Portrait by Jens Klevje
Project photo from Hackers and Haute Couture Heretics exhibit by Laleper Aytek
Otto von Busch is a Swedish fashion artist, theorist, designer, crafter, and DIY-demagogue, who’s also a researcher at the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. His research focuses on “hacktivist” practices in design, fashion, and craft, identifying how such practices engage users to break the so-called “interpassivity” of consumerism.
He is a member of the National Swedish Handicraft Council and is engaged in the resurgence of educational sloyd (handicraft-based education) as a founding member of the Institute of Strategic Sloyd.