Newsletter from The Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
The Research School consists of artistic research and research on education within the artistic field and is run by the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy. View newsletter in your browser.

Martin's Eye. Eva la Cour, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy.

Postdoctoral position in design, craft and society with a focus on migration

Application deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017
The Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) and School of Global Studies (SGS) are looking for a postdoctoral candidate to conduct research on the relationship between design, society and migration. The research is conducted at HDK and SGS as well as within the Centre on Global Migration (CGM). Employment is for a limited period of two years. 
Recruitment is carried out as a collaboration between the Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) and School of Global Studies (SGS) with organisational affiliation at HDK. More information and application details here.

Seminars, workshops and symposium

Link to the Research School's webpage and calendar

Normally the texts are uploaded in the internal learning platform GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”.

If you don't have access to GUL contact Anna Frisk.

Wednesday, 5th April, 13:00.15:00
25%-seminar: Andre Alves, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy

Title: The paradoxical agency of enactments of the sad, the mad and the slacker
Discussant: Frans Jacobi, Professor at KHiB, Bergen Academy of Art & Design
Venue: MA Film seminar room, entrance via Storgatan 43, 5th floor
This seminar will be held in English.

Wednesday, 5th April, 15:00-17:00  
25%-seminar: Eva la Cour, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy

Title: The Figure of the Guide: Mediating the open terrain
Discussant: Britt Kramvig, Professor, Department of Tourism & Northern Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway
Venue: Bio Valand, Storgatan 43
This seminar will be held in English.

Wednesday, 10th May, 13:00-15:00
80%-seminar: Hanna Nordenhök, Literary Composition, Poetry and Prose, Valand Academy
Discussant: Kristina Hagström Ståhl, PARSE professor at Academy of Music and Drama
Venue: X-Library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
More information will be available shortly.

Friday, 12th May, 10:00-12:00
50%-seminar: Franz James, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
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, University of California at Berkeley

Venue: Hörsalen, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
This seminar will be held in English.

Friday, 9th June, 13:00-15:00
25%-seminar: Niklas Rudbäck, Research on Arts Education, Academy of Music and Drama
Discussant: Karin Johansson, Professor of Artistic Research in Music, Malmö Academy of Music
Venue: Room 303, HSM, Fågelsången 1

Research School's Symposium Spring 2017

Dates: Monday, April 3 - Tuesday, April 4
Venue: Glashuset, entrance via Chalmersgatan 4
Welcome to the Research School's Symposium for Spring 2017. This symposium will examine issues of ethics, particularly looking at how such issues are addressed and dealt with – from multiple and complex perspectives – in contemporary research, as well as in contem- porary artistic, design and performance practices and discourses. Participating guests include Annette Markham, Elisabeth Hjort and Henry Mainsah. Download symposium programme here.

The Spring 2017 symposium is organized by doctoral candidates Nicolas Cheng, Angeliki Dimaki-Adolfsen, Hanna af Ekström, and Emelie Röndahl.

Please email Anna Frisk to enroll for the symposium.

Other courses

Introduction to Research Within the Arts I: Independent course at HDK, Autumn 2017
Application deadline: Tuesday, April 18
The overall purpose and goal is to give students an orientation in terms of history, theory, methodology and publishing with respect to research in the artistic field. The course is cross-artistic and organized in series of seminars that deal with the following areas of research in the artistic field: historical development and theories, orientation and formulation of research questions and research methods. The course also includes the identification of individual research topics on the basis of the student’s own artistic practice.
Course entry requirement: Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts 180 credits and at least 60 credits at second cycle level in the artistic field, or the equivalent.
More information and application details here.

Scholarships and grants

Here you can find a list of scholarships and grants offered by the University of Gothenburg for different categories of applicants in all disciplines. Go to list.

Here you can find a list of funding calls published by Stockholm University. Go to list.

Call for applications and proposals

Call for Papers: ‘On Writing & Performance’ 
Proposal deadline: Monday, May 8
This issue of Performance Research sets out to gather research and scholarly articles, artists’ pages and images and critical and creative work on contemporary writing and its performance, on performance and its writings, and on the various environments and contexts in which such work takes place. The issue imagines how a text can be conceptualized, written, presented and figured with equal or more contingency and responsiveness to temporal and corporeal happenings, and vice versa.
More information and submission guidelines here.

Call for applications: Artistic Assistants (PhD in the Arts)
Application deadline: Friday, April 21
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent invites applications to two full-time Artistic Assistant (PhD in the Arts) positions. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory together constitute the School of Arts of University College Ghent. 
More information and application details here.

