Department of Design Teaching Staff


Jenny Bergström is a designer and researcher working on 2 and 3 dimensional projects which concentrate on the relation between design, perception and experience of products and services. In her work, Jenny investigates how design can both be inspired and fundamentally improved by incorporating methods from participatory design practices and design thinking, as well as science and fine arts. Since graduating with an MFA Jenny has been combining work in both commercial and academic contexts with art projects and teaching commissions.


  • Design Thinking (M.A.)
  • Critical & Creative Thinking (M.A.)
  • User-centered Design (M.A.)
  • Creative Design Processes (M.A)
  • Tutoring (B.A & M.A.)

Research- and Teaching Focus

  • Creative Methods
  • Participatory Design
  • Critical Design Practices
  • Design Thinking

Curriculum Vitae


2002-2007 Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design Stockholm, Sweden, BFA / MFA
2005 ENSAD – École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France


Work Experience

since April 2021 Professor in the Department of Design at Media University Berlin
2019-2021 Research assistant in the design department of Media University Berlin
2017-2019 Lecturer in the Department of Design at Media University Berlin



Designer / Strategist, dan pearlman, Branded Architecture, Berlin, DE

since 2013

 Freelance Designer / Strategist
2010-2011 Designer / Researcher, Design Unit, Interactive Institute, Stockholm, SE



Designer, Troika, London, UK

2007-2008 Designer / Researcher, Design Unit, Interactive Institute, Stockholm, SE
since 2007 Various teaching posts (Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design (Stockholm, SE), OCAD – Ontario College of Arts (Toronto, CA), Swedish School of Textiles (Borås, SE)





2020Bergström, J., Ek, K., Ekelund, B. & Rizzo, A.“Participatory Design as a Tool to Create Resourceful Communities in Sweden.” Smaniotto Costa, C., Mačiulienė, M., Menezes, M. & Goličnik Marušić, B. (Eds.). Co-Creation of Pub lic Open Places. Practice/Reflection/Learning. Lisbon: Lusófona University Press, 2020, pp 95-107.
2015Bergström, J., Ekelund, B. & Rizzo, A. “Participatory Design as a Tool to Create an Energy Smart Campus in Sweden.” Proceedings of the conference “Energy Landscapes: Perception, Planning, Participation and Power”, Dresden, Germany.
2013“SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies” is edited by Ramia Mazé, with contributors Martin Avila, Jenny Bergström, Loove Broms, John Carpenter, Brendon Clark, Karin Ehrnberger, Alberto Frigo, Aude Messager, Johan Redström, Thomas Thwaites, Anna Vallgårda, Basar Önal, maoworks (Tobi Schneidler, Tom Ballhatchet and Solon Sasson), Olivia Jeczmyk & Bildinstitutet. Published by the Interactive Institute.
2010Bergström, J., Clark, B., Frigo, A., Mazé R., Redström, J. & Vallgårda, A. “Becoming materials: material forms and forms of practice”, Digital Creativity, 21(3), 2010, pp.155-172
2009Bergström, J., Mazé, R., Redström, J. & Vallgårda, A. “Symbiots: Conceptual Interventions Into Urban Energy Systems” Nordic Design Research Conference, Oslo, Norway.
 Bergström, J. “Fear and Design”, student paper presented at the Nordic Design Research Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
2008-9Bergström, J. “Poetics and Politics in Public Space”, Postgraduate Artistic Development project, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.
2008Bergström, J. “Fear and Design” research project presented at Research Narratives, The Art of Research symposium, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK.
2007“Research & Practice”, publication showcasing work by Ninna Berger, Jenny Bergström, Kira Carpelan, Eva Grindner and Klara Persson. Produced with support by Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and edited by Prof. Dr. Rolf Hughes.