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Ongoing, externally funded research projects


Form follows fiction: The Face of God 

Host: Academy of Design and Crafts

Contact at Academy of Design and Crafts: Johnny Friberg, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head 

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Importance of physical environment within juvenile care (sw: Den fysiska miljöns betydelse för ungdomar som vårdas inom de särskilda ungdomshemmen)

Funding: Statens Institutionsstyrelse (SIS)
Host: Institute of Health and Care, University of Gothenburg
Contact at HDK: Doctoral student Franz James

New human-machine interfaces for diversity and inclusion

The inclusion in technical innovation processes will be important when digital technologies become ubiquitous, embedded into everyday objects, part of our environment and even ourselves. The objective of this proposal is to develop principles for wearable technology through an exploratory norm creative process as a basis for a future research and innovation project. The target group for the project is companies that manufacture portable technology as well as university education in engineering, design, art and education. Expected results are new norm-creative processes and methods in the field of wearable technology.

Funding: Vinnova (September 2018 – January 2019)
Host: Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås
Contact at HDK: Professor Kajsa G. Eriksson

Marketplaces and Ecotourism (MISTRA)

The market place has played a key role in forming cities in Africa. In cities such as Kisumu most market places are informal and periodic. But market places are important and vital parts of the city as they serve as means for: interaction, meetings, exchange of goods and services, sales, marketing and production.
Ecotourism is about finding ways to travel responsibly to natural areas so that the environment is conserved and the well-being of citizens is sustained. The project focuses on climate change, environment and poverty reduction within the urban agriculture and food security context.

Funding: MISTRA Urban Futures.
Host: Chalmers
Contact at HDK: Professor Maria Nyström & Doctoral student Helena Hansson
Presentation of the projects Market places och Ecotourism

Reconciliatory Heritage: Reconstructing Heritage in a Time of Violence

Project with the overarching objective to investigate the possibilities that heritage may offer as a tool and meeting place for dialogue, mediation, reconciliation, and conflict resolution.
Part of URBSEC (Urban Safety and Societal Security Research Center). Gothenburg University in collaboration with Karlstad University.

Funding: 2017-2020, Swedish Research Council.
Host: Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg
Contact at HDK: Researcher Evren Uzer von Busch
Presentation of projects hosted by URBSEC.

The Role of Tourism in Multicultural Societies (TiMS)

Tourism and the tourism industry have been criticized for contributing to a uni-dimensional view of culture and people, which (re)produces stereotypic images, discredited histories and romantic fantasies. The objective of the project is to explore the role of tourism in multicultural societies, in Sweden and beyond, as well as to act for the inclusion and representation of diversity in tourism development and place branding.

Funding: 2019-2022, FORMAS.
Host: Malmö University
Contact at HDK: Researcher Helena Kraff
Presentation of project

Urban Materiality – Towards New Collaborations in Textile and Architectural Design 

Can textiles and architecture merge into something new that can be useful in urban environments? The project examines the field of textile architecture including an accoustic perspective. The aim is to create an interdisciplinary research platform for cooperation in textile architecture.

Funding: 2016-2019, the Swedish Research Council
Host: HDK
Contact: Researcher Kristina Fridh
Presentation of the research project Urban Materiality

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