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When the conscious listens to the unconscious


Time: 3 pm – 6 pm, 8 November
Place: The Project Room, Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committée, Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm.
Language: English
Free admission

Programme: Introduction to the project by Jelena Rundqvist, with soundtrack by Jean-Louis Huhta featuring Ivana Králíková throwing ceramics on the wheel followed by presentations by Gemma Draper, Mònica Gaspar Mallol, Yuka Oyama and Julia Uddén.
When the conscious listens to the unconscious is a project curated by Jelena Rundqvist in collaboration with Iaspis, concerning embedded knowledge within design and craft.
On the 8th of November 2012, a first introduction of the project will be held at Iaspis, followed by a research session at Brunnsvik Folk High School in Dalarna. A series of open sessions will follow in 2013.

Geppetto the woodcarver carved a puppet out of a block of wood and his
love for it made it come alive. Does the fairytale of Pinocchio contain
any truth about design, not only figuratively but also literally? How
do love, rhythm, relationships with objects and space, the physical body,
spiritual value and unconscious intelligence influence the practice of

The concept of knowledge as it tends to be understood and used within
academia can be limiting when applied to design and aesthetics.
Wordless knowledge, intuitive processes and methods, the embedded knowledge
within design practices, can be difficult to communicate in the current theoretical language. Increasing demands on theoretical analysis within the design field, together with hierarchies between theoretical and practical practice, might favour a design development accordingly to already existing intellectual concepts and definitions - thus missing out on important knowledge that could contribute to the understanding of design and how it affects us.
When the conscious listens to the unconscious is a series of explorative sessions that will bring together practitioners from the fields of design, craft and architecture and participants from outside the realm of aesthetics, such as neuroscientists and psychotherapists.The aim of the project is to assemble participants with different
approaches to their work who share an interest in developing and expanding the understanding of design and aesthetics.
                                                                                                 - Jelena Rundqvist

Participants at the first session are: Josefin Arnell, fashion designer (SE), Christina Bodin Danielsson, architect and researcher (SE), Gemma Draper, jewellery designer (ES), Mònica Gaspar Mallol, curator and writer (CH), Ivana Králíková, ceramic artist (CZ), Tor Lindstrand, architect and Associate Professor, School of Architecture (SE), AndreasNobel, interior designer and researcher (SE), Yuka Oyama, artist (DE), Julia Uddén, cognitive neuroscientist, Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics(SE).

Image: Marta Dauliute/Ivana Králíková.
For more information please contact Iaspis project coordinator Sara
Teleman,  or +46 (0)8 506 551

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