Åsa Ståhl & Kristina Lindström (Un/Making Studio)

Wednesday, June 23, 5:30 pm (CET)

In this presentation design researchers Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl from the Un/Making Studio will present their design practice on un/making matters, practices and imaginaries. Their approach to design stems from a combination of feminist technoscience and participatory design that deals with public speculative engagements with science and technology. It has taken them to an understanding of design as not only construction with a focus on the new, but also on destruction. Based on four cases they will discuss three different facets of un/making: un/making in the aftermath of design, un/making preferable things, and un/making futures. 

Åsa Ståhl, is a senior lecturer in design at Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden. Kristina Lindström is a senior lecturer in design at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University, Sweden. In 2014 they defended their collaborative PhD thesis, across the disciplines of Media and Communication Studies and Interaction Design at Malmö University. Since then they have also done a joint postdoc at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University as well as conducted artistic research in the project HYBRID MATTERs, where they explore past present and future imaginaries of plastics. Ståhl and Lindström currently run the Un/Making Studio with the aim of exploring alternatives to progressivist and anthropocentric ways of thinking and making within design. With a base in participatory and speculative design in combination with feminist technoscience their work engages with publics in many ways throughout their research process and exhibition makings.

Online Talk:

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Code: KISDtalks