In Spring 2024 the MFA Fine Art programme at HDK-Valand presents Speculative Gatherings at Slakthuset in Gothenburg. In the spirit of creative and experimental ambitions, graduating students share a selection of their artistic work at the site that will become the future Göteborgs Konsthall.

speculative gatherings

What is Speculative Gatherings?

This year’s group have taken up the opportunity of a new, temporary location at Slakthuset, understanding it as a kind of creative hub in which they can welcome and host new audiences to their work. Developed as 14 independent artistic projects motivated by processes of research and enquiry, Speculative Gatherings is a public occasion offering a dynamic series of art works, hosted talks, dinners, performances, readings and screenings. 

Under the collective title of Speculative Gatherings the group aims to explore: “What worlds are possible? What stories do we want to tell? In a society focused on the individual, how do we create ways of gathering? Speculating asks us to think about how things are and how they could be. When we gather we make worlds, share ideas, use tools, and tell stories.”

parent child workshop


Parent-Child Workshop:
Drawing & Painting & Conversations on Mothering
Saturday 11 May, 2024, 13:00-15:00
Language:  English & Swedish
Materials provided

Join artist Cori Rina Oancea for a parent-child workshop, where we engage in drawing, painting, and conversations centered around mothering, parenting, and motherhood. Through this collaborative effort, we aim to foster different perspectives on the subject, guided by the artistic voices of our children.

artist talk

The unique needs of parents within educational communities

Recognising parenthood as a significant aspect of individuals’ lives, HDK-Valand Academy of Art & Design at University of Gothenburg has undertaken efforts to ensure an equitable and supportive study environment for all, but more can be done to help parents who are also students. What could be developed and implemented within the university for the future?

Klara Björk is Prefekt / Head of Department for HDK-Valand Academy of Art & Design at the University of Gothenburg. Prior to this she was program responsible for the Masters Film program at HDK-Valand. She teaches on matters related to producing and publicness within the film program.
Lotta Kvist is a designer and senior lecturer at HDK-Valand Academy of Art & Design. She has an assignment within the Faculty of the Arts on the topic of student health and environment. She is also a practising Reiki master. As a multidisciplinary artist, Cori Rina Oancea creates thought-provoking pieces that serve as catalysts for profound conversations about pressing societal issues such as feminism, motherhood, and gender policies. She initiated the discussions around mothering inside the university and now it became a project that is currently in development.