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Rylander, Sara
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Rylander, S. (2023). Ceremoni för meriterade och excellenta lärare vid Umeå Universitet: Visuell dokumentation av eventet. Umeå
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ceremoni för meriterade och excellenta lärare vid Umeå Universitet: Visuell dokumentation av eventet
2023 (Swedish)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Visuell dokumentation av ceremoni i Ljusgården 2023

Place, publisher, year, pages
Umeå: , 2023. p. 1
Keywords
visuell dokumentation
National Category
Arts
Research subject
aesthetics; design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220088 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-28 Created: 2024-01-28 Last updated: 2024-01-29Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2023). The evolution of the creative process: molded & embossed leather stinkbug bags. Umeå
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The evolution of the creative process: molded & embossed leather stinkbug bags
2023 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The creative journey is neither linear nor uniform; it’s a mix of experiences, methods, techniques, and choices that blend together seamlessly. This series is a reflection of this evolutionary process. It is not about the destination—the finished piece—but about the narrative that unfolds along the way. It’s about the choices made, the influences assimilated, and the unforeseen paths that emerge. The different designs of beetles unfolds the story of a creative process evolving. My work embraces the fluidity between design, art and craft, navigating a realm where traditional boundaries are redefined.

The series, featuring various species of stink or shield bugs, is carefully crafted from vegetable-tanned leather, with an aim of capturing the beauty of insects amidst our changing world. It also reflects a deeper issue, mirroring the quiet vanishing of insect populations globally.

In this series I explore the boundaries between art, design, and craft, as well as blending digital and traditional tools in the making of small crossbody bags, a practical item with a touch of humor.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Umeå: , 2023
Keywords
leather, stinkbug, process
National Category
Design
Research subject
aesthetics; design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220089 (URN)
Note

Summary included in the exhibition catalogue "Relate North / Beyond borders: Exhibition catalogue 2023". 

Available from: 2024-01-28 Created: 2024-01-28 Last updated: 2024-01-30Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2022). Ceremoni för meriterade och excellenta lärare vid Umeå Universitet: Visuell dokumentation av eventet. Umeå
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ceremoni för meriterade och excellenta lärare vid Umeå Universitet: Visuell dokumentation av eventet
2022 (Swedish)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Visuell dokumentation av ceremoni i Ljusgården 2022

Place, publisher, year, pages
Umeå: , 2022
Keywords
visuell dokumentation
National Category
Arts
Research subject
aesthetics; design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-204134 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-28 Created: 2023-01-28 Last updated: 2023-02-01Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. & Wink, M. (2022). UMU Sloydlab: En ny digital undervisningsmiljö. In: : . Paper presented at Make it Together - Focus on collaboration and community, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 6-8, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>UMU Sloydlab: En ny digital undervisningsmiljö
2022 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund:

  • Finansierat fortbildningsprojekt (presenterat på ”Make & Learn” ÅJ & MW + medarbetare)

Erfarenheter & reflektioner:

  • Reflektioner från undervisning i vårt sloydlab
  • Reflektioner från projekt med grundskoleelever
  • Reflektioner från egna projekt i kombination mellan handens arbete och digitalt styrd bearbetning

Uppbyggnad av sloydlab:

  • Erfarenheter och ansökningar om medel 
  • Ombyggnationer i samband med neddragningar
  • Inköp och installationer 
  • Kursutveckling

Framtidsplaner:

  • Visioner

Bakgrund:

Hösten 2017 ansökte vi om medel för fortbildning an slöjdavdelningens personal. Anledningen var de stundande förändringen av kunskapskraven i skolämnet slöjd med avseende på digitala kompetenser. Vi påbörjade en praktisk fortbildning på Umeås FabLab genom att ta ”körkort” på maskinerna, samt en mindre undersökning av de erfarenheter lärargruppen hade inom digitalt styrd bearbetning. Parallellt med detta påbörjade vi arbete med inslag av digitala verktyg i våra slöjdlärarkurser med våra studenter.

En av de erfarenheter som gjordes var att det fysiska avståndet mellan FabLab-miljön och våra slöjdverkstäder blev en bromsande faktor som motverkade det experimentella området mellan analogt och digitalt slöjdande.

Med den insikten påbörjade vi arbetet med att bygga en ny digital verkstadsmiljö i anslutning till våra slöjdlokaler under namnet Sloydlab. Målsättningen var en miljö där närheten mellan våra befintliga ämnesspecifika undervisningsmiljöer skulle inbjuda till ett utforskande om vad digital produktionsutrustning kan tillföra slöjdämnet.

Samtidigt som vårt sloydlabb växer och prövas gör vi hela tiden nya erfarenheter. Erfarenheter om hur slöjdprocessen förändras i och med inblandningen av digitala verktyg, erfarenheter om hinder och svårigheter, men också om nya möjligheter i en värld som sakta ställer om kursen från fabrikstillverkning till en mer småskalig och personlig anpassad produktion.

Digital maskinbearbetning öppnar dörren för nya dimensioner som har möjligheten att fånga intresset hos de flesta. Det kan vara hänförande, men också skrämmande. Vad händer när vi ersätter handens verktyg med digitalt styrd bearbetning? Vad behöver vi kunna och vad behöver vi lära? 

Vi delar med oss av hur vi byggt vårt sloydlab och våra erfarenheter av digitalt styrd bearbetning i ett pedagogiskt slöjdsammanhang.

