting access to art in the countryside, on the periphery of the city centres. In rural areas, schools, libraries and art institutions are closing down and being referred to other places. The challenge lies in working...
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Four B-Boys in four freezes,* four sculptures and four paintings, each with their own game plan. Is it a battle between them or do they just want to show what they can do? When I create my objects, I try...
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Our connection with nature can make us happier and increase our tendency to act more sustainably. Taking pupils' relationships with nature as the point of departure in my degree project, I explore how to design nature-focused creative visual art tasks...
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In my degree project, I explore how chairs can be understood as material phenomena in a high school arts studio, and how the relation between body and matter can be understood within a pedagogical context. In my experience, chairs in...
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I have explored how girls stage themselves, how femininity is made as a role and have staged myself with a stone in different ways. Burdened or relieved by it.
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Ellinor has focused on pupils with functional variations and how art education needs to be adapted to the needs of different people. What methods and didactic strategies should an educator keep in mind when designing educational materials? How can we...
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Can we create a classroom environment that promotes creativity and concentration, and in that case how? Maybe it’s impossible, but in this study, I gave it a try. As an aspiring art teacher I’m very interested in how I can...
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In moments of creating, I have felt anxious about messing things up. But when I’ve dared to try, when the tip of my pencil touches the paper in a light sketch, I see that what goes wrong can be used....
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An inquiry by Anna Aava about play as a tool for learning within the subject through the pearl plate. The purpose of my degree project has been to examine the different forms of play based on theorists such as Lev...
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Allie has examined adventure and narrative stories as an art education tool. Her studies have resulted in an audio narrative about a land that, in reaction to a storm, decides to forbid the creation of wind. It is designed as...
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Standing at the front of a classroom giving a presentation is something we’ve all done at one point or another. It’s a moment dreaded by some and enjoyed by others – a real polariser. In my degree project, I investigate...
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A ubiquitous household appliance, the washing machine currently sees a fall in its service life to a mere seven years, with valuable and finite resources being lost to the landfill faster than ever. The reason? Mechanical obsolescence and barriers in...
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Do you stand or sit down while urinating? This question is often associated with male toilet habits. Why is it, that female toilet queues are often the longest while men can more efficiently duck in and out? In this degree...
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We live in a society where individualism is thriving, while involuntary loneliness is a growing problem that has become a health issue. Through urbanisation, we live in increasingly dense areas, but despite this we feel lonelier in big cities. Research...
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Mano is a multi-functional hand orthosis for people with spastic muscle spasms. Unlike many other hand orthoses, Mano is designed to supply the user with the ability to passively stretch out their hand during everyday life at home, at work...
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What impact does the qualities of a material have on design and what can the effects be when the material changes? With residues from the wood and paper industry, I have recreated wood, but now with new qualities and possibilities....
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Back to the Table is a collection of tableware designed to enhance the experience of the solo meal. The products, thanks to their sinuous and unconventional shapes, encourage the user into using creative and careful plating techniques. My degree project...
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A journey into the waters of the Baltic Sea. In summer, the cyanobacteria are in bloom. That is when I want to harvest the precious algae. Thick green layers of slime invade our summer holiday. We interrupted the natural cycle...
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The overarching idea in my degree project is to examine the designer’s role in the circular economy. The designer’s role is to design and select materials. But I believe that we now also have a very important job in designing...
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The constant hyperstimulation and increasingly high rhythms of our daily life make it more and more difficult to stop and dedicate time to ourselves for reflection. Immersing ourselves in a state of consciousness means not only establishing internal connections and...
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Saving Concrete is a project showing that materials can have multiple life spans. Part of the walls from the demolished house now lives on in the lamp. The perception of some materials needs to change, as of right now they...
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Mass Design - No thanks! Additive methods, 3D textiles, and alternation for individualism! This project is carried out in the Bachelor's program in Industrial Design DIV/Konstfack, during the spring of 2020. This project combines two of my strongest skills: applied...
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I have taken the step towards an alternative side to a conservative and norm-controlled world – equestrian sports. This is through a new riding helmet that is a central part of the products that riders use. It is the ultimate...
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Modern production technologies have fostered mass production and the standardisation of affordable goods. Luxury and culturally meaningful symbols have become commonplace and largely devoid of their significance. How is our cultural identity affected by this phenomenon? Despite this, it survives...
