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Thomas Laurien

Senior Lecturer

The Design
Unit
Visiting address
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
41137 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

About Thomas Laurien

PhD in Design, Designer MFA, curator, and educator

The following projects, activities and commitments - in addition to teaching in the design program - fill my waking hours to the brim:

”Whose Body of Water? Rights of Nature as Environmental Guardianship for Sweden” (2023-2027). Research project funded by Formas and more. Team: Martin Hultman (Pl), Åsa Nilsson Dahlström, Thomas Laurien, Marie Widengård, Mariam Kanyama Carlsson, and more.

”Design after progress: reimagining design history and futures” (2023-2029). Research environment grant funded by the Swedish Research Council. Team: Åsa Ståhl (Pl), Kristina Lindström, Thomas Laurien, Maria Göransdotter, Li Jönsson, and more.

Chairman of the NGO Naturkulturföreningen skimmer och härvor (2022-ongoing)

Co-founder and coordinator of the ”Design and Posthumanism” network (2018-ongoing)

”Shimmer and Entanglements in the River Basin of Viskan” (2019-2023). Pl: Thomas Laurien and Theo Ågren. Project funded by Boråsregionen.

”Flow Feelers – applied ecofeminism for men” (2021-2022). Study circle and art project initiated and led by Thomas Laurien and Kennet Öhlund.

Affiliated researcher at The Posthumanities Hub, KTH Stockholm

Member of The Critical Animal Studies Network at the University of Gothenburg