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Apr
28
Open lectures

The Mediated Body

Gabriel A. Maher is a designer currently living and working in the Netherlands. With a background in interior architecture, Maher’s practice is essentially focused on relationships between body and structure and an interest in objects and systems. His current work spreads across several areas of design development; design education, design practice and academia. Maher’s emerging methodology seeks to create situations where research and design come together in performance.

The Mediated Body discusses systems of representation, designed artefacts, spaces, sites and technologies in terms of material co-enactments and power relations.

The lecture will be held in English.

Tidpunkt: 
13:00–15:00
Plats: 
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg
May
3
Open lectures

Waxed and padded textile sculpture and other techniques

Helena Mutanen will focus on how the process and techniques from her previous works to the two sculptures Jus Soli and Jus Sanguinis in Pilane sculpture park has changed. The titles aim at the two principles used in the definition of citizenship. She often works with themes relating to her personal history, and puts great emphasis that it also will be universal.

More information is available here.

The lecture will be held in English.

Tidpunkt: 
15:00–17:00
Plats: 
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg
May
3
Open lectures

Dialogue: Franz Petter Schmidt and Jessica Hemmings

Artist Franz Petter Schmidt will be in dialogue with Jessica Hemmings, HDK Professor of Crafts on Weaving Fabrics for Suits, the project Schmidt developed as a Research Fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The archive, personal identity, textile production and resurrection of lost skills will be discussed. The format of the talk is a live, (almost) unscripted conversation (in English). All welcome!

Tidpunkt: 
09:00–10:30
Plats: 
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6–8, Göteborg
May
5
Open lectures

Open lecture with Meriç Algün Ringborg

Meriç Algün Ringborg's multifaceted work concentrates on issues of identity, borders, bureaucracy, language and mobility through appropriated and “ready-made” texts, dictionaries and archives. Whether binding all the visa application forms in the world into an encyclopedic book, or making a dictionary with all the common words between Swedish and Turkish languages, she negotiates being a stranger who crosses physical and imaginary terrains by directly reflecting her own experience of migrating over cultural, linguistic and bureaucratic borders.

The lecture will be held in English.

Tidpunkt: 
13:00–15:00
Plats: 
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg
Mar
28
May
10
Exhibition

Solo Show

Mia E Göransson, Professor in Ceramic Arts at HDK, exhibits Solo Show in Milano.

Plats: 
Galleri Officine Saffi, Milano
May
11
Open lectures

Basil Kardasis: Wonderful products made from waste materials

Tidpunkt: 
16.30
Plats: 
Samlingssalen, Steneby
May
8
May
12
Other

Examinations at Steneby - BA

22 Bachelor's students at Metal Art, Textile - Body - Space and Wood Oriented Furniture Design have their final examinations in front of an audience. Welcome!

Plats: 
Steneby konsthall, Dals Långed
May
12
Open lectures

Negotiating Duality

Future Retrieval, , founded in 2008, is the studio collaboration of Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker. They developed an aesthetic that weaves in and out of tradition while embracing formal qualities of the ceramic tradition. During the lecture, the artists will talk about how they use cross-border technologies and tools and their interdisciplinary work in different fields, among other things. They will also discuss how cooperation from conception to implementation goes to and how they handle the division of labour.

More information about the lecture here.

The lecture will be held in English.

Tidpunkt: 
13:00–15:00
Plats: 
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg
May
12
Open lectures

50% seminar with Franz James, doctoral student in design

Title: Understanding the meaning and impact of furniture and interiors in psychiatric hospitals and prisons.

Discussant: Galen Cranz, Professor of Architecture College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley.

The seminar will be held in English.

If you want to get access to the text in advance, please contact Franz.James [at] hdk.gu.se.

Tidpunkt: 
10:00–12:00
Plats: 
Main lecture hall, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg
May
15
Other

Symposium with Galen Cranz: Chaired Experience – Design and Ethnographic Design Methods

Galen Cranz, Professor of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, at the University of California at Berkeley, released Ethnography for Designers in 2016. In the book she emphasizes ethnography as a research method. The book book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers and for those using these methods in practice. The book also highlights the relationship between social and cultural factors, such as the user's knowledge and experience, and research methods that architects and designers can use.

More Information about Chaired Experience – Design and Ethnographic Design Methods is available here.

Panellists: Torsten Hild, Pamela Lindgren, Staffan Holm. 

Moderator: Henric Benesch, lecturer in design at HDK and Deputy Head of Design Research

Language: English

Registration: Free entry. Refreshments are offered during the break. For us to know how many rolls to bake, please register: vast [at] svenskform.se

Organized by: HDK - the Academy of Design and Crafts, and Svensk Form Väst

Tidpunkt: 
13.00–16.00
Plats: 
Aulan, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg

Calendar ongoing

Mar
28
May
10
Exhibition

Solo Show

Mia E Göransson, Professor in Ceramic Arts at HDK, exhibits Solo Show in Milano.

Plats: 
Galleri Officine Saffi, Milano
Apr
22
May
21
Exhibition

Verk för Östra Sjukhusets huvudentré

Sara Henriksson, Elvira Jönsson and Miranda Solodovnikoff, students at HDK Steneby exhibits the sketches "Verk för Östra Sjukhusets huvudentré" at Nääs Konsthantverk.

Tidpunkt: 
Mån: 17.00–20.00, tors–sön: 11.00–16.00
Plats: 
Nääs Konsthantverk, Nääs Slott, Floda