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Franz James

Universitetslektor

Enheten för design och konsthantverk
Steneby
Besöksadress
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
66695 Dals långed
Postadress
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
66695 Dals Långed

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Enheten för design och konsthantverk
Steneby
Telefon
Besöksadress
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
66695 Göteborg
Postadress
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
66695 Göteborg

Om Franz James

Franz James is a multi-tasking doctoral student and practicing product/furniture designer. As partner in a design company he works with interior objects for closed environments, such as prisons and psychiatric hospitals. James is currently on leave from his position as Associate Professor in Furniture Design at HDK - Academy of Design and Craft, University of Gothenburg, to do a Ph.D. in design with the project Carceral design: Understanding the meaning and impact of objects, furniture and interior design in institutional spaces of incarceration and care. The dichotomy between design for wellbeing and/or security is critically examined in his work, as well as terms like ‘home’, ‘noninstitutional’, and ‘normality’. James is also engaged in an interdisciplinary research project concerning the meaning of the physical environment in the Swedish state’s special residential homes for young people with psychosocial problems, substance abuse and criminal behaviour.