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Klara Björk

Head of Department

HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and
Design
Visiting address
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

Lecturer

The Film, Photography and Literary Composition
Unit
Visiting address
Storgatan 43
41138 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

About Klara Björk

Klara Björk is program responsible for the Masters Film program at HDK-Valand and teaches on matters related to producing and publicness across the film program. She is interested in (critical) thinking through (artistic) practice involving visual literacy, decolonial practices, Sami identities; history and politics. Over the last three years, Björk been responsible for a Linnaeus-Palme funded teacher-student exchange between Sweden and South Africa. Her international involvement includes participation in a research project led by Jyoti Mistry as primary investigator called: Visual Methodologies in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The project worked across all geographic regions and culminated in extensive methods for working with social media technologies; decolonial practices and working with institutional archives.

On a national level Klara Björk has developed and been involved in projects on visual literacy through the non-profit NGO “Forum för visuell praktik” and managed an 18-month national cultivation and image literacy project: VP-modellen; Kameran som verktyg.

Klara Björk remains an active producer and partner in the production company Filmkreatörerna, established in 1996. Her producer filmography consists of numerous features, documentaries and installations with both national and international distribution. Her filmography as director consists of documentaries and shorts. She received her education at EAVE (European Audio Visuell Entrepreneur) and at Filmhögskolan at Göteborg University.