Stine Linnemann is a Copenhagen based artist and activist with a background in the fashion and textile industry. Her artistic practise is focused on social co-creation for the public sphere or in other words – making art for and with people. Based on the belief that everyone can contribute with something – if given the right framework and opportunity. Stine’s goal with her projects is to tap into people’s inherent creative abilities, so we together can create meaningful experiences for and with each other. When she is not creating projects together with people, she busies herself making art with her hands or doing social activism within the fields of social justice and climate change.

 

Background

Stine Linnemann graduated from Royal College of Art in London in 2013. She started her career as a freelance textile designer for several luxury fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Paul Smith, Givenchy and many others.

After a short stint running her own unisex, unisize lifestyle brand Norn, created by fairtrade certified weavers in Ethiopia and local social enterprises in Copenhagen, Linnemann decided to instead dedicated herself to being a self-directed experimental textile designer and artist full-time.

Education

MA in Woven Textiles from Royal College of Art, London (RCA), 2011-2013

BA in Textiles from The Royal Danish Academy of Design, Copenhagen (KADK), 2007-2010

Awards

2016: Shortlisted for Danish Design Award
2015: Winner of Spirekassen by Boligfonden Kuben
2015: Selected for the “Social Start-up” funding program by Den Sociale Kapitalfond
2013: Shortlisted for Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises

Foto: Emilia Therese


I truly believe that creative expression can be utilised to create social change. By engaging people through art in the public space, new and meaningful experiences can happen, that connect neighbourhoods and open peoples’ eyes to new ways of experiencing the world. What I love the most about making co-creation projects, is seeing the people I work with grow, and to experience the pride and surge of confidence that comes when we share our work with the local community.