Lena Håkanson

Lena Håkanson

Senior lecturer
Department of Design Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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I work as a senior lecturer in design at the Department of Design. My focus is  practice-based learning and artistic, material based work in design projects with focus on sustainability. I work part time as a senior lecturer, part time I run my design studio, non stop design.


I teach at the bachelor program Design + Change and the master program Design + Change. I teach subjects related to my profession as a designer like textile product design, colour studies, printing and pattern design as well as design projects and design processes. I am workshop manager at the Textile and Screen printing workshop at the Department of Design in Växjö.


In my research I examine creative artistic material based learning in a design educational context. How do we learn things that not can be read or googled? What is tacit knowledge? I work with workshops in projects together with students where we explore learning and artistic work in different ways. I use "handicraft" as inspiration in the practice-based learning.

I am also member of the research group Praktikforum, together with my colleagues Anna-Karin Arvidsson, Stephanie Carleklev and Stephan Hruza. We collaboratively explore artistic, material-based work and tacit knowledge.


Workshop manager for the Textile and screenprinting workshop at Department of design.


Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Artistic output (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))