Nordic Summer University (NSU): Summer Session 2017 in Latvia
Application period: Saturday, April 1 - Monday, May 1
Since 1950, the Nordic Summer University (NSU) actively supports the cultivation of new ideas and growing research networks in the Nordic countries. The NSU summer session 2017 will be held in Saulkrasti, Latvia from July 26 to August 2. Keynote speakers: Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iceland, and Cecilia Malmström Olsson (Phd), freelance dance researcher, writer and lecturer. More information here.

Call for Participation: Nordic Summer University (NSU) Artistic Research Circle 7
Submission deadline: Monday, May 1
NSU Artistic Research Circle 7 invites scholars and artists from all fields to take part in their Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research study circle, a migratory non-hierarchical group of international artistic researchers. Artistic research Circle 7 welcomes workshops, working groups, interventions, presentations and experiments exploring themes of Functions, Fissures and Failures: How artistic research can break and build societal strategies.
More information and submission guidelines here.

Seminars and events

Symposium on Ecological Awareness in Art Practice and Art Education
The art and research project RAIN invites everyone, students and staff at the Faculty of Arts to a symposium that address the question: How we can actively work with environmental issues on artistic ground? The symposium starts with a workshop on climate depression. RAIN is run by Kajsa G. Eriksson and Fredric Gunve, department VMK (Visual and Material Culture) at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts. More information here.
Date and time: Tuesday, April 4, 13:00 - 16:00
Venue: Art Library, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies / Curating the city: Seminar with Clare Melhuish
Clare Melhuish Senior Research Associate and Co-Director of UCL Urban Laboratory as well the Curating the City research cluster at UGOT/UCL will present her paper "The real modernity that is here:understanding the role of digital visualisations in the production of a new urban imaginary at Msheireb Downtown, Doha”. The paper is co-authored with Monica Degen (Brunel University) and Gillian Rose (The Open University). 
More information here.
Date and time: Tuesday, April 4, 13:00- 15:00

Venue: Room 206B, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Final doctoral seminar: Janna HolmstedtPhD Candidate in Visual Arts, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Title: “Are You Ready for a Wet Live-In? Explorations into Listening”
Opponent: Brandon LaBelle (Berlin), Professor of New Media at Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Date and time: Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, Arts Campus, Östra Strandgatan 28 B, in the Seminar room.
More information here.

From science to art (and back)
The final research event of the project Transpositions: Artistic Data Exploration.
Science and art are usually held distinct due to the different kinds of processes they employ and the character of the conclusions that they draw. However, what if artists were to extend scientific methodologies while radicalising their stance in post-conceptual art under the heading ‘artistic research’?

Dates and venue: Stockholm, October 4-6, 2017
More information and pre-registration here.

Transparency: The Must-Have Driver for Change
Transparency is the current buzzword in the apparel, textiles and footwear industry. But what do we mean when we refer to transparency of sustainability efforts? Do we all have the same understanding? What are the expectations that should be met? The Swedish School of Textiles and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition invite you to participate in an open stakeholder dialogue on this topic.

 More information and registration here.
Time: Saturday, April 6, 10:00–12:30
Venue: Marketplace Borås, Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås

TRADERS Open School  - the city could be otherwise
TRADERS Open School is a 10-day academy that brings together art and design thinkers, practitioners and various publics to critically engage in urban processes and discourses through the lenses of agency, participation and public space. The event is premised on the notion that ‘things can be otherwise’, it acts as a challenge to rethink and conceptualise potential urban futures by way of art and design. More information and registration details here.
Dates: April 21 - 30, 2017

Venue: Z33 Kunstencentrum, Hasselt, Belgium

Speculate, Collaborate, Define - Textile thinking for future ways of living
The exhibition Speculate, collaborate, define – textile thinking for future ways of living, is a work in progress by the PhD students in the ArcInTexETN project. ArcInTexETN is an EU-funded training network of early stage researchers exploring new expressions of living through textile thinking. More information here.
Exhibtion dates: March 23 - May 14, 2017
Venue: Textile Museum,  Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås, Sweden

Can Art Save the World? Art in an Age of Anger and Appropriation
This is the third seminar in a series of four within Uniart's appreciated series Can art save the world? In this era of rising inequality, far-right ethnic nationalism, and xenophobia is it ethical, or even possible, for artists to express themselves by imagining experiences they have not had? More information here.
Date and time: Monday, April 3, 17.00-19.30
Venue: Linnégatan 87, room L502, 5th floor, Stockholm

Everything and everybody as material: beyond fashion design methods
Research in fashion design, experimental or theoretical, is no longer concerned with finite categories of design; meaning what is designed and how it is designed are radically expanded. As the territories between fashion and fashion research practice slide and loosen to encounter eachother, other fields, disciplines and terrains; we are challenged to reconcile the way we attribute the basis of knowledge in fashion design. More information and registration details here.

Conference dates: June 7-9, 2017
Venue: The Swedish School of Textiles, Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås, Sweden

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