Cheryl Akner Koler

Sweden (residence), Sweden, United States (citizenship)
research interests: haptic, aesthetic abstractions, creative collaboration, cross-disciplinary, intradisciplinary, applied aesthetics, sensitizing labs
affiliation: Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design

Project leader and artistic leader of HAPTICA -an expert in the attributes of the hand.

Cheryl is a Sculptor, Docent and  Professor in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics at Konstfack, Stockholm in the design program. She completed her Ph.D. at the School of Architecture in  Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg in 2007 entitled Form & Formlessness. She has been the main applicant and project lead of three major artistic research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council and has led a number of other research projects from Vinnova and Knowledge foundation (KK Stiftelse) etc. Cheryl teaches a sculptural gestalt approach that involves embodied studies, aesthetic abstractions, labs and product semiotic in the Bachelors and Masters program.  She held a 4-year guest professorship (2009-2012) at the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science on Campus Grythyttan, at OĢˆrebro University where she worked with culinary and performative artist in developing their profile in aesthetics and haptics. 


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