An international one-day conference in Stockholm 4 October 2023

Take the opportunity to network, and attend interesting lectures and panel discussions. On 4 October 2023, an international one-day conference focusing on contemporary crafts will be held in the capital of Sweden. Curating Craft kicks off the five-year anniversary of Stockholm Craft Week, and among the participants are representatives from the Nordic countries and the USA. Buy your ticket now to secure a place!

Available now – tickets for Curating Craft, an international one-day conference bringing together craft artists and aiming at strengthening the field of curating contemporary crafts. The conference opens this year’s Stockholm Craft Week and is organized by The Swedish Crafts Centre (Konsthantverkscentrum) in collaboration with NNCA – Nordic Network of Crafts Associations. Curating Craft on 4 October 2023 at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, in Stockholm, and the panelists include renowned representatives from the Nordic countries and the USA. If you are a practitioner, student or otherwise active in the field, you can already secure a place at Curating Craft. The ticket costs 280 SEK and includes vegan lunch and refreshments. Your ticket also serves as an invitation to the opening of Stockholm Craft Week, which celebrates its fifth anniversary and will be inaugurated by the Swedish Minister of Culture. Last day for ticket purchases is 15 September.

Curating Craft is organized by the Swedish Crafts Centre (Konsthantverkscentrum) and NNCA – Nordic Network of Crafts Associations, with support from the Nordic Culture Fund and IASPIS – International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts

Lectures on contemporary crafts 4 October

When? Curating Craft will be held on 4 October 2023, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.
Opening of Stockholm Craft Week from 5 to 8 PM.

Where? Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (Studion, level 1) Stockholm, Sweden.

How? A ticket for Curating Craft costs 280 SEK and includes coffee, refreshments and a light vegan lunch. The conference will be completely in English. For special dietary requirements, please contact

A complete program for the conference will be released at the beginning of September!



Registration and Coffee




Bettina Køppe (DK)


Damon Crain (US)


Video work by Veera Kulju (FI)


Marcia Harvey Isaksson (SE)




Curator Anne Klontz is presenting the exhibition ”Fresh brew” at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Galleri 5


Daniela Ramos Arias (NO)


Ragna Fróðadóttir (IS)


Fika / Coffee break


Panel discussion


The conference ends


Inauguration of Stockholm Craft Week by the Minister of Culture, Parisa Liljestrand 17:15 PM



  • Damon Crain (US) • Gallerist and curator
    Damon Crain runs Culture Object in New York, a gallery with focus on objects that integrate conceptuality with functionality. As an art and design historian, he specialises in glass art and collaborates with several Swedish glass artists.

  • Ragna Fróðadóttir (IS) • Artist and curator
    Ragna Fróðadóttir is an artist and curator based in New York. She runs her own studio and is also the director of Edelkoort Inc and New York Textile Month. She was previously head of the textile department at the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts.

  • Daniela Ramos Arias (NO) • Curator
    Daniela Ramos Arias is a curator and co-founder of Kiosken, an interdisciplinary platform for craft, art and design in Bergen. She is also one of the founders of the online publication Toolbox.

  • Bettina Køppe (DK) • Gallerist and curator
    Bettina Køppe has extensive experience in curating crafts and runs Køppe Contemporary Objects gallery on Bornholm, Denmark. She is interested in how traditional craft techniques can be used to create contemporary expressions and relevance.

  • Marcia Harvey Isaksson (SE) •  Gallerist and curator
    Marcia Harvey Isaksson is a textile artist and curator, as well as the founder of the Fiberspace gallery in Stockholm. In her newly established platform Southnord  she focuses on creating space for Afro-Nordic artists.


  • Evelina Hedin (SE) • Project manager and curator
    Evelina Hedin is an international coordinator at the Swedish Crafts Centre in Stockholm and was previously director of Gustavsbergs Konsthall. She is also a textile artist and curator within the field of craft.