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Stockholm Craft Week

“Collective Processes”

During the Stockholm Craft Week, October 1 – 4, 2020, the Craft Programme at the HDK – Valand Academy of Art and Design invited the audience to explore ongoing participatory projects in education and research.

In the Jewellery Workshop of Caroline Lindholm & Helena Sandström at Högbergsgatan 12, former MA students and current PhD candidates hosted workshop-based craft projects, where the audience was invited to engage in the process of making various craft objects. The public participation was both essential for the realization of the workshops and for the exchange of ideas on craft and craft practices.

All images by Katarina Andersson

Title: “COLOUR JUMBLE – A Fun Way to Experience Colour”

by Angela Melito Working group members: Danielle Goulé, Angela Melito, Emmeli Rolleberg, Magdalena Svensson, David Bramham

We are able to hear a single tone, but we almost never see a single colour, unconnected and unrelated to other colours. Colours present themselves in continuous flux, constantly related to changing neighbours and changing conditions.

Josef Albers, Interaction of Colour (1963)

Inspired by Josef Albers’ work with colour theory, the workshop provided a space for young people to experience colour theory in a playful and experimental way. Visitors – both children and adults – were invited to create their own compositions and play a variety of games connected to colours and the Bauhaus School

Angela Melito is an Italian artist based in Gothenburg. With a background in Fine Art, she graduated from the Master’s programme in Ceramic Art at HDK-Valand in 2020.

All images by Katarina Andersson

Title: “Leave your Mark”

by Oskar Summerton

In metalworking and jewellery making, putting your makers mark on your work is often the finishing touch, it’s like a ritual that affirms that “this object was made by my hands” and the sense of empowerment you get from this gesture is something I want others to experience.

Oskar Summerton

Oskar invited workshop participants to leave their ‘marks’ on a large sheet of aluminium using metalworking engravers and punches.

Oskar Summerton completed his Master’s degrees in Jewellery Art at HDK-Valand in 2020. For his MA degree project he explored making tools out of recycled materials and the workshop as a place of experimentation, play and collaboration.

For the Stockholm Craft Week workshops Summerton sought to share understanding of basic metalworking techniques and metal crafts.

All images by Katarina Andersson

Title: “Ways into Weaving”

by Merja Hanne Ulvinen, Subani Melin and Rosa Tolnov Clausen

A study group is a format of shared learning that is initiated and developed by a motivation to work collaboratively.

Artists and researchers Subani, Merja and Rosa share a common interest in hand-weaving and are all concerned with the question of craft and the emergent politics of the commons.

In Spring 2020 they established the study group Ways Into Weaving as a platform to discuss and share thoughts, approaches and work around weaving during the restrictions of COVID19

During Stockholm Craft Week they had their first in-person meeting and invited everyone with an interest in weaving, with or without experience, to join.

Merja Hannele Ulvinen graduated in fashion design. Currently her creative practice focuses on design as a catalyst for discussion that encourages and challenges young people to think style and trends differently.

Subani Melin has a BA in Textile Art and is currently doing her MA at HDK-Valand. She works as an art educator at the Göteborgs Konsthall. In her artistic work Melin focuses on hand weaving and is interested in the therapeutic aspects of making art.

Rosa Tolnov Clausen is educated as textile designer. Through her current PhD research at the HDK-Valand she investigates the histories and future potential for hand weaving in the Nordic countries as a mode of storytelling.

All images by Katarina Andersson

Title: “CRAFT STORIES”

by Staffan Jonsson at the Nordiska Museet

Staffan Jonsson completed his master’s degrees at the HDK-Valand in 2020. During the Stockholm Craft Week, Jonsson displayed his master’s degree project in a window exhibition in the museum shop at the Nordiska Museum.

Arts and crafts as bearers of meaning, collective memory and story. How do we face and challenge these aspects within contemporary arts and crafts? Meeting the everyday through materials and objects and the exclusivity of the craft.

Staffan Jonsson

All images by Stockholm Craft Week

Title: “Vid strandkanter, väggrenar, utkanter (Handwoven Rya Tapestries)”

by Emelie Röndahl at the Fiberspace Gallery

IMAGE CAPTIONS & CREDITS

01 – 04
“COLOUR JUMBLE – A Fun Way to Experience Colour” by Angela Melito
Photo by Katarina Andersson

05 – 08
“Leave your Mark” by Oskar Summerton
Photo by Katarina Andersson

09 – 12
“Ways into Weaving” by Merja Hanne Ulvinen, Subani Melin and Rosa Tolnov Clausen
Photo by Katarina Andersson

13 – 14
“CRAFT STORIES” by Staffan Jonsson at the Nordiska Museet
Photo by Katarina Andersson

15 – 20
“Vid strandkanter, väggrenar, utkanter (Handwoven Rya Tapestries)” by Emelie Röndahl at the Fiberspace Gallery
Photo by Stockholm Craft Week