Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2017—lively and critical dialogue
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden
May 11 – 21, 2017
With its 195 students from 28 nations, Konstfack’s Degree Exhibition 2017 is the largest in the school’s 173-year history. Consequently, this year there are more aspects of society’s major challenges than ever, expressed in a lively and critical dialogue.
At Konstfack we attach great importance to facts, but we are just as invested in empathy and understanding towards others. We discuss how feelings affect choices and behaviour. How pleasure and displeasure, fear and desire form our world. We believe that in turbulent times, this is at least as important as the cold facts.
It is also important to respect and affirm our differences. Among the students there are doubters, reformists, believers, activists, utopists, individualists, dystopists, entrepreneurs and other flâneurs. A common factor among these, as with Konstfack’s researchers and teachers, is the constant searching, which through conformation, discussion, pedagogy or concrete proposals can contribute to a future worth sharing.
Through artistic expression we gain insight beyond the linguistic, the strict boundaries of the scientific or the conciseness of journalism. In the existential space of art, thoughts are put to the test. Here, individuals and society speak confidently for themselves, together.
–Maria Lantz, Vice-Chancellor, Konstfack
The Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes represented include; Graphic Design & Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Ceramics & Glass, Fine Art, Textiles, Ädellab and Teacher Education programme in Visual Arts.
Curator: Marti Manen
Graphic Designer: Minna Sakaria
Anne Klontz, Head of Exhibitions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Konstfack is Sweden’s largest university college of arts, crafts and design with undergraduate and graduate programmes in arts, crafts, design and visual arts/sloyd teacher education. All education programmes at Konstfack share a common artistic basis. The school was founded in 1844 and has currently 900 students and 200 staff members.
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
LM Ericssons väg 14, Box 3601
SE-126 27 Stockholm