Programme of the Workshop on Place

In this workshop theoretical engagement is interwoven with rapid prototyping.
A special focus will be given to the concept of transparency, and to the role of im/materiality in mediating presence. Invited guest speakers will contribute to this topic and discuss its relation to innovative glass craft and artistic research.

The number of participants at the workshop is limited but if you have related research interests and would like to contribute, please write an introductory email to Charlie Gullström ( and Caroline Nevejan ( by 15 February and we will let you know if we can offer you a place at the workshop.

Wednesday 14 March:

(e.g. 7AM flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm)
11.30 Bag-drop at Hotel Birger Jarl ( 15-minute walk to KTH main campus
12.00 Lunch in the The Presence Lab - our EIT ICT Labs experience lab (Use the stairs on Osquldas väg 9, see directions
-Welcome and introductions by Charlie Gullström & Caroline Nevejan
-The origins of the reactor hall, by Leif Handberg
13.30 Talk 1: Caroline Nevejan: Witnessed Presence & the Being Here testbed
15.00 Talk 2: Franz Willem Korsten: Address of attention & Address of expression
16.30 Video loop exercise and leg stretcher
17.00 Talk 3: Charlie Gullström: A conceptual toolbox for Presence Design
18.00 Final discussions
19.00 Dinner

Thursday 15th March:
9.00 Workshop at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Tube station Telefonplan) on the topic of im/materiality, hosted by Professor Rolf Hughes and with contributions from glass artists Anna Carlgren and Charlie Stern.
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Two parallel prototype sessions will take place (we form two groups):

Prototype 1: "Shared negotiation space" , chair: Charlie Gullstrom
Inspirational talk by Satinder Gill on Body Moves
Inspiration talk provided by Catholijn Jonker on the Pocket Negotiator

Prototype 2: "Octagonal Hang-out", chair: Leif Handberg
Inspiration talk by Gwen Kolffschoten on Thinklets
Inspiration talk by the Luleå team

17.00 Groups share what they have produced

18.00 Continued prototyping & Dinner

22.00 Sleep

Friday 16th March:
9-11 Prototyping, continued.
11-13 Identify next steps: framework for co-authored papers, demonstrators and applications
13.00 Lunch & departures

CN , Charlie Gullström