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“By making creative use of the possibilities of semi-autonomous systems, can we reconsider and re-engage with how these systems influence our ways of working and inform how we design with, against or alongside them?”

Research profile

Kristina Andersen is assistant professor at the Future Everyday cluster of the Department of Industrial Design. Her work is concerned with how we can allow each other to imagine our possible technological futures through digital craftsmanship and collaborations with semi intelligent machines in the context of material practices of soft fiber-based things. How can we innovate, design and act around that which is yet to be imagined? Who gets to drive innovation processes? And how can we reframe our methodologies to include the complex cultural, political, and personal aspects of life? Can we approach this through making (and thinking) about technology, communities and materials as a way to construct visions of the unknown?

Andersen was based at STEIM for 14 years, she was part of the Making Things Public art research program at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and lead the Instruments and Interfaces master’s degree program at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. She is a longstanding advisor of the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, and currently acts as expert reviewer for H2020, ICT and FET for both application and project reviews. Andersen co-chaired the CHI art 2018, CHI Design paper track 2019 and 2020, and DIS pictorials 2019.

Academic background

Kristina Andersen obtained her PhD from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, her MSc degree in Virtual Environments from University College London, and her Candidature (MA) from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Department of Industrial Design in Copenhagen. She has collaborated widely with national and international research institutes, cultural organizations and industry as researcher, engineer, lecturer and mentor. Andersen was initiator, principal researcher and work package leader on GiantSteps - a collaboration between music research institutions, manufacturers of software and hardware for music production and performance, R&D companies and music practitioners funded by the European Union. She has taught widely and ran the combined MA between STEIM and Sonology from 2011-17.  

Affiliated with

  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie
  • Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatoire in The Hague
  • Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

Partners in (semi-)industry


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Research Output

The instrument as the source of new in new music

Andersen, K. & Gibson, D., 1 Jul 2017, In : Design Issues. 33, 3, p. 37-55 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
82 Downloads (Pure)

The hands : the making of a digital musical instrument

Torre, G., Andersen, K. & Baldé, F., Jun 2016, In : Computer Music Journal. 40, 2, p. 22-34 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Making speculative technologies

    Andersen, H. K. G., 2016, Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne/Technique/Technology. Baker, C. C. & Sicchio, K. (eds.). Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 42-48 (Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne/Technique/Technology).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Instrumentality, time and perseverance

    Torre, G. & Andersen, H. K. G., 1 Jan 2016, Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices. Bovermann, T., de Campo, A., Egermann, H., Hardjowirogo, S-I. & Weinzierl, S. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 127-136 10 p. (Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Anti-solutionist strategies : seriously silly design fiction

    Blythe, M., Andersen, H. K. G., Clarke, R. & Wright, P., 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '16. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 4968-4978 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 54 Citations (Scopus)


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    Student theses

    Life is just a little plastic now: from movement to exhibition

    Author: Kolk, T., Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Funk, M. (Supervisor 1) & Andersen, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor