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  • 51.
    Ahmed Bäckström, Siri
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Graphic Design & Illustration.
    Five picture books2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 52.
    Ahnmé, Jonas
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Ankare1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 53.
    Ajling, Niklas
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
    Ajron: ett försök att få ljud till rum2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts)Student thesis
  • 54.
    Akabane, Miwa
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Textiles.
    Pieces of wood, Pieces of daily life,: Storytelling pattern is an endless chain of imagination2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Daily life resembles a textile pattern. Both are built on forever by repeating things. Both transform every second by the effect of chance.The repetition of pattern relaxes us, and the appearance caused by the chance inspires us. Both trigger a chain of imagination in unique harmony. Textile pattern is a medium to express the chance. Any pieces of daily life become a pattern. The pieces of daily life, which are discovered by the “third eye” (different angle than usual), become a point of departure of the chain of imagination. The viewers have freedom to interpret the design in the way they want. They connect their personal memories with the design, which makes the differences in reaction. The story continues to be narrated while transforming its appearance. Storytelling is a succession from designer to viewer, as if to draw a spiral. One day, I took pieces of wood. They had lines on their surface. Each line had a unique shape because they were a part of an annual ring. I saw them like a human fingerprint. There was nothing the same. Daily life as ordinary, but special days. There is nothing the same in a usual day. Pieces of wood are pieces of daily life, it is a point of departure for a chain of imagination. I narrate a story of it in textile pattern. Storytelling pattern is an endless chain of imagination.

  • 55.
    Akabane, Miwa
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Textiles.
    Storytelling pattern is an endless chain of imagination2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Daily life resembles a textile pattern. Both are built on forever by repeating things. Both transform every second by the effect of chance.The repetition of pattern relaxes us, and the appearance caused by the chance inspires us. Both trigger a chain of imagination in unique harmony. Textile pattern is a medium to express the chance. Any pieces of daily life become a pattern. The pieces of daily life, which are discovered by the “third eye” (different angle than usual), become a point of departure of the chain of imagination. The viewers have freedom to interpret the design in the way they want. They connect their personal memories with the design, which makes the differences in reaction. The story continues to be narrated while transforming its appearance. Storytelling is a succession from designer to viewer, as if to draw a spiral. One day, I took pieces of wood. They had lines on their surface. Each line had a unique shape because they were a part of an annual ring. I saw them like a human fingerprint. There was nothing the same. Daily life as ordinary, but special days. There is nothing the same in a usual day. Pieces of wood are pieces of daily life, it is a point of departure for a chain of imagination. I narrate a story of it in textile pattern. Storytelling pattern is an endless chain of imagination.

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  • 56.
    Aker, Linda
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Lust att lära och eget ansvar: arbetet med en skoltidning på en Freinetskola2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats försöker beskriva vilka synsätt och didaktiska mål som genomsyrar ett skoltidningsprojekt i en Freinatskola i Sverige idag. Intervjuer med pedagogerna är det material som gett substans år arbetet.

    Syftet var att få mer insyn i arbetet med ett tidningsarbete och också få mer kunskap om hur man tänker och arbetar i en friskola med en specifik pedagogisk inriktning. Själva inriktningen med Freinet har fått mej att fundera på hur man kan arbeta mer praktisk och verklighetsnära tillsammans med mycket IT och med att låta eleverna få mycket eget ansvar.

    Jag har tagit avstamp i socialsemiotiken som teori och metod som främst hämtats ur boken Estetiska Lärprocesser, och de sociokulturella teorier som Vygotskij står för, men även den levande debatt som sker på internet idag om betydelsen av elevers ökande inflytande i skolan.

    I uppsatsen har jag anlagt ett jämförande perspektiv mellan dels de två pedagogernas svar i relation till de mål som skolan och Lgr-11 föreskriver. Det visar sig att en pedagogik med mycket elevansvar mycket väl går att förena med de nationella målen. Det stora antalet reformer de senaste åren har också inverkat negativt på pedagogernas syn på dokumentation och de uttrycker avsaknad av tid för de viktiga interaktionen med eleven.

    Forskningsfrågan handlar om hur det önskvärda lärandet ser ut från pedagogers perspektiv och från samhällets? Det handlar om hur lärare kan öka individens förmåga att engagera sig, att vara kreativ på ett meningsfullt sätt, hur lärprocesser kan utformas utifrån att det bildas nya komminikationsmönster och nya positioner i samspelet mellan lärare och elev. För detta krävs att både lärare och eleven är aktiva och medbestämmande.

    I min fältstudie har jag fått insyn i en skolkultur som å ena sidan är en friskola med sina egna uppställda mål och visioner, men som också å andra sidan måste fungera tillsammans med läroplanens mål. Jag har döpt skolan till Byskolan.

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  • 57.
    Akner Koler, Cheryl
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design. Chalmers, Sweden.
    Form & Formlessness: Questioning aesthetic abstractions through art projects, cross-disciplinary studies and product design education.2007Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This research is based on empirical, embodied studies aimed to generate and regenerate aesthetic reasoning through three approaches:

    • an educational approach concerned with developing an aesthetic discipline, supporting a formgiving process aimed to create tangible artifacts.
    • an art-based approach supporting an open exploration of distortion and formlessness
    • a multi-disciplinary exploratory approach concerned with aesthetic experiences shared in laborations demonstrating complexity and transformation.

     

    The overall aim of the thesis is to explore different types of aesthetic abstractions that elaborate aesthetic reasoning about form and formlessness. The thesis develops methods and models for aesthetic investigation that support, challenge and go beyond the normative conceptions of beauty, with high relevance for teaching 3-D formgiving aesthetics and research by design methodologies. A central method applied throughout the entire research project is a cooperative inquiry method engaging students and experienced professionals as co-researchers in embodied/ interactive physical form studies and laborations.

     

    The content of the thesis is presented in three parts relating to the approaches above:

     -Part 1 defines an aesthetic nomenclature organized within a taxonomy of form in space. This aesthetic taxonomy is outlined in five levels based on essential aesthetic abstractions, emphasizing structure and inner movement in relation to the intention for the development of a gestalt. It originates from the educational program of Alexander Kostellow and Rowena Reed and has been further developed through an iterative educational process using a Concept-translation-form method, resulting in the Evolution of Form (EoF)-model. This EoF-model reciprocally weaves together geometric structures and organic principles into a sequence of seven-stages. To question the normative principles of beauty inherent in the EoF-model, a bipolar +/- spectrum was introduced at each stage to expand the model, aiming for a more inclusive approach to aesthetics.

     

    -Part 2, both challenges and expands the aesthetic reasoning in part 1 through i) solo sculptural exhibitions exploring properties of distortion and transparency in a constructivist art community ii) collaborative projects with physicists concerning infinity and studies of continuous complex curvatures and iii) explorative studies of material breakdown and non-visual studies with ID masters students at Konstfack. 

    - Part 3 problematizes the taxonomy of form by applying methods and results from a cross-disciplinary study of complexity and transformation involving artists, physicists, designers and architects. The three year study explored temporal events of changing phenomena and formlessness that did not comply with any traditional aesthetic norms. Based on the experience from 12 laborations, three models were developed: The Transformation-model and Framing the dialogue-model were developed to physically interact with as well as to document and discuss change and transformation through bipolar reasoning. The Aesthetic phase transition-model was developed to capture the particular properties expressed in a transformation and unify stable objects with changing events.  

     

    In conclusion, the thesis claims the value of an inclusive aesthetic mode of abstract reasoning in the scientific and design communities.  A provisional 3 modes of abstraction-model is presented placing numeric, linguistic and aesthetic modes of abstraction as interdependent within a spectrum from separation to contextualization. 

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  • 58.
    Akner Koler, Cheryl
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    How haptic attributes evoke intentionality and generates meaning2019In: Konstfack Research Week: 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019, Stockholm: Konstfack , 2019, p. 12-Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Haptica is an artistic research project in the field of aesthetics that explores practical and theoretical connections between haptic attributes of the hand (making), nose, mouth and throat (tasting) and body (inner presence). The project aims to interlace aesthetic reasoning from sculpture and design to culinary art that emphasises active exploration and intentional form- and taste- giving processes. Haptic perception engages sensory experiences mediated through skin and kinaesthetic system.

    The project started with researching how air flows through space and is perceived by subtle sensory receptors under our skin and hair follicles, proceeding to tactile touch of material and grasping of material and instruments used in the creative making and performative process. It then shifted the practical and theoretical models from external space and physical materials to internal airflow through breathing, smelling and tasting that connects with soma aesthetics and reflection through inner presence. The project is a collaboration with Mischa Billing and Annika Göran Rodell, Campus Grythyttan at the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science, Örebro University.

