Thomas Laurien

Viskan & Vättern

Thomas Laurien is a designer/artist, curator, researcher and educator based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He holds a PhD in Design and works as a senior lecturer/associate professor at HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design at the University of Gothenburg. Laurien is currently deeply immersed in the research projects “Whose Body of Water? Rights of Nature as Environmental Guardianship for Sweden” and “Design after Progress: Reimagining Design Histories and Futures” as well as being the chair and artistic co-leader of the NGO “Skimmer och härvor” (“Shimmer and Entanglements”). He is also co-founder and coordinator of the network Design+Posthumanism and is an affiliated researcher at The Posthumanities Hub, at KTH in Stockholm.