School of Design and Crafts


Open lectures

Brave New Bureaucracy

Finn Williams is an architect-turned-planner based in London. Finn is the founder of public sector think tank NOVUS, and Common Office, a platform for independent research on planning, politics and the public. He also teaches at the Royal College of Art, Bartlett School of Architecture and Central Saint Martins. Planning magazine has identified Finn Williams as one of the ten people to watch in 2015.

13.00 – 15.00
HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg, sal 301

50% seminar with doctoral design student Helena Hansson

"Beyond the Basket – an infrastructuring approach on prototypes."

Opponent: Inger Lise Syversen, Ass. Professor and Architect, Chalmers/Architecture and The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The seminar will be held in English.

"My research work explores how designed objects can act as catalysts for change through a case study based in a ”non-design” context in Kenya. The case study describes how a participatory crafts development project emerges with multiple stakeholders involved from Sweden and Kenya. In the development process, a basket made of water hyacinths played a pivot role as a ”Thing” that made people come together and act as one."


1 pm - 4 pm
Formsal 2, HDK Steneby, Hemslöjdsvägen, Dals Långed