  • 59.
    Akner Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Kosmack Vaara, Elsa
    Göran Rodell, Annika
    Bjørnstad, Nina
    Aesthetic driven Co-creative writing method for short videos2018In: Design Microconference, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 60.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK).
    A Note on Nano (FormGiving)2015In: Radical Re Re Re Re Re Rethinking / [ed] Maria Lantz, Staffan Lundgren, Stockholm: Konstfack / University College of Arts, Crafts & Desi , 2015, 1 uppl., p. 128-133Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 61.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Collective dimension of Table Setting2020Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 62.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Contextualizing aesthetic reasoning through a laboration on dendritic growth: Generating and regenerating aesthetic concepts through cross-disciplinary studies2006In: Proceedings: Symmetry festival 2006, Budapest Hungary August 12-18, 2006, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 63.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Expanding the Boundaries of Form Theory and Practice: Developing the Model Evolution of Form2012In: Shaping Design Teaching: Explorations into the Teaching of Form / [ed] N. Steinö & M. Özkar, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 64.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Expanding the boundaries of form theory: Developing the model Evolution of Form2006In: Wonderground - 2006 DRS International Conference / [ed] Ken Friedman et. al., Design Research Society , 2006, p. 79-92Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The design research community is beginning to recognize the organizing capacity of form as a scientific method of its own right. The aim of this study was to a) develop a pedagogically framed case study method that applied a participatory action research approach and b) create a 3-D form model bridging geometric- to organic structures. A 10-step-concept-translation-form method was developed which resulted in a “Evolution of form” model with two axes: The first horizontal axis presents a sequence of geometrically derived forms that gradually take on organic qualities of convexities and concavities. The second axis expands the model in a vertical dimension to include a bipolar spectrum at each stage. This vertical dimension opens up a dichotomy between congruent and incongruent properties in relation to original features of the geometric form.

    The discussion deals with the active formgiving process; the need for sculptural awareness and the inner sense of form; validity of the created method and model and finally the pros and cons of aesthetical abstractions that build on geometric references.

  • 65.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Three-dimensional visual analysis2007 (ed. 3)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book aims to strengthen an understanding of the sculptural possibilities of form and space through developing a taxonomy and structure that recognizes and gives priority to the 3-dimensional perception of form and space. It is written so as to apply to both the active process of shaping 3-D form and space and analyzing any existing visual situation. Teaching in the Department of Industrial Design (ID) at Konstfack has given me great opportunities to further develop and document this visual study program. Using clay and paper models the students creatively question the "established terminology" and develop solutions that strengthen and/or add new concepts to the program.

    The foundation of this language is derived from the inspiring courses conducted by professor Rowena Reed at Pratt Institute in New York City and also in private Soho classes. Rowena Reed´s method of visual analysis taught her students to "think with their eyes" and to translate an inner vision into concrete experiences. Her challenging way of teaching combined creative exploration with an analytical search for the "Principles of visual relationships".The last pages of this book are dedicated to summarizing her background, philosophy, and educational vision. Moreover, in order to gain a historical perspective, a map is included that outlines the relevant art movements in the beginning of this century and some of the major events in the early work of Rowena Reed and her husband Alexander Kostellow. The Russian constructivist movement is the point of origin for the artistic tendencies and formal language developed by Reed and Kostellow and further developed in this book by Akner Koler.

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  • 66.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Tvärdisciplinära studier i Komplexitet och Transformation2007In: Kontext – Kvalitet – Kontinuitet: Utvärdering av Vetenskapsrådets anslag till konstnärlig forskning och utveckling 2001-2005, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 67.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Unfolding the aesthetics of complexity Cross-disciplinary study of complexity and transformation: Evaluation for the Swedish Research Council2007Report (Other academic)
  • 68.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
    Bergström, Lars
    Complex Curvatures in Form Theory and String Theory2005In: Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, ISSN 0024-094X, E-ISSN 1530-9282, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 226-231Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The authors use new aesthetic criteria concerning structures and properties to explain parallel concepts within theoretical astroparticle physics and contemporary form/compositional research. These aesthetic criteria stem from complex curvature models developed both in string theory and in artistic perceptual research on transitional surfaces and concavities. The authors compare the complex curvatures of the mathematically derived Calabi-Yau manifold with one of Akner Koler's sculptures, which explores an organic interpretation of the looping curvature of a Möbius strip. A goal of the collaboration is to gain experience and insight into the twisting paradoxical forces in the 3D world and to explore the properties of transparency as applied to the Calabi-Yau manifold and a point cloud translation of Akner Koler's sculpture.

  • 69.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Billing, Mischa
    Örebro University Campus Grythyttan, School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science.
    Göran-Rodell, Annika
    Örebro University Campus Grythyttan, School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science.
    Sharing Haptic Attributes: Model development of 4 haptic attribute models for hand, nose, mouth and, body2020In: Working Together 2020: Symposium on artistic research 2020, 2020Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Our topic concerns how to conduct practice-based research between and within three aesthetic disciplines: sculptor, professional taster, and performative artist. We continue to work with the material and experiences developed during the 3-year VR-funded HAPTICA research project. Our plan is to actualise a few practical situations that show how we gained both a deeper aesthetic knowledge within our own artistic disciplines and grew more sensitive and knowledgeable about the challenges faced in the other disciplines. The overall topic has been to expand the field of aesthetics by including the proximity senses: tactile, haptic, smell, taste, and movement by conducting artistic research in haptic.

