Material Journeys, Konstfack Elective, Stockholm 2014

The last week in February saw the start of the second Elective program run by TED at Konstfack University of the Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. The Elective 2013-2014 is titled ‘Material Journeys‘ and will explore the objects we design as material life-cycles or stories. Workshops will be delivered on cyclability, creative writing and visualisation, using THE TEN to provoke sustainable thinking as part of an ‘interconnected design process’.. The Elective course is run by Guest Professors Dr Kate Goldsworthy with Professor Kay Politowicz between February and April 2014. Guest lecturers Miriam Ribul, from TED and Sandy MacLennan, from London based consultancy East Central Studios’ will join the team during the course.

The course is designed for students from across the disciplines including Textile, Industrial Design, Storytelling, Ceramics and Glass courses at Konstfack, each bringing their own individual approach to the materials agenda.

Last year’s Elective program was titled Manifesto for Creative Innovation and concluded in a Zine produced by the students and a final exhibition of work. Guest Professor Becky Earley ran a Black Hack workshop with the students during the Spring term 2013.