SoftLab Residency Scholarship

The SoftLab Residency Scholarship holders for autumn 2016 are announced.

This year artist duo María Castellanos and Alberto Valverde are given the scholarship. They explore relationships and intersections between man machine, often through interactive garments and wearables.

Castellanos and Valverde will work in Sliperiet's workshop during autumn 2016. More about the duo is to be found at

About SoftLab Residency Scholarship

The scholarship is a collaboration with Hakon Swenson foundation. It is a residency scholarship for creatives, artists and innovators in the textile and fashion related fields, including 120 000 SEK and access to the workshops at Sliperiet for 6 months.

Applicants must have documented experience from design, architecture, art, textile, or fashion production and a history of innovative projects. We also welcome applicants with a background in retail. A sustainability or environmental perspective is a merit. Applications will be judged both on the  on creative potential of the project as well as the suitability of the candidate. Please note that applicants can not be employed at Umeå University at present, or recently have had an employment there. An application may include more than one applicant. The total scholarship amount will however remain the same.

Previous Successful Candidates

In the last round 2015-2016, Minna Palmqvist and Ricardo O'Nascimento were awarded residency scholarships.