  • 70.
    Akner-Koler, Cheryl
    et al.
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Ranjbar, Parivash
    Region Örebro län.
    Integrating Sensitizing Labs in an Educational Design Process for Haptic Interaction2016In: FORMakademisk, ISSN 1890-9515, E-ISSN 1890-9515, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 1-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    New design methods for educating designers are needed to adapt the attributes of haptic interaction to fit the embodied experience of the users. This paper presents educationally framed aesthetic sensitizing labs: 1) a material-lab exploring the tactile and haptic structures of materials, 2) a vibrotactile-lab exploring actuators directly on the body and 3) a combined materials- and vibrotactile-lab embedded in materials. These labs were integrated in a design course that supports a non-linear design process for embodied explorative and experimental activities that feed into an emerging gestalt. A co-design process was developed in collaboration with researchers and users who developed positioning and communications systems for people with deafblindness. Conclusion: the labs helped to discern attributes of haptic interactions which supported designing scenarios and prototypes showing novel ways to understand and shape haptic interaction.

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  • 71. Akoglu, Canan
    et al.
    Valtonen, Anna
    How Has Interaction Design been Perceived by Industrial Designers?2014In: Proceedings of DRS 2014: Design’s Big Debates / [ed] Lim, Y.-K., Niedderer, K., Redström, J., Stolterman, E., & Valtonen, A., Umeå: Design Research Society, 2014, p. 1412-1422Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 72.
    Akoglu, Canan
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen Designhögskolan.
    Valtonen, Anna
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen Designhögskolan.
    Yours or mine?: Role sharing between industrial design and interaction design2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 73.
    Alanko, Minna
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Graphic Design & Illustration.
    The Redheaded Man2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Illustrating the same story in three different ways explores illustration processes and demonstrates the impact of illustration on the interpretation of the story. Enhancing the transparency of creative processes places an illustrator into the highlighted position as the producer of visual content and ideas. 

    The story of The Redheaded Man, written by Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms in 1937, functions as a framework for this conceptual illustration research. Although the anti-narrative features of the story almost reject illustration, its polysemous nature opens a path for the variety of approaches in visualization of the text.

    In the attached report I introduce three different approached and illustrated responses to the story of The Redheaded Man realized during the MA degree work project, as well as the reflections and categorization of the content and ideas behind each illustration project.

    The outcome of the project addresses the questions of creative processes and illustrator’s visual decisions on both personal and meta-level, addressing the need of developing the theoretical content for the field of illustration.

  • 74.
    Alberts, Maria
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Det sköna, det goda, det sanna2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 75.
    Albin, Josephson
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV), Ädellab (Jewellery and Corpus).
    Modus Operandi2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Modus Operandi is an attempt to conceptualize and materialize the intriguing difference between owning an object and owning your own identity. To be mirrored by a physical object, something with a tangible presence, when your identity feels slippery and volatile. The work is approached by mixing contemporary and historical symbols and ornaments to convey a sense of how our heritage affects the present and the eclectic mix that constitutes a human being.

    This project is based on the creation of a modular system for making a candlestick, which will tell your personal history – both past, present and future. A modular object as an invitation to introspection. A domestic candlestick to mirror yourself, in your own home, to create a link between your inner self and the rest of the world. Traditional materials, such as bronze and brass are used to make the candlestick. Beyond this contemporary or somehow misplaced symbols and techniques are incorporated, in order to create tension between tradition and contemporary identity markers. Fueled by the inspiration from the alchemical holistic view of the world and using symbols one can view the candlestick as one’s own spiritual alchemical lab to conduct the Magnum opus.

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  • 76.
    Albornoz, Rodrigo Nicolas
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Fine Art.
    Purification: Research & Exhibition2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years I have been working on topics related to Post-colonialism in South America, as well as the conditions of immigrants in Europe. The main interest of my work involves questions about my roots and personal stories of migration. This situation has been the engine of my art for the last ten years. Through my installations, I have tried to express or represent some certain facts, that have marked the post-colonial situation in Latin America and Europe over the last years. 

    The slavery and exploitation of illegal labor are common working conditions for many people in South America, especially for those located in the jungles and slums. The Indigenous culture -its languages, values and traditions- have begun to disappear and been displaced by Western culture. Here in Europe, on the other hand, I feel 'alien' to the territory of my ancestors, due to the fact that my family comes from European immigrants in Argentina. Illegal labor has been also a part of my life, having experienced the condition of 'otherness' in Europe. Therefore, this project reflects upon my personal experience in relation to the unfair conditions of labor in autochthonous communities, researching the concept of 'otherness' taken from Post-colonial theories. It is for this purpose, that my methodologies include self-reflection, parallelism and metaphor.

