Svenja Keune

Academic Partner

Swedish School of Textiles

After exploring electronics to create adaptive and responsive textile surfaces and communicative objects, Svenja Keune turned toward seeds as a potential biological alternative, and as a dynamic material for textile design. During her PhD project “On Textile Farming” within the MSCA ArcInTexETN, and in order to explore alternative ways of living that the textile plant hybrids propose, she built and moved into a Tiny House on Wheels to live together with the research experiments. Her current interests include post-anthropocentric perspectives to textile and spatial design, additive manufacturing, multi-species relationships, design ethics, permaculture design processes, plant cultivation and biology.

Svenja Keune is a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, in Sweden and at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen, where she is currently working on ‘Designing and Living with Organisms (DLO)’, a 3 year project funded by an international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council.