Anna-Karin Arvidsson

Anna-Karin Arvidsson

Senior lecturer
Department of Design Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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As a lecturer in design at the Department of Design, I work with practice-based learning, artistic, material creation in various design projects with sustainability and change in focus. In addition to my work at Linnaeus University, I have my own practice as an artist.


I teach on the bachelor program Design+Change and the master program Design+Change. My teaching is related to my profession as an artist and craftsman. I am also responsible for the workshop for clay and ceramic materials in Växjö.


How does knowledge/unknowledge of the material, origin and construction of things affect human identity and what significance can materials have for the creation of identity in our time? Artists/craftsmen have a strong connection to materials. In my case, clay. The components, processes, origin, history, connotations, possibilities and disadvantages of clay are rooted and obvious. In the context I find myself in, I work actively with the material, but I am also a conscious user of materials in my everyday life. Although clay can be perceived as an open and simple material to understand, it is not obvious to everyone. This sparks my interest. How can an artist investigate and portray how knowledge/unknowledge of materials affects people's contemporary identity? How can the artistic interpretation in turn raise new perspectives and questions?


Member of the Education FKHS board, member of the editorial board of HumPodd.


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