    One of my purposes is toreveal those 'fake stories' used by the European acculturation in South America. I called these fake stories 'strategies', as they were used by the Colony for the reconstruction of a new National Identity in those countries. Therefore, convincing the Indigenous culture to adopt Western culture.

    The parts of my essay are a metaphor of different stages of narcotic's production, best called 'mobile labs' of the Amazon jungle.I have taken this concept to tell my story and to build up the laboratory as final representation. The first stage of this process is to weigh and measure the ingredients, followed by a mixture of substances and chemicals. Once mixed, it proceeds to three stages of filtering and purification. Then it is subjected to a press for semi-solid consistency and introduced into the oven to reach the compact state. The blocks will finally be packed with plastic film and adhesive tape, protecting them from adverse environmental conditions during transport and storage. Each chapter of this essay is also connected to the 'machines' constructed for my solo exhibition, following the same steps of Purification.

    Through this essay, I wanted to broaden my concept relating three main aspects: the colonial strategies of domination in South America, my personal work experience in Europe, and finally the unfair working conditions in marginal societies. Each of the 'machines' constructed for my installation is functional, ready to be activated according to the different parts of the cooking process and as a representation of a 'production line' in the system of labor. I also have chosen to wrap my body, as well as carefully chosen representative objects of the popular culture of South America, to finally pack them in cling film. As a result of this process of Purification, I have produced the 'final products' ready to be consumed here in the Western European countries.

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  • 77.
    Alchalabi, Hayfaa
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Graphic Design & Illustration.
    Refugees Welcome?: A study of Structural Apathy towards refugees in Sweden- How can illustrative storytelling challenge the socio-political restrictions of independent refugee narrations in Sweden?2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims to explore the tool of illustrative storytelling to challenge governmental restrictions faced by refugee narratives in Sweden. This exploration will be done through the study of stereotypes that stigmatise the refugee’s identity. The figure of the refugee is often shaped by the visual representation one consumes via mass media and the words one hears in political debates and social discourse. Refugees are often portrayed as immigrants and nothing but immigrants, faceless victims on news, and often de-named suffering people drowning in some ocean. This portrayal makes the humanity of the refugee invisible. A human who has a face, a name, a past, a story beyond his/her refugee story, and most importantly an identity and rights.

     

    I have always witnessed the portrayal of refugees – and myself as one of them- in the media as an act of dehumanization, a misuse of terminology describing me and my situation in political and social discourse, and the effects of these factors on refugees. I have always struggled with the entitlement this invisibility and misrepresentation gives to people. I sense this every time people talk to me, talk about me, and/or talk on my behalf. This misrepresentation always portrayed me as a ‘’problem’’. The refugee has always been a crisis, ‘’A global refugee crisis’’, ‘’An integration crisis’’, and a ‘’European migrant crisis’’. This use of terminology results in a lot of feelings that become politicised and socialised such as fear, apathy, empathy and sometimes hate.

     

    This study will present an exploration of such feelings and their significance to the refugee situation. I will present a critical analysis on the representation of the refugee through a research on Swedish media, political discourse, and the design executed by the Migration Board’s office in Stockholm. The research will be supported by a visual outcome in the form of a graphic novel that narrates two parallel stories. One story is my own experience as an asylum seeker, and the other is a narration of the overall refugee situation in Sweden. The two stories will be treated on two different levels, a personal one and a journalistic one. Illustration as a tool here serves an aim beyond its practical aspect of depicting a narration. It is a resistance against the restrictions of filming, recording, and photographing whatever happens inside the Migration Board’s offices in Sweden. It is a significant tool that educates, interprets, and re-contextualises the right of refugees to tell their own stories as well as document and expose a history told by our oppressors. Illustration here serves an aim of narrating a story that is not institutionalised but provides the reader with cultural understanding and access to a world only the refugee can depict.

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  • 78.
    Aleman, Madeleine
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Konst (K).
    Att skåda och skärskåda: konstnärlig forskning med avstamp i Swedenborgs drömmar2012Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this artistic research Swedenborg´s world of dreams is investigated. The aim of the project is to observe and reflect upon dreams potential and impact on the practical artmaking.

    Several tools were used for this purpose: I Ching, a Tarot deck, a selfmade Dream deck, Oblique Strategies and C.G Jungs method Active Imagination.

    The final outcome is a performance in Swedenborg´s Summerhouse in Stockholm.

    The idea emanates from the story that Swedenborg served meals to the spirits in his summerhouse.

