Kristina Lindström

Kristina LinPostdoctoral researcher
E-mail: kristina.lindstrom@umu.se
Portfolio: www.misplay.se

Background

I have an MA in interaction design from the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University.  After my studies I worked as an interaction design at the Swedish television. My work there dealt with integration of broadcast and social media.

In 2003 I started to work at the Interactive Institute, where I also began a longstanding collaboration with Åsa Ståhl. In our shared work at the Interactive Institute we focused on issues of participation, storytelling and communication with the use of everyday technologies. This was for example done through the artistic research project [ordlekar].

To continue our shared work we started a collaborative PhD at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University in 2008. The basis of our research was the project Threads - a Mobile Sewing Circle, which was a collaboration with the Swedish Traveling Exhibitions amongst others. In early 2014 we defended our thesis titled: Patchworking Publics-in-the-Making - design, media and public engagement.

Research

Between 2014 and 2016,  I held a postdoc position at UID, where I explore designerly public engagement, drawing on participatory design, speculative design, critical making and feminist technoscience.

My interest in public engagement through design was articulated in my thesis. Since then I have continued to explore this matter in projects such as UNRAVEL/REPEAT, which focuses on obsolescence of mobile phones, and HYBRID MATTERs, which focuses on hybrid matters that emerges in a digital or post industrial society. As part of HYMRID MATTERs me and Åsa Ståhl invite to a series of public engagemang events where we engage with how we can continue to live with or without plastics. The latest experiment is on composting plastics. See more on: http://invitations.hybridmatters.net

Publications

For an extended list of publications see: http://forskning.mah.se/id/k3krli

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