Born 1986 in Sweden.
Elisabeth Rafstedt is based in Amsterdam/The Netherlands where she co-runs Rietlanden Women’s Office – an independent graphic design collective interested in research, education, and publishing from a feminist perspective, with Johanna Ehde. With Rietlanden she is currently working on the manifesto and publication project MsHeresies, the second issue of which was published in the summer of 2019. Through collaboration and reading, her designing often takes the form of (applied) research, collapsing the distinction between theory and practice.
She graduated from the Graphic Design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2017), after having studied at Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm/Sweden. In 2018 she was awarded the Best Dutch Book Designs for the novel Vergeet de meisjes by Alma Mathijsen. Her thesis on collective graphic design practices within feminist publishing was one of the nominees of Rietveld Selected 2017.