Magnus Ericson


Magnus Ericson (SE) is an independent curator and project co-ordinator based in Stockholm, Sweden. Within the fields of design, architecture and art, his practice has over the years encompassed institutional and independent commissions as well as teaching. Between 2014 and 2016 he has been responsible for the professional postgraduate course ‘Organising Discourse’ at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. From 2009 to 2014 he has been a senior advisor/co-ordinator and curator for a new design-related program at the Swedish Museum of Architecture (now Arkdes) in Stockholm. Examples of curated (and co-curated) exhibitions and events include the series ‘The Project Room’, ‘48 Hours’, ‘Environments and Counter Environments; Italy the New Domestic Landscape, MoMA 1972’, ‘Curating and Counter Curating’ and ‘Alternative Architecture’. Between 2007 and 2009, he was assigned as a project manager at Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme, to pursue and develop their activities within the fields of design, crafts and architecture. Between 2003 and 2006, he was a curator and project co-ordinator responsible for the program at Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall's satellite project space Magasin 3 Projekt. Ericson has organized and curated numerous events and exhibitions with international and Swedish designers, architects and artists throughout the years. He has been teaching in design related subjects at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, KTH School of Architecture, Beckmans School of design, Royal Institute of Art and Södertörn University and he is a frequently engaged lecturer and critic. Ericson is the author and editor of numerous small publications in relation to exhibitions and events produced at Magasin 3, Iaspis and Arkitekturmuseet as well as author and co-editor of ‘DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today – critical roles and emerging tactics’ (Berlin, Sternberg Press 2011), and ‘Iaspis Forum for Design and Critical Practice – The Reader’ (Sternberg Press, Berlin 2009). He has studied at KTH School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and holds a MA degree in design from Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.


Project(s)


Publications (since 2011)

DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today– critical roles and emerging tactics (Berlin, Germany: Sternberg Press 2011). Co-author and editor together with Ramia Mazé, project founder and responsible co-ordinator at Iaspis.

Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice – The Reader (Berlin, Germany: Sternberg Press 2009). Co-author and editor together with Zak Kyes, Martin Frostner, Sara Teleman and Jonas Williamsson, project founder and responsible co-ordinator at Iaspis.

Project co-ordinator, editor and co-author: publications produced within the programme of Magasin 3 Projekt 2004 - 2005 (Maureen Mooren & Daniel van der Velden, Block Architecture, Matali Crasset, Jurgen Bey, Anna Kock, Stina Nordenstam);

publication within Iaspis’ series ’In Practice’ 2007 - 2009 (Francesco Jodice, Ou Ning, Metahaven, STEALTH + Marjetica Potrč, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Yuka Oyama och Martino Gamper);

the Iaspis seminars ’Hybrid Spaces’, ’Taking Parts’, ’Craftspotting’ and ’FATALE Spring Salong’;

publications realted to the exhibitions and events at Arkitekturmuseet 2009 – 2013: ‘Environments and Counter Environments: Italy the New Domestic Landscape, MoMA 1972’, ‘Room for Death’, ‘Dreams Time Capsule’, ‘Knitting House’ and for ‘The Project Room’ presentations (‘Open Sloyd’ with Otto von Busch, ‘Fashionshop’ with Fashionplay, ‘Summerland’ with Byggstudio, ‘Careful Companion’ with Joanna Hellgren and ‘Risk Center’ with Onkar Kular.

Author of ‘From 48 Hours to the Project Room’, article for ‘The Swedish Museum of Architecture: A Fifty Year Perspective’ (Stockholm, Sweden, Arkitekturmuseet 2012).