    The performance unfolds in three parts: Cooking show, Talk show and Ritual. Emanuel Swedenborg´s spirit is invited together with the spirits of Carl Gustav Jung and Isabelle Eberhardt.

    The text consist of two parts. One with selected dreams from both The Dreambook of Swedenborg and the authors dreamdiary. The other part is a text that invite the reader to follow the process.

    A meal in the summerhouse is an attempt to raise conciousness about how dreams actively can be used in and form the artistic work.

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  • 79.
    Aleman, Madeleine
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Jag och Louise: om konsten att hålla näsan ovanför vattenytan1998Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 80.
    Alenius Navlet, Frida
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Masken framför människan eller människan bakom masken1997Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 81.
    Alessandra, Cislaghi
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
    YourTube2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Oh, the good old metro stations! No matter how much we change, how much our society changes, they all look pretty much the same.

    We walk down the stairs, grab a coffee on the way, pass the gates, get to our platform and then we wait.

    But what if? What if it wasn’t like that? What if we could decide not to rush down to the platform, but instead enjoy the few minutes we have, before being drawn back to our daily life, in a nice, entertaining environment? A place for everyone to enjoy, not just those who own a metro card.

    After all, a station is still a public space, isn’t it?

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  • 82.
    Alexandersson, Josef
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Konst (K).
    Om konsten att hålla i en penna2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Om tecknandet som en metod av förståelse.

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    Om konsten att hålla en penna
  • 83.
    Alexandrov, Iris
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Konst (K).
    Upphävd logik, det omvända perspektivet, och hur man stannar tid2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 84.
    Alfredsson, Anna
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Kreativitet arbetar sig ut genom dörren från det inre rummet: kreativ förmåga1995Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 85.
    Alfredsson Grahn, Beata
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV), Ädellab (Jewellery and Corpus).
    Poetic Justice: an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded, usually in a manner peculiarly or ironically appropriate2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An emergency is a speeded-up emergence, a state of change that accelerates beyond the control of the system in which it takes place and results in either death or necessary development, for an establishment of a new rhythm.

     

     

    This work is an investigation on the limits and possibilities of contemporary corpus practices. My aim for it is to be reflective of my own ambivalence towards the field in which my silversmithing practice is situated, and to promote the urgency of collaborative craft, in traditional as well as contemporary contexts.

    This investigation has resulted in the collaborative corpus project Poetic Justice, together with Klara Brydewall Sandquist, promoting two separate feminist agendas, in order to elevate them both and underline their entanglement. One being to manifest and justify women’s anger, and the other to oppose the cult of the individual genius and suggest alternate possibilities in relation to historical corpus in the contemporary field of craft. It is also a way for us to highlight the urgency of supporting, elevating and celebrating each other’s practices and purposes, through a closely intertwined way of working that investigates where objects begin and end, in space as well as in time.

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  • 86. Alftberg, Åsa
    et al.
    Rosenqvist, Johanna
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV).
    Meetings with complexity: dementia, meaning and participation in art educational situations2017In: Interpreting the brain in society: cultural reflections on neuroscientific practices / [ed] Kristofer Hansson & Markus Idvall, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2017, p. 109-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In January 2013, a three-year project, ‘Meetings with Memories’ (in Swedish: Möten med minnen), was launched in Swedish museums with guided tours for dementia-afflicted audiences. The project involved altogether 88 Swedish museums and was headed by the Alzheimer Foundation (Alzheimerfonden). Many Swedish art museums were part of the project, with the purpose that the art educational situations would create participation and dialogue with a group of people usually absent from the museums. Art in particular is regarded as a possible therapeutic rehabilitation for people with neurodegenerative diseases, where dialogue and making of art enhance cognitive abilities and quality of life. The therapeutic promise within art pedagogy is part of the larger context of the art educational situations we have studied. In this chapter, the aim is to explore how these situations are done and how participation can be made and interpreted in relation to the target group, people with dementia. We focus on the participation in terms of the meaning making, dialogical processes of the art educational practice of the project ‘Meeting with Memories'.

  • 87. Algotson, Stina
    et al.
    Akner Koler, Cheryl
    Örebro universitet, Restaurang- och hotellhögskolan.
    Nanoformgivning genom haptiska, estetiska laborationer2012In: Dokumentation och presentation av konstnärlig forskning / [ed] Torbjörn Lind, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2012, p. 113-125Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Nano design through haptic and aestethic laboratory experiments

  • 88.
    Ali, Muhammad
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Fine Art.
    Aeiou: Aeiou2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This text is about the psychological life of the pataphysical character (Aeiou) and the drawing.

