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A project about design, history, present-day and future.

Design developed in parallel with industrial society. It has been part of the development of the present state of things. Today, forming a sustainable development is an urgent issue, meaning we must reconsider existing paradigms and search for new paths, including for design. By challenging design history, where we understand history in a different way, we build new pathways to where we are, allowing us to find seeds for a sustainable future. We alter design history and, from here, we seek new pathways to where we are, allowing us to find seeds for a sustainable future. We need to re-learn the archive.

We are formulating a design and craft history that originates from Småland. It is a region with many amazing amateur museums, local historical homesteads and other history associations narrating how diverse everyday lives have been shaped. We stich a multitude of places, stories and perspectives together, creating a diverse, kaleidoscopic design history. Through the project, we re-learn together with curious people inside and outside of Småland – young and old, designers, crafters, students, and many others.


Round Here goes on to Form/Design Center in Malmö!

Round Here is an exhibition about various craft and design stories found in Småland, a place that many of us have come to know through successful glass and furniture industries. The exhibition was first shown at Designarkivet in Pukeberg’s exhibition hall in the summer of 2023 and now the exhibition moves on in a slightly modified form to Form/Design Center in Malmö 22/11 2023–14/1 2024! Here you will find descriptions…

Download the (Re-)learning the Archive publication!

In connection with the opening of the exhibition Round Here, a publication on the project (Re-)learning the Archive was released. The publication is written by Christina Zetterlund, craft and design historian as well as project manager for (Re-)learning the Archive, with design by Lisa Olausson and translation by William Jewson.


Pyrography by Tuomo Nieminen May 13–August 27, 2023Pukeberg Exhibition Hall, Nybro Through the project (Re-)learning the Archive, Designarkivet writes design history as you have never seen it written before! In the exhibition Round here, Designarkivet steps aside and makes room for some of the many different craft and design histories that exist around us, here in Småland. The exhibition summarises the project (Re-)learning the Archive. The project has developed a…


(Re-)learning the Archive

is a three-year long development project run by Designarkivet in Pukeberg with support from the Swedish Arts Council and Region Kalmar län (Kalmar County Council).

Christina Zetterlund
Project Manager

Maija Zetterlund
Project Coordinator

In collaboration with

Virserums konsthall
Linnaeus University
Kalmar Konstmuseum

Designer in residence:
Evelina Mohei
Design and webb:
Mika Kastner Johnson

With support from 

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