Mikaela Steby Stenfalk
Screen capture from YouTube tutorial search on 'How to carve a butter knife'.
Through sculptural pieces, architectural spaces, exhibitions, texts and films, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and the ties to public life. Mikaela holds a double-diploma in Architecture from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE) and Man & Communication from Design Academy Eindhoven (NL).
YouTube can be seen as an archive of practical knowledge where immaterial cultural heritage is being collected and displayed. I would like to use the residency to highlight a contemporary amateur design; YouTube tutorials. The aim is to define and analyse tutorials as a design practice and reflect on the role this format and collective intelligence plays within design production.
Mikaela Steby Stenfalk’s residency is realised in the context of the Helsinki Design Residency Programme in collaboration with Strelka Institute, Iaspis, Helsinki Design Week and Design Museum Helsinki. The programme is curated by HIAP Associate Curator Martin Born.