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In collaboration with Morakniv AB and Arvid Hällje, student at MSc Integrated Product Design, KTH this degree project explores design for ecological sustainability. Different scenarios are developed for Morakniv's best-selling knife to get a better understanding of how different design...
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My degree project is an animated short film about questioning yourself as a creator and being questioned by others. We are constantly faced with lots of choices, both big and small. Anything from choosing the 'right' tint for a painting...
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The basic idea of my degree project is to explore the artistic religious heritage and how images, symbols and physical objects are fundamental to cultural consensus. I'm exploring the phenomenon of common belief in something supernatural and abstract by using...
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In the Alabama Forest, a small character wakes up. He is alone but doesn't seem to mind. In the same forest, a group of much larger characters also reside; hungry giants that seek to eat anything they can find. A...
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The Left Hand Slowly Beckons is an illustrated weird-fiction anthology. The book is an exploration of illustration’s ability to portray the more obscure sides of our emotional registers. At the same time, it’s an experiment in drawing and a way...
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An abbreviation of the words 'wives' and 'girlfriends', alluding here to women who are the partners of male athletes. My degree project is about the phenomenon that started in 2006 with Victoria Beckham, and which today, with the help of...
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Welcome to the release of the lesbian publishing house Lesbisk Litteratur and the publishing of Kris by Karin Boye. Lesbisk Litteratur publishes literature related to lesbianism, while researching what values can be applied to the book as an object –...
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Based on a defined location consisting of an older pristine pine forest growing on thin soil on top of a hill surrounded by younger spruce plantations, I wanted to enable the potential emergence of something new: inventive practices, thought patterns...
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Deep(ak) Learning: Choir of Eternal Growwwth™ consists of five automated thermal printers practicing self-awareness through artificially learned affirmations. Placed in a traditional choir formation, the printers perform a programmed piece where the timbre is based on the machines’ individual printing...
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Visit maybe-probably.com to see the entire project. Welcome to my world. Here, everything is flat and made out of pixels. Surfaces are thin and shapes are hollow. I live in a simulation of reality. This project is an examination of...
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In the fantasy genre, there are often non-human peoples such as elves, dwarves and orcs. They exist in a wide range of books, movies and games – all of which are made by different authors and creators. Despite this, and...
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Hamlet: Come, come, and sit you down. You shall not budge; You go not till I set you up a glass Where you may see the inmost part of you. Gertrude: What wilt thou do? Thou wilt not murder me?...
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Thresholds. About thresholds, threshold phenomena, timespace. About how difference can divide and reorganize time and space. About the will to expose and be exposed to a precise state, in a thickened time. About being direct and distant at the same...
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“...all the things she said, all the things she said, running through my head, running through my head, (running through my head), this is not enough…” Let's transform and reunite. Let's question the lesbian references. Let's be lesbians together. I'll...
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I work with the materiality of information, finding inspiration in scientific papers and standard specifications, as well as YouTube videos of makers. I have a daily research practice of gathering inspiration from images of deep geeks neatly dressing cables, videos...
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Malin Westin’s practice spans diverse media, including painting, sculpture and installation. With an interest in pop culture and the visual world of trash, Westin plays with underlying themes and provokes associations of a sensual and tactile nature. The ambivalent materials...
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Language is an action, a reference to the inside, before the receiver. By attempting to negotiate away the nation state as a crucial factor in the understanding of language, all layers can come forward. The language rather becomes a depiction...
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When objects are imitated, they are deconstructed. When they are put in a new context (the space), they connect fields of new categories and levels. The objects are hybrids, pseudo-living bodies, ‘Debodies’ (my name). They embody, contextualise and make passages...
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When I’m trying to sleep, I sometimes see places that don’t exist. A visual translation of my mood. It might be a beautiful place or a frightening scenario, but no matter what, I am always fascinated. When I try to...
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If you look at a map from the Age of Discovery, there is the possibility that parts of it are named Terra incognita, unknown land. These were places not yet explored and, on maps, were often illustrated with mythical beasts,...
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How political and personal events affect individuals and places occupies me. I extract from forms, moods and materials that point to emotional and physical work. I see my sculptures as changeable components, situated in a complex memory chain. In Notes...
