Konstfack presents the OFF-SITE design graduates show 2020!

In this year’s degree show, you may find yourself wandering among projects that take stand and make claims in relation to local economic systems, post abortion conditions, objects’ relation to the world and nature’s effects on healing to mention a few. What do these have in common? Perhaps, a simple answer may be an ambition to challenge dominant lines of reasoning.

We would like to invite you not to 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.

4–6 JUNE, Erik & Sabine
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 JUNE, Johan & Maria
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 JUNE, Björk & Olga
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 Björk 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 JUNE, Karin & Linus
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 JUNE, Fann & Karla
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 Midsommar break

22–24 JUNE, Domka & Thomas & June
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 JUNE,  Ebba & Olle
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 at the Master, Individual Study Plan in Design and Bacheloindustrial design.