THE ROAMING INSTITUTE: FEET IN THE SANDS IN TIME
at Index, Stockholm, Sweden
16:00-17:30 on August 5, 2017
As part of the program for the exhibition "The Promise" (2 June–3 September 2017) at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, participants of the course "Modernist Legacies and Constructions of Whiteness" (Kungl. Konsthögskolan, 2016–2017) present a project titled "The Roaming Institute".
"The Roaming Institute" consists of a series of six walks through the city which, in line with the exhibition and the course, are driven by the aim of reflecting on the traces of modernist architecture and urban planning in Stockholm. "The Roaming Institute" invites the audience to discover new perspectives of the city and its surroundings, while opening discussions about some of the unfulfilled promises of modernism.
Each of the 6 sessions is conceived around a specific topic and led by different participants from the course, or in conversation with invited guests. The walks will take place on a weekly basis, every Saturday from 29 July to 2 September.
SESSION 2: Louise Stiernström and Hiroko Tsuchimoto, "Feet in the Sands of Time"
Meeting point: Index
Duration: 1,5 hours
This walk will engage with the "Vision 2040: A Stockholm for Everyone", a plan set by the City of Stockholm’s City Council for the development of the city until the year 2040. The vision details objectives and ambitions for all committees and boards within the city organisation towards a sustainable growth. During the walk, we would like to discuss the gaps between the objectives detailed in the "Vision 2040" and the present challenges of gentrification and segregation. While the discussion will be about the future, it simultaneously reflects on the present – the "place" where the future begins.
Starting at Index, the walk will lead towards Slussen with an opportunity to listen to an audio recording of the vision, followed by a discussion about the road towards the future. Slussen will serve as a platform for the workshop, as it is one of the most important junctures in the city and currently under construction – and highly contested – as a new "meeting place".
The workshop will be held in English.