Presentations by Maria Andersson and Anton Alvarez
13:00 Maria Andersson
13:45 Anton Alvarez
14:30 Discussion moderated by Markus Bergström
Maria is based in Berlin and Årjäng. After graduating from HDK three years ago she’s been working with weaving, both from an artistic perspective and as craft. Her practice departs from the loom and the preparatory moments that it requires. During this process she tries to pause and find weight, importance and clarity from the simple which in her latest project involves three-dimensional objects. Parallell to her own artistic practice she’s employed by a Swedish artist and together with four weavers she’s running a textile studio in Berlin.
Currently Stockholm based Swedish-Chilean Anton Alvarez is a 2012 graduate from the Royal College of Art in London. Alvarez originally studied cabinetmaking before completing an Interior Architecture and Furniture Design course at Konstfack. Alvarez’s work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing objects and architecture. Alvarez work has been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Salon94 in New York, Xue Xue institute in Taipei and Gallery Libby Sellers in London.
Making a Living: A HDK conference that looks at practices and strategies that designers and workers in crafts use to organise themselves and others in multi- and/or trans-disciplinary work. Spread out over three days and three sessions Making a Living includes talks and discussions around the issues of taking place as a professional after a Design or Crafts education. It is about Making a Living.