Pernille Stockmarr is amanuensis at the Danish Centre of Design Research and coordinator the Master’s Programme in Design.
Pernille Stockmarr’s Ph.D. project, Det æstetiske i design (The Aesthetic in Design), focuses on aesthetics. The purpose of the project is to examine and discuss form and aesthetics as independent qualities in design and as a unique competence for designers.
The Ph.D. project falls into several parts. One part examines and addresses design theory and the aesthetic discussion. Another part explores cognition and the aesthetic value of design today, topics that are investigated and discussed in a third part, which revolves around a case study based on furniture design and the furniture industry. Thus, the project looks at the growing demands on designers, who are required to go from being artists in an industrial context to specialists in the knowledge economy; an economy where both aesthetics and ethics become essential.
Pernille Stockmarr’s fields of interest include design history and culture theory, especially contemporary design and its role in the various culture industries of the network society. She is particularly interested in the concept of ‘surface’, the role of new materials, sustainability and the relationships between design and emotion and between design and art.
Pernille Stockmarr has taught design and design theory as an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and The Danish Design School, and she has worked with design knowledge and communication at the Danish Design Centre. She wrote the book Erik Magnussen in the series Danske Designere (Danish Designers) and has published articles about design in various publications, including the craft and design magazine Kunstuff and as contributions to the book Design: Stolen (Design: The Chair), which was published in August 2009. Pernille is a ministry-appointed external examiner at The Danish Design School and at Culture Studies, the University of Southern Denmark.
Pernille Stockmarr has a master’s degree in Visual Culture from the University of Copenhagen.
See also the article Milan Furniture Fair in Mind Design.
Design history, design theory, design aesthetics, critical design, new materials and sustainability