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    Aeiou
  • 89.
    Alkacir, Hakan
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
    Sound in motion: Ljud, musik och aktivitet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 90.
    Al-Khateeb, Sahar
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Fine Art. Konstfack.
    Reconstruction2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    RECONSTRUCTION is a conversation that shifts between analyzing and locating the artist’s position in their society. Especially the power of the majority in the society over the individual. Reconstruction is a way of resistance, or the only way of resistance, at least for me. 

    In these pages I will talk about reconstruction as a tool in my art, and find connections between my experience and others, people who share one or several of the identities that I have, as an artist, asylum seeker, or queer. Illustrating the different use of the concept of reconstruction that I’m working on, I will introduce the artist Leileh Babirye, a Ugandan artist, living in New York. She works in a multidisciplinary practice that transforms everyday materials into objects that address issues surrounding identity, sexuality and human rights. I will also discuss the work of Miriam Cahn, through the book “I as Human'', proposing new perspectives on her writing, and her paintings based on her personal experiences, from other writers like Poul Preciado, a Spanish writer, with a long history of writing about trans struggle and rights through his own experience. 

    In this essay I want to try to explore and discuss the relationship between the artwork (with it’s why, when, what etcetera), the artist and the audience. For me, they are connected, and I want them to be so. My ideal, or at least what engages and interests me, is when we let art be a communication. When the work is facilitating a conversation. I see the art piece as a connecting point, with different points outside it, that exchange their reflections and communicate. I want to make this connection clear and obvious. It’s a multiple way conversation, everyone both receiving and reaching for the other. I see the artwork as a communication channel, which should have a shape that conveys the concept to make the conversation possible. That means that the artwork is a material. 

    That was one of the things that I tried to research in the past two years in my master studies at Konstfack. I did an experiment around this at my solo exhibition. I didn't include an art statement to explain about the work, instead I was in the space to make a conversation with the audience and tried to listen first to what my artwork was telling them. I saw how my concept was perceived, got their reflections and reflected back. And through the conversations arose the issues I’m trying to talk about through the installation. At the same time I didn’t try to “correct” anyone, didn’t try to remove the abstract, or the dramatic stories people told about the piece. The balance, the sides, the unequal power dynamics: all this I got the opportunity to discuss with my audience. In person. 

    I also address a number of questions connected to my work. Like: When is art private? is art always political? Does my existence in this field have to be a political statement? Making art as a minority: how the position as artist makes the art political, and how the audience makes the context political. I’m questioning how we read and engage with the artwork, the visual output and the concept of the work, how they work together to convey the artist's conclusion of a process, is it convenient to address the environment that surrounds the artwork. This is a process of discovering and digging and revealing whether it is just about the work itself or also the way it is read depending upon its context. Everything that comes spontaneously and makes it a statement. 

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  • 91.
    All, Aron
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Ceramics & Glass.
    Kandidatexamensrapport2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 92.
    Allen-Olivar, Andy
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Fine Art.
    E I G H T   T I M E S   F O L D E D2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master of Fine Arts (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay by Andrew Allen-Olivar uses the film script form to present scenes that follow a fictional town where each scene follows different inhabitants – from the new kid, to the tree, to the fish, to the undead locals that inhabit the town. The work is inspired by magical realist writers, poets and philosophers such as Jorge Louis Borges, Alejandro Zambra, Anne Carson and Franz Kafka. Through these scenes, the author's intentions are to convey a place that shifts – between time and place; between memory and exaggerations; between narrative and documentation.

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    MA Essay - Eight Times Folded - Andy Allen-Olivar
  • 93.
    Alling, Ebba
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Graphic Design & Illustration.
    Water me every now and then2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 25,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Kan man vila i en bild?

    En nervös linje försöker skilja det inre och det yttre. Ritandet som en plats mellan hjärnan och handen. En plats att vila: i en färg, i en textur.

    Att bygga en värld skapar många möjligheter, jag kan forma den precis som jag vill. Protestera genom att drömma. I detta projekt försöker jag skapa en plats som leker med verkligheten, där allt kan ifrågasättas. Berättelser om trädgården som en plats för känslor och inre rum – pressen att blomma och längtan efter en alternativ plats. Kan fantasi vara nyckeln till motstånd?

