Maja Gunn’s work explores clothes’ and textiles’ performative and political functions, with notions of cultural, social and heteronormative structures. She will talk about her dissertation Body Acts Queer: Clothing as a performative challenge to heteronormativity.

Earlier this year (2018) Maja Gunn’s solo exhibition, Play, was shown at the Swedish Textile Museum in Borås. She also participated in A Queen Within Adorned Archetypes, a major international fashion exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, USA. As a curator, together with Karin Ehrnberger and Camilla Andersson, Maja Gunn made the exhibition Norm Form, about design that challenges norms, which was shown at ArkDes in Stockholm.

Maja Gunn is Professor of Crafts at HDK at Steneby, University of Gothenburg. She holds a PhD in Design with specialization Fashion Design from The Swedish School of Textiles.