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Thomas Laurien

Senior lecturer

Thomas Laurien
Senior lecturer
thomas.laurien@hdk.gu.se

Postal Address: Box 131, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6 - 8 , 41137 Göteborg


HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (More Information)
Box 131
405 30 Göteborg
www.hdk.gu.se/sv
info@hdk.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4888
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6 - 8 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Thomas Laurien

 

I am interested in the cross disciplinary research field Environmental Humanities, where there is space and need for artistic approaches and methods, in addition to the ways that Science and the Humanities together tackle the environmental challenges of our time.


In 2017 I initiated and curated the exhibition ”New Companionships” for the Gothenburg Design Festival. In this exhibition I highlighted artistic work by HDK students who could be said to belong to the discourse Environmental Humanities in various ways. The exhibition and its interlinked talks and workshop acted as a catalyst for the free standing course “Design and the Posthumanist Perspective”, now up and running (see: https://hdk.gu.se/english/education/courses/design-and-the-posthumanist-perspective--15-credits).


As a continuation of these initiatives a panel was organized for the Gothenburg Design Festival 2018, where designers, design researchers and design educators reflected on the ways that a posthumanist perspective can affect design, and how designers, design researchers and design educators can relate to the field Environmental Humanities. (See https://gothenburgdesignfestival.se/events/design-and-posthumanism/.) After the panel we decided to form the network Design and Posthumanism: www.designandposthumanism.org.


Currently I’m engaged in the project “Shimmer and Entanglements in the Viskan Valley”, together with my colleague Theo Ågren. (See https://hdk.gu.se/aktuellt/n//posthumanistiskt-konstprojekt-med-an-viskan-och-dess-omgivningar.cid1617153.)



I am an active member of the networks “Design and Posthumanism”, and GU-CAS (a Critical Animal Studies network at Gothenburg University). I am also a member of GGBC – Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre.

 


For images from projects, see the tab publications, and/or:
https://www.instagram.com/thomaslaurien/
https://www.pinterest.com/thomaslaurien5/
 

Major publications

The Scarlet Lily Beetle Sanctuary
Thomas Laurien
"(Un)Common Worlds: Contesting the limits of human-animal communities", The Human-Animal Studies Conference, 7-9 August 2018, Turku, Finland, 2018

New Companionships
Thomas Laurien
Nov 20th-25th, 2017, Gothenburg Design Festival 2017, 2017

Händelser på ytan – shibori som kunskapande rörelse
Thomas Laurien
Göteborg, ArtMonitor, Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet, 2016

Upperud Cabinet of Curiosity
Thomas Laurien
Dalslands konstmuseum, Åsensbruk, 29/3-18/5 2014, 2014

Latest publications

The Scarlet Lily Beetle Sanctuary
Thomas Laurien
"(Un)Common Worlds: Contesting the limits of human-animal communities", The Human-Animal Studies Conference, 7-9 August 2018, Turku, Finland, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

New Companionships
Thomas Laurien
Nov 20th-25th, 2017, Gothenburg Design Festival 2017, Artwork 2017
Artwork

DIPLOPIA – En undersökning av dubbelhet
Theodore Ågren, Thomas Laurien
Installation och film visad under Gothenburg Designfestival., Artwork 2017
Artwork

Händelser på ytan – shibori som kunskapande rörelse
Thomas Laurien
Göteborg, ArtMonitor, Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet, Doctoral thesis 2016
Doctoral thesis

Pleasure / Unpleasure. Performing Cultural Heritage - Voices from the Artistic Practice of Shibori in Sweden
Thomas Laurien
Crafting Cultural Heritage, Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Att framföra kropp – tio aspekter
Thomas Laurien
Dals Långed: Steneby konsthall, Artwork 2015
Artwork

Upperud Cabinet of Curiosity
Thomas Laurien
Dalslands konstmuseum, Åsensbruk, 29/3-18/5 2014, Artwork 2014
Artwork

Plenitude
Thomas Laurien
Svenska ambassaden, Tokyo, Artwork 2013
Artwork

Major publications

The Scarlet Lily Beetle Sanctuary
Thomas Laurien
"(Un)Common Worlds: Contesting the limits of human-animal communities", The Human-Animal Studies Conference, 7-9 August 2018, Turku, Finland, 2018

New Companionships
Thomas Laurien
Nov 20th-25th, 2017, Gothenburg Design Festival 2017, 2017

Händelser på ytan – shibori som kunskapande rörelse
Thomas Laurien
Göteborg, ArtMonitor, Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet, 2016

Upperud Cabinet of Curiosity
Thomas Laurien
Dalslands konstmuseum, Åsensbruk, 29/3-18/5 2014, 2014

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2018

The Scarlet Lily Beetle Sanctuary
Thomas Laurien
"(Un)Common Worlds: Contesting the limits of human-animal communities", The Human-Animal Studies Conference, 7-9 August 2018, Turku, Finland, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

2017

New Companionships
Thomas Laurien
Nov 20th-25th, 2017, Gothenburg Design Festival 2017, Artwork 2017
Artwork

DIPLOPIA – En undersökning av dubbelhet
Theodore Ågren, Thomas Laurien
Installation och film visad under Gothenburg Designfestival., Artwork 2017
Artwork

2016

Händelser på ytan – shibori som kunskapande rörelse
Thomas Laurien
Göteborg, ArtMonitor, Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet, Doctoral thesis 2016
Doctoral thesis

Pleasure / Unpleasure. Performing Cultural Heritage - Voices from the Artistic Practice of Shibori in Sweden
Thomas Laurien
Crafting Cultural Heritage, Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Att framföra kropp – tio aspekter
Thomas Laurien
Dals Långed: Steneby konsthall, Artwork 2015
Artwork

2014

Upperud Cabinet of Curiosity
Thomas Laurien
Dalslands konstmuseum, Åsensbruk, 29/3-18/5 2014, Artwork 2014
Artwork

2013

Plenitude
Thomas Laurien
Svenska ambassaden, Tokyo, Artwork 2013
Artwork

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