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- Are you usually afraid of not being able to take care of yourself? - Yes, I’m scared of becoming homeless. - Why would you become homeless? - Because I'm totally unemployable. Mark Fisher writes about the human psyche in...
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As an observer, one wrestles with nailing down the concrete nature of one’s surroundings. The perspective of the observer is constantly shifting, readjusting and trying to find a constant. In my paintings, I am trying to find a constant. A...
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It might be impossible to grasp what time is and what it does, but clear is that it has intrigued humans for centuries. Natural science and philosophy as well as mythology and alchemy has articulated proposals regarding time and come...
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Cantor’s giant softshell turtle can live for more than a hundred years and spends 95% of its life under sand to hide from the enemy. You think, if one's shell is soft, one has to hide. You think about the...
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My degree project deals with the imprint that a life makes, to lift a person from what the person was and did in life and instead see it as a life, a human, someone who has the right to be...
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Repeat, the part of a pattern that with regular repetition forms the complete pattern. Pattern with inspiration from the vegetation surrounding me, a still image. Memories of plants that come to life in textile.
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I wish that it was my name on the door. Then I would paint dots on the walls and buy a cat. Experience a sense of freedom. But I will not wait 10.5 years in Stockholm’s ‘housing queue’. Instead, I...
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A good conversation for me is about going about it open-mindedly. To not figure out what to say before the other has finished, but to listen first, think and then reply. Or that is my ideal conversation, which is also...
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In my degree project, I design and weave a padded fabric. It is an exploration of utility weaving and a meeting between industrial and handcrafted textile production. The efficiency and reasonableness of the industrial are blended with the flexibility of...
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Textile weave is like skin. The irregularities in the weave, or the ‘imperfections’, are what happens with our skin over the years. It is these scars, these wounds, these warts and these birthmarks that tell a story. When I weave,...
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Jacket June 2020 questions modern valuations and standardisation by numbers. The jacket was designed using the 'ell', which is an old unit of measurement based on the individual body rather than on the general measurements of mass production. It looks...
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My sculptures are based on different places. Layers are created, worked, cut, coloured and leave an imprint on the material. The plaster is hard but also vulnerable. The weave is soft, but durable. The different materials together form the whole.
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It feels like doing a puzzle with others’ lives It feels like everything has melted together It feels like a dystopian vision of the future or is it a utopia It feels like doing a puzzle with others’ lives No...
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As I weave, I create my own tools, my own materials that allow me to communicate a narrative. I weave together and force the cotton yarn to be tied with the copper thread. I want to visualise how much time...
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For a while, I hung out almost exclusively with people interested in climate issues and the environment. From time to time, I felt at a bit of a disadvantage as an art student because I couldn’t spout out facts like...
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traces which have been left from you who were here before you who lived here you who broke in you who painted the wall the one which is about to collapse you who created the glass you who crushed it...
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Humanity as a unit; individuals that are forced together, depending on each other for survival. We are born into a system, afraid of being left out. It’s painful, and not always possible, to fit in. As I tried to disconnect,...
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The hardest part is perhaps always the beginning, to know how to put words to something outside of what we normally show. To engage in a discussion or to convey a story that has affected you. Harder still is to...
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we become with all the rest. our borders towards the world are not sharp but fluent and in constant negotiation. the skin is not a barrier for the self, only a temporary home. we burn the earth without noticing that...
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The human race is facing a future in which clean water is becoming increasingly rare, and at the same time, many people attest to a feeling of meaninglessness or a life that feels dull and empty. I believe these two...
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Stories and pictures recording how the ever shifting perception of reality feels. Documenting in hope of finding something that makes sense.
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By not chasing the unattainable but instead exploring the visual wealth that’s already there By embracing the mundane and the grotesque By adding, layering and letting complexity and contradiction lead I have created my own utopia In this world of...
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“Blue is the colour of longing for the distances you never arrive in.” * For all my life, I have been interested in getting to know how relationships work between people. I have been curious, been loved, been broken by...
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I started my degree project with the main goal of experimenting with the traditional narrative structure in comics. With Connecting the Dots I am exploring and creating associative visual narrations with drawings, loop animations and objects. I use a fragmentary...
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‘Hypermanual’ is an artistic research project that focuses on designing beyond the screen – aiming for a design practice that is at a critical distance from the digital while remaining partly defined by it. With a background in graphic design,...
