John D. Freyer is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include his internationally renowned Internet project All My Life for Sale, his United States Public Television pilot Second Hand Stories and his readymade projects and Big Boy. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The Sunday London Times, Art Forum, Print Magazine and NBC’s The Today Show. His first book All My Life for Sale was optioned by Scott Free Productions and the Oscar nominated writer/director team Shari Berman and Robert Pulcini are attached to write the screenplay and direct the feature film adaptation. John D. Freyer is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in the School for Art and Art History at the University of Iowa. He is currently a Fulbright Fellow in Stockholm, Sweden.

Johan Lindquist is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. He is the author of The Anxieties of Mobility: Development and Migration in the Indonesian Borderlands (University of Hawai'i Press, 2009) and articles in journals such as Ethnos, Identities, Pacific Affairs, and Public Culture. He is also the director and producer of the award-winning documentary film B.A.T.A.M. ( and a member of the editorial board of Public Culture. His current research deals with processes of labor recruitment of transnational labor migrants from Indonesia to Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, as well as the humanitarian industry surrounding human trafficking.

Uglycute is a design and architecture office based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 1999 by Andreas Nobel, interior designer, Fredrik Stenberg, architect, Markus Degerman and Jonas Nobel, artists. We are working to expand the concept of design by crossbreeding it with our different professions and trying to analyze its impact on society by not only practicing but also writing, teaching and organizing workshops.

Student Contributors

Jungha Lee, is an Industrial designer from Korea. Interested in User centered design, Human engineering and Emotionally durable design he is currently at Masters Student in Industrial design at Konstfack.

Björn Ekdahl, is currently a Masters Student at Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. Interested in the individuals behavior and choices in everyday life and the relationship between everyday material objects and the wider cultural and political economic context in which they are part of.

Louise Sille Krogh-Jacobsen, Master of Fine Art, Ceramics and Glass at Kontsfack

Marie Bützer (BA of Arts, currently studying on MA level) Master of European Design Student at: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden, Künste Stuttgart, Glasgow School of Art and Konstfack in Stockholm. Area of intrest: systems and structures, sustainability and relating projects, consumerism, need, growth, freedom, dependancy, product ageing process, second life of products, people and habits, communities.

Darcy Pan, PhD student in the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University. Darcy is interested in the key aspects of global mobility, the state-market relations and governance in the context of the global education industry.

Per Björklund, Masters student at Stockholm University in Social Anthropology, Main focus: The Anthropology of Organization, Creativity.

Supawan Sihapoompichit is a Thai Ceramicist who is very keen in interdicipinary Art, Crafts and Design. She has background as graphic designer and had been working in Pottery studio in South India as potter, designer and manager's assistant for almost 5 years. Now she's studying in 1st yr Master Degree of Ceramics and Glass at Konstfack. And she is always in search of holistic knowledge.

Alanna Scott graduated from York University in Toronto Ontario, Canada in 2009 with Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology. She specialized in digital,medical and historical anthropology, is a member for the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) since 2009. She is currently working on her graduate thesis at Stockholms Universitet in Stockholm, Sweden. Her research interest is in Swedish cultural heritage, particularly in how historical and archaeological materials are utilized by the populous in the creation of individual and also national identity/identities.

Daria Makarenko Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University ( 2009, Russia. Faculty of Arts. BA in Applied Arts). 2010-2012 studying at Konstfack, Ceramics and Glass Department (Master). Artistic focus- a social context of art (social relationships, language of “human-being experience”, cultural and social stereotypes), expanding narrative/communicative possibilities of the material.