Individual Study Plan in Design blog


Lusthuset, Drottninggatan 116A
4 – 27 June

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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 in Drottninggatan 116A between the 4th and 27th of June 2020. During this time, we will be presenting final degree projects of 15 design graduates from the Design programme at Konstfack.

Participating graduates:
Erik Vallbo, Sabine Offerlind Thunberg, Maria Pita Guerreiro, Johan Ansander, Björk Gunnbjörnsdottir, Olga Olivares, Linus Hultgren, Karin Petrusson, Karla Rakuljic, Fann Xu, June Kim Jiyun, Thomas Balestan, Domka Spytek, Ebba Ipsen and Olle Hiort.


4–6 / 06
A Tribute to When it’s Raining by Erik Vallbo & Traces – Moments of Waiting by Sabine Offerlind Thunberg

Two projects approaching artistic solutions for the public realm. In different ways both have been looking closer at sustainability. Sabine’s project suggests bringing in artistic interpretations of nature as a healing aspect at hospitals, while Erik’s plays with the sensorial possibilities of rain and in the context of rising water levels due to humans’ environmental impact on the earth.

7–9/ 06
Mycelium Millenium by Maria Pita Guerreiro & Local Practices by Johan Ansander

Mycelium Millennium and Local Practices have been investigating new ways to approach materials. Johan has been investigating local socio-ecological issues by addressing production and resources, while Maria suggests mycelium as a material to use in future everyday household products. Expressive objects based on mycelium’s qualities such as fire, water and antibacterial properties.

10–12 / 06
Come/post by Björk Gunnbjörnsdottir & Don’t Forget to Eat Slowly by Olga Olivares

How, what, when and where we eat our food and how we take care of the waste are crucial for the future of planet earth. By bringing the visitor to experience these projects Olga and Bjork hope to open up for a dialogue about the future survival of species of plants, microorganisms in the soil and, in the long run, the survival of humans.

13–15 / 06
Pockets of Possibilities by Linus Hultgren & Unfold by Karin Petrusson

In different ways Karin and Linus have been investigating the impact of the social structures and the built environment on humans. At the exhibition you will find objects that invite us to re-negotiate our everyday and change how we see these things and how we use them to integrate other humans.

16–18 / 06
To Whom It May Concern, by Karla Rakuljic & Retired Objects by Fann Xu

Two projects studying experience and consciousness. Karla’s project investigates preconceived notions of food. A project where the meal becomes a tool in environmental and political negotiations through the use of our senses. Fann explores the complex relationship to the use of everyday objects by choreographically staging various types of experience and embodied action ranging from thought, memory, imagination, desire and volition to bodily awareness and social activity.

19–21 / 06
Midsummer break

22–24 / 06
Serving Insecurity by June Kim Jiyun & /’flu:id/ by Thomas Balestan & inABout by Domka Spytek

What if your body did not belong to you, that someone else’s decision over it would be superior? You will find three different projects that dived deep through their investigations on unjust systems within the fields of abortion, gender possibilities of expression and societal expectations on individuals’ success and happiness.

25–27 / 6
A Prosthesis as an Enabler by Ebba Ipsen & Creating Wood by Olle Hiort

Through entirely different approaches, bachelor students Ebba and Olle both experiments with novel materials and sustainability. To challenge stigmas and norms, Ebba explores how 3D-printing on textiles can bring new dimensions and allow for personal expression in a knee-prosthesis. Olle´s project is a sculptural quest to cast sawdust into furniture, by finding form and formula for a blend using only natural ingredients.

The microorganism covid19, requires living cells for its metabolism and reproduction, and it continues to affect all spheres of human and planetary activities across the earth. Perhaps the clearest of the innumerable consequences of the virus has been the need to adapt and to be inventive; an adaptation that entails relearning, rethinking, and reassessing our relations to the living. On a local and practical scale, this exhibition is one example of adaptation and invention, where we, together with our students and colleagues have shifted to a virtual show combined with a physical Off-site show. In their difference in spatial character, both aim to highlight the value of place, of material making, and of process. While emphasizing the importance of artistic approaches, as a program, we continue to focus on how the design of things affects the way environments are able to maintain life, including that of human beings. To become aware of vulnerability may increase our capacity for empathy, we hope that this difficult period is also a step into a more livable future,


Graduates and teachers from the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes Individual Study Plan in Design & Industrial Design