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Stilren, minimalism, functionality, usability, authentic materials, simplicity, pure, pure form, pure shapes, purity, pure aesthetics, pure surfaces, pure north, light, bright, elegance, beauty, clean surfaces, lugn design, stryker onödiga detaljer, neutralt, lagom, rena formspråk, modern, geometric, classic, very practical, sleek...
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Adagio [əˈdɑː.dʒi.əʊ] (from Italian ’slowly’) Tempo marking for a piece of music that should be played slowly.* ‘Adagio’ is a story about love, loneliness, longing and the search for closeness and relation. It’s also about memory, how we remember others...
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Ester and Sion are two characters made with the purpose of discussing lesbianism through drawings, images, dialogue and textile crafts. My degree project is envisaged as a long-term study. I want to contemplate, think and learn more about what it...
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‘Refugees Welcome?’ is an illustrative project that explores structural apathy towards refugees in Sweden. It examines the relationship between governmental institutions, socio-political discourse, media and refugees. With the aim of studying the complex relationship between refugees and the Swedish society,...
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My degree project is about the change in perception that digital technology has brought to my life, especially my life as an international student. When I began living way from home, I faced a problem that I had never had...
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Educated as a graphic designer, I have learned so much from design theories by men operating in distant realities, but never have I given thorough attention to design practices close to my own peripheral living and working conditions in post-Soviet...
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In the Russian language both 'world' and 'peace' are the same word. This word is 'mir' and the statement which is formulated in these three letters might sound a bit controversial, considering the fact that humanity is currently balancing on...
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The Visual Limit is an animated film about a person who escaped war, after encountering a horrifying experience on a roadblock. As it turns out, this was not the worst that could have happened. When he meets a group of...
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Work of art: Textile installations of a cushion, fabric by metre and screenprint paintings. Spatial and bodily experiences inspire me. Ever since being confronted with a critically non-cooperative life situation in my home and private life, my studio work and...
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The work Flower Heart consists of five portrait photographs printed on textile with embroidered floral motives. The flowers were chosen based on their symbolic meaning according to the book The Swedish Language of Flowers, and how that meaning correlates to...
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This is a story about female making and hidden knowledge, about tradition and empowerment and it begins in Finland in 1946. In my degree project, I explore the history of textile craft, the traditions existing within it and the consequences...
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My creative beliefs come from an idea of wanting to invite the viewer into a world where ‘cuteness’ exists as an aesthetic for art, elevating vulnerability to a strength. Through printed patterns and textile sculptures, I create this world. I...
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In my degree project, I deal with perception and synaesthesia, which is a neurological phenomenon where one experiences several senses at once. Perception is not normative! I work with textile dyeing and patchwork and relate my work to the principles...
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A Merging of Costumes, Voice & Transcendence is a performance work presenting costume as the main performer. In this piece, the body is used as a supportive structure and the voice as an enchanting tool to demand presence. Entering, to...
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I investigate the idea of connection through the context of art workshops. Elements such as memory, geography and storytelling coalesce in my degree project which centres around my experiences in the lush, sleepy coastal city of Durban.
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How could art education help bring learners' interests into discussion? My degree project explores the concepts of multidisciplinary learning and learners' engagement. I am investigating art education’s possibilities within phenomenon-based learning from Finland. The framework of the study is shaped...
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Through a participatory observation in the digital role-playing game FiveM, I have been looking at learning and meaning-making in virtual rooms. Through my degree project, I want to shed light on the virtual room, and make the virtual room visible...
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The aim of my degree project is to represent the reality of life outside the white standard. Based on aspects from my own background, I place the viewer in an environment where the interior space and sound work together to...
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I am investigating how I can use rules for structural relationships to create incomplete structures that are activated by participation. My role as a designer is to design a rule for the structure’s relationship – a relationship that also becomes...
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I’ve made my own currency, created my own wealth. My degree project is a metaphor for the acquisitiveness that rules and affects our time. I’m thinking about the capitalistic culture where wealth outweighs everything else. I see it as a...
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SIRKKA LISA is a series of functional sculptures in black and white porcelain, hand-blown glass and turned solid wood. The objects are intended to merge the concepts of utility items and sculpture into a common design. The glass objects are...
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My work is based on my own memories, feelings and experiences. I infuse energy into the material, the object and the text in order to approach the viewer. It is about pain and desire because this is the basis of...
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Who am I and what am I doing? I do know what I am doing and who I am, but why am I here right now? Have I grown up yet? A constant search in my own mind in relation...
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The inevitable decay that takes us by the hand to a place we know nothing about. An invisible threat. Decrepitude of the body, rest from our surrounding. It is an ironical foresight, a backward look into the future. Radiation embodies...
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A diffused and ambiguous idea manifested in clay. Fragments of scattered thoughts and vague feelings unified in form. The sculpture is the result of an ongoing dialogue between ambition and material. My hands intermediate between me and the clay. They...
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I have made a series of contemporary tableware that is inspired by my upbringing, my safe place and the Bällsta radar tower, also called the ‘golf ball’. The radar tower has always been an indication that I’m close to home....
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Materials and spaciality as processes of use. Branches pierce and join the wood in a play with moisture ratios. Forestry’s logging remnants become joint connectors. Traces, abrasion, memories of use. As a relation between our physical use and the shape...
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Why should simple furniture necessarily mean restrained shape? An artistic creation of maximally expressive design in furniture with a clear and simple function. In this examination, I have used and analysed the history and tradition of Swedish rustic furniture culture,...
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Through a furniture series, I investigate whether birch bark has a place in contemporary design. The focus is on tactility and surface; a meeting of body, mind and material.
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I want to highlight the status of surface materials as a way of communication in interior architecture. By using my body as a tool of measurement, I investigate the sensory qualities of the materials and explore the institutional environment. I...
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In a time when thrift is essential, standing structures offer hope – if we give them a second chance. As focus on care and preservation intensifies, arguments for demolition and reconstruction are on the decline. In my degree project, I...
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I have chosen to highlight and approach the multifaceted expressions of the colour brown in an attempt to illustrate the potential and the significance of the colour in the public space. With these thoughts, I want to raise the issue...
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Objects have come to be a matter of subjective valuations characterised by commercialized ideals of beauty and expectations concerning both design and aesthetics. In a world of objectification where most things are interchangeable, I counter with connection as a sustainability...
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Public toilets are often unclean, dull and designed with cold materials with no interest in creating a pleasant environment other than strictly satisfying needs. In my degree project, I have tried to bring life to the public toilet. Here, I...
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I dig where I stand, look around the site, make use of what has already been used and which is no longer considered to be of value and merge it with something that becomes meaningful again. I’m inspired by how...
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In the world of interior design today, we are seeing a yearning for nature, the standard bearer of authenticity that is connected with the aesthetically genuine and good. This project focuses on the tradition of grain painting, the act of...
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A spatio-psychological study of Tärnsjö Municipal Hall and public space. The purpose of my degree project has been to create a space that responds to functional planning where both psychological as well as physical needs are considered and included. The...
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In this project, I have created a series of furniture with complementary functions. I have worked with naturally tanned, Swedish-produced leather and Swedish pine and explored the significance of the materials' properties in my design decisions. By working with braiding...
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Attention constantly shifts. It shifts inwards and outwards. Attention is attracted to that which is new and exciting. Then it lingers or dissipates in an instant. My degree project is an exploration of how 'intensifying' certain qualities in spatial objects...
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Taking inspiration from childhood nature expeditions, I explore how design can highlight issues surrounding memory, place and identity. The place I have chosen as the point of departure for my degree project is Öland, a place I have a strong...
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This is a work by Marina Kadochnikova, Jessica Ahlström, Ellinor Ginzburg Hall and Allie Karlsson. Our four different explorations into the realm of art pedagogy have resulted in a joint set of art educational materials in which we invite children...
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My bodies contort in twisted poses, left naked and wearing high heels as if they are not resting. The identities and the bodies come from nothing. This paves the way for the question: what is an identity and what is...
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Today, more than ever, it’s absurd how much fine, already produced material is being wasted after its first life cycle, instead of being put into new use, just because it’s cheaper and easier. This needs to fundamentally change. With my...
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My work is inspired by the material itself and by closely following the qualities of the material, I combine it with traditional craft techniques; this is central in allowing the methods to act together in my designs. My pieces encompass...
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The World Health Organization has predicted that by 2030, depression will cause more early deaths and disabilities than cancer, stroke or accidents.* The number of burnout cases has been increasing during the past years, since we are so focused on...