Slideshow and talk with Johanna Törnqvist about Project Precious Trash, clothes and consumption.

In her latest project, Project Precious Trash, Johanna Törnqvist is taking a step further to take part of the contemporary debate about what we consume and how we look upon our assets. Craft has always been made out of natural materials; wool, clay and wood, but maybe todays new material is the material that we never runs short; trash?

In Project Precious Trash Johanna Törnqvist raises questions about consumption and sustainability, and creates in a incisive way a provocative contrast between the transience of the trash and the precision and resistance of the craft. (Text Frida Arnqvist Engström)


In a joint lecture, Johanna Törnqvist talks about her work with Project Precious Trash and Ylva Sjöstrand about how we have seen on and valued the textile material from a historical perspective. 

Ylva Sjöstrand, historian at Stockholm University  investigates in her research how the value of textile materials has changed over time.


Designmuseum Denmark, All-Russian Decorative Art Museum Moscow, Istanbul Moda Academy, Nationalmuseum Design Kulturhuset (Sweden´s Museum of Art and Design), Form/Design Center , The Swedish Institute, Stenebyskolan and HDK Steneby Academy of Design and Crafts, Platina Gallery for Contemporary Jewellery,  Beckmans College of Design, Handarbetets Vänner (Friends of Handicraft), Österlenskolan School för Art and Design, Sörmlands Museum, Växjö Art Gallery, Nämnden för Hemslöjdsfrågor (The National Swedish Handicraft Councilty of Swedish Handicraft), Nääs Art & Crafts,  Formex Design Fair, Blekinge museum, Linköpings University, Biologiska Museet, Jönköpings läns Museum, Museum of Ethnography, ReTuna Recycling Mall, Hemslöjden (The National Society for Art and Crafts) etc.