Maria Hellström Reimer is professor in design in theory and practice. "—A broad interest in creativity, knowledge production and societal issues led me to make the move from the field of visual art to the field of design research. Central to my research is the situating of design practice in a wider cultural context of artistic experimentation, signifying practice and value production. Design research is a transdisciplinary activity, the double assignment of which is to critically explore the material and social conditions for co-existence and creatively develop new, sustainable and just artefacts, environments and methods. At present, I am coordinating and participating in a number of interdisciplinary research projects within the fields of design, art, landscape architecture, and cultural studies. The artistic research project "Translocal Poetics" explores time geographical technologies and genealogies through collaborative video essays. "Design Research for Uncertain Futures" is an international initiative with the aim to practically articulate and theoretically reformulate the points of departure for design research. From 2021 and onwards I also hold the position as scientific adviser in artistic research for the Swedish Research Council, which gives me the opportunity to engage in research strategic questions with en emphasis on the need for experimental and thematically cross-border research. I also consider international exchange to be important and I am currently involved with a number of research networks in Europe and beyond. During th spring 2019 I was visiting professor at Cornell University, USA, and during the autumn 2021 I will continue my collaboration with TEAMed at Université de Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis.

Research Projects

You can find previous research projects in the Diva database.