Keywords
making, digitalisering, styrd bearbetning, slöjd
National Category
Other Humanities Pedagogy
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201773 (URN)
Conference
Make it Together - Focus on collaboration and community, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 6-8, 2022
Available from: 2022-12-17 Created: 2022-12-17 Last updated: 2022-12-27Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2022). Using photographs as an artistic method to inspire: Exploring the landscape of Traena through art-based processes. Rovaniemi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using photographs as an artistic method to inspire: Exploring the landscape of Traena through art-based processes
2022 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This project pivots around the use of nature as a source of inspiration. I wanted to explore how many possible variations of artistic expression I could achieve by using abstract photographs of details in nature as a method to provide inspiration to the art-based process. By developing as many ideas as possible in different materials and techniques, I wanted to explore if and how such a method could be of use.

Printed and mounted research material, Sara Rylander 2022; Digital painting, analogue painting, analogue drawing, monotype, papercut, drawing color schemes, drawing facts, carving wooden textures, tufting, felting

Place, publisher, year, pages
Rovaniemi: , 2022
Keywords
Digital macrophotography, artistic research
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201969 (URN)
Projects
Using photographs as an artistic method to inspire
Available from: 2023-02-03 Created: 2023-02-03 Last updated: 2023-02-07Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2022). Using photographs as an artistic method to inspire: exploring the landscape of Traena through art-based processes. In: Elina Härkönen; Mari Parpala; Mette Gårdvik (Ed.), Dwellers in the landscape: summer school and exhibition (pp. 96-103). University of Lapland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using photographs as an artistic method to inspire: exploring the landscape of Traena through art-based processes
2022 (English)In: Dwellers in the landscape: summer school and exhibition / [ed] Elina Härkönen; Mari Parpala; Mette Gårdvik, University of Lapland , 2022, p. 96-103Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

As an artist, I use art making as a way to connect with nature. As an educator, I teach others how to engage in various art-making practices to experience a connection to the natural world. My desire is to teach students how to create interesting concepts and find inspiration themselves. Learning how to utilise - and even more important - find inspiration is a key component to constantly explore different content and develop a unique style or process. In this paper I intend to present a method using photographs to find inspiration as a source for design, craft and artistic work. Also, I intend to explore how that method relates to process art and creativity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Lapland, 2022
Series
Publications of the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland. Series D. Study publications, ISSN 2737-0585 ; 28
Keywords
artistic method, artbased processes
National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201968 (URN)9789523373389 (ISBN)9789523373396 (ISBN)
Note

Also part of: Publications of the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland. Series D. Study publications, no. 35. ISSN: 1238-3147

Available from: 2022-12-27 Created: 2022-12-27 Last updated: 2023-05-25Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2021). Biological diversity: An artistic and an educational project. In: Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuk; Sofia Prokopova (Ed.), Everyday Extremes: Relate North 2021. Paper presented at Relate North 2021: Everyday Extremes - 9th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, virtual symposium and exhibition, Tomsk, Russia, November 11-12, 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biological diversity: An artistic and an educational project
2021 (English)In: Everyday Extremes: Relate North 2021 / [ed] Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuk; Sofia Prokopova, 2021Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

As well as exploring artistic expression through technique and material, the project is also serving educational values in terms of developing both specific and generic competencies. A project designed for teacher and student to explo- re and grow together. 

This project involves my 5-year old child, discovering life in nature through all her senses. Fascinated by colours, textures and deeply curious about their being in this world, she catches insects with a gentle hand inside and outside of our house. Together we study, research and learn more about them, these seemingly insignificant species that we encounter. Our nordic insects are usually small and not as vibrant in colour and size as exotic ones, but do play an important role in our ecosystem. By enlarging and placing an artistic interpretation of them to their place of origin, we can not only learn about them, but also draw attention to them, and to the biological diversity we stand to preserve. Everyday life, extreme in size. The project took place during the summer of 2021 and involves about 20 insects. 

Keywords
Biological diversity
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201774 (URN)
Conference
Relate North 2021: Everyday Extremes - 9th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, virtual symposium and exhibition, Tomsk, Russia, November 11-12, 2021
Note

Exhibition 11 November - 31 December 2021. The event is a collaboration between the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD), National Research Tomsk State University, and University of Lapland.

Available from: 2022-12-17 Created: 2022-12-17 Last updated: 2022-12-27Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2021). Liljekulle. Malmö
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2021 (Swedish)Artistic output (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Malmö: , 2021
National Category
Design
Research subject
design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201943 (URN)
Available from: 2022-12-26 Created: 2022-12-26 Last updated: 2023-01-10Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2021). Three generations: Connecting then and now through time and media..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Three generations: Connecting then and now through time and media.
2021 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this series I am exploring the intersection and possibilities between analogue and digital media. These three images depict me, my mum and my grandma. Analogous led pencil portrait from drawings of us at the same age, digitalised and combined with digital watercolour. When finished, I printed them on fine art etching paper before adding the final touches by hand.

The theme I am exploring in these art works is generations of women, captured in the same age. Artworks originating from photos taken exactly 28 years apart, showing a glimpse of time through hairstyle and pose. Each person is then portrayed in colours and associations such as animals and plants which I relate to their identity.

Publisher
p. 3
Keywords
digital watercolor, hi tech low tech, mixed media
National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201808 (URN)
Available from: 2022-12-20 Created: 2022-12-20 Last updated: 2022-12-27Bibliographically approved
Rylander, S. (2019). Ceremoni för meriterade och excellenta lärare vid Umeå Universitet: Visuell dokumentation av eventet. Umeå
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ceremoni för meriterade och excellenta lärare vid Umeå Universitet: Visuell dokumentation av eventet
2019 (Swedish)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Visuell dokumentation av ceremoni i Ljusgården 2019

Place, publisher, year, pages
Umeå: , 2019. p. 1
Keywords
visuell dokumentation
National Category
Arts
Research subject
aesthetics; design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-204135 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-28 Created: 2023-01-28 Last updated: 2023-02-01Bibliographically approved
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