Alternative design processes

Trough alternative design processes inspired by methods derived from contemporary art, I teach the skill of creative and critical thinking in order to foster innovation.

The visual and conceptual complexity in the arts demands constant cognitive flexibility and therefore serves as a great foundation for developing critical thinking and creativity as well as innovative solutions. 
Art that creates a deeper understanding beyond itself has always attracted me and as an artist I create work that in one way or another deals with contemporary social issues. I aim at engaging my audience to thing critically about the statements suggested by the artwork.
For more than a decade I have lectured about cross cultural art practices as well as the history of ideas and I have taught the skills of creative processes. My teaching aims at raising awareness of how we are all influenced by the cultural, political, technological and social conditions that we live with and how those conditions influence our production as designers. Focus is put on how creative thinking and design can be used in order to foster innovative solutions to issues and problems facing the world.


Together with Robert Stasinski I am the founder of TROUBLEMAKERS, an agency that focuses on developing creative skills in order to foster innovation, working with both individuals and organizations. 

Short facts about Alessandra di Pisa
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CV in short

  • BA Fine Art, Golsmiths Collage, 2003
  • MFA, University Collage of Arts, Crafts & Design, 2006

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For more than a decade I have been teaching alternative design processes using cross cultural references from contemporary art. I’ve been teaching at KTH School of Architecture, KTH Media Management as well as Berghs School of Communication. 

Selection of Scholarships

  • 2016 Scholarship from Kulturbryggan
  • 2008 Working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
  • 2008 Tnternational Cultural Exchanges Scholarship from IASPIS

Selected exhibitions
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  • 2015 MAP of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
  • 2011 The return of the losers, Kalmar Art Museum
  • 2009 Living in a Modern Society, Kaliningrad State Art Gallery
  • 2008 Qui vive? Biennial for Young Art, Moscow
  • 2006 Triumph of Emptiness, Stockholm House of Culture
  • 2006 Hyper Design, Shanghai Biennial
  • 2005 Lots of Videos, Haninge Culture House
  • 2005 Hypercommercial, Stockholm Art Fair
  • 2002 Homebase HOUSE of Yokota American Army Base, Tokyo
  • 1997 The stranger dream or threat, The National Museum, Stockholm