  • 94.
    Alling-Ode, Bitte
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Nästa år i Emmaus: om byn som bara försvann och människornas längtan att komma tillbaka1987Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 95.
    Alm, Claes
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Barnboken: eller konsten att berätta en historia på två språk2003Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 96.
    Alm, Claes
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    Bilden som en annan plats: om eskapism och drömbilder i det pedagogiska rummet2002Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 97.
    Alm, Josefine
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Bildpedagogik (BI).
    "Om man tittar ut genom ett fönster så ser man det ju inte": bilder av klimatförändringar och klimathot i trailern till The 11th Hour2008Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här undersökningen tar sin utgångspunkt i trailern till filmen The 11th hour. Utifrån semiotik och retorik har undersökningen behandlat frågan hur klimathot formuleras i denna trailer och fokuserar på hur vi får kunskap om vår omvärld via media. Syftet har bland annat varit att som blivande mediepedagog få redskap för att i arbetet bland unga människor kunna prata om aktuella frågor och frågor som rör den tillvaro vi lever i. För att djupare komma åt min frågeställning har jag gjort intervjuer med hjälp av en fokusgrupp. Då unga människor är en viktig målgrupp för den här typen av frågor valde jag att använda mig av informanter som är i gymnasieåldern. Undersökning har tagit upp fenomenet att se via media och vad det har för betydelse att vi har kunskaper och upplevelser av klimathot utan att behöva uppleva det på egen hand.

    Jag har fått syn på att klimathotet formuleras för att uppröra och gripa tag samtidigt som detta kompletteras med bilder som vill ge ett hopp om en bra framtid. Det mest framträdande resultatet i undersökningen har varit upptäckten om rörliga bilder som ett viktigt medium för att sprida kunskap och att film kan fungera som ett verktyg för att få unga människor att reflektera över tillvaron.

    I gestaltningsdelen har jag arbetat med fotomontage utifrån ett citat från en av mina informanter: Om man tittar ut genom ett fönster så ser man det ju inte. Gestaltningen bär på en tanke om hur det skulle kunna vara om jag såg orsak och verkan av klimatförändringarna utanför fönstret istället för via media? Gestaltningen vill väcka tankar om hur nära detta hot måste komma, skulle det förändra sättet att se och betrakta frågan om det fanns på min egen bakgård? I Gestaltningen låter jag detta hot, som de flesta av oss endast upplever på avstånd, komma riktigt nära.

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  • 98.
    Alm Rosenblad, Elin
    University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Visual Arts and Sloyd Education.
    Jag förstår inte?: En forskningsundersökning i hur man skapar pedagogiska verktyg för att praktisera lättillgänlig konstpedagogik2022Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att förstå konst kan upplevas mycket svårt om man själv inte har rätt utbildning i bagaget. Utställningar och museum praktiserar konstpedagogik men denna utgår många gånger utifrån människor med kulturellt kapital. Konstmuseum som institution skapar många gånger en överdriven rädsla och respekt där det blir svårt att ta till sig konsten på ett lättsamt sätt. Denna studie är menad att undersöka om det är möjligt att bryta ner denna överdrivna rädsla och respekt och istället möjliggöra ett lättsamt möte mellan konstverk och betraktare.

    Med utgångspunkt i tidigare forskning samt inspiration från konstpedagogen Carlo Derkert och Reggio Emilia-pedagogiken undersöks om det är möjligt att utveckla pedagogiska verktyg för att praktisera konstpedagogik för människor utanför den konstnärliga diskursen.

    Audioguiden som pedagogiskt verktyg har länge varit närvarande på konstmuseum och är än idag. Men förutom att tekniken har uppdaterats och det har gått från en mp3 till en app har konceptet inte förändrats på många år. Samtidigt lever vi i en samtid där podden blivit mycket stor vilket lett till att ljudfiler är en aktuellt medium. Med detta som grund har jag valt att fokusera på audioguider som ett relevant pedagogiskt verktyg.

    Under studien undersöks audioguiden som pedagogiskt verktyg utifrån en analys av audioguider från Nationalmuseum. Analysen blir till underlag till att utveckla en ny typ av audioguide. Under undersökningen utvecklas sedan två audioguider utifrån två skulpturer på Djurgården som är en del av Prinsessan Estelles Kulturstiftelse skulpturpark. Dessa två audioguider testas sedan på deltagare för att undersöka om det möjliggör lättillgängligare konstpedagogik för människor utanför den konstnärliga diskursen. När en utvärdering skett utvecklas dessa audioguider utifrån den feedback som kommit fram under Learning Studyn.

    Undersökningens resultat gestaltas sedan i en audioguide till Konstfacks vårutställning. De pedagogiska verktyg som utvecklats implementeras i denna och skapar en audioguide som har ambitionen att möjliggöra att utställningen blir mer lättillgänglig för besökarna. Audioguiden förmedlas även till besökarna genom en visuell framställning av det empiriska materialet.

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    Jag förstår inte? Elin Alm Rosenblad
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  • 99.
    Almada de Álvarez, Ana Maria
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
    Juku: att skapa en ritual2012Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Ritual in performance. Identity. Masks play against each. The ritual room. To affect the time space. Carnival. To affirm different experiences. Social healing.

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  • 100.
    Almer, Mathilda
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Textiles.
    Kalejdoskop: mönster och djup2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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