2021-01-29 06:29Press release

Joar Nangos virtual library to be launched in collaboration with ArkDes during The World Around Summit 2021

Image: Girjegumpi installed in Jokkmokk during the annual winter-market in
February, 2018. Photo: Astrid Fadnes
Image: Girjegumpi installed in Jokkmokk during the annual winter-market in February, 2018. Photo: Astrid Fadnes

ArkDes (Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design) participates together with Sámi architect and Indigenous artist Joar Nango in The World Around Summit 2021, presenting a digital manifestation of Girjegumpi  - The Sámi Architecture Library. Nango´s work investigates the nomadic conception of home, focusing on different ways of dealing with materiality, movement and space. The talk will also include a presentation on ArkDes´ recent exhibition Kiruna Forever.

Read more about the program and click to register here: https://theworldaround.com

Online. Admission free. Preregistration. In English. Saturday 30 January, 10 Eastern Time (4 pm Swedish time) Online. Admission free

"Joar Nango's long-term project Girjegumpi, the Sámi Architecture Library, is an unprecedented effort to re-center indigenous culture and architecture into a global discourse around cities, design and public life.", Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Head Curator at ArkDes.

About Girjegumpi
Joar Nango is one of the few Sámi who hold a professional degree in architecture. Nango's project Girjegumpi is a mobile Sámi architectural library with 200+ titles addressing issues relevant to Indigenous architecture, resistance and decolonisation. The library moves to different temporary locations and hosts workshops, conversations and debates around the role of Sámi architecture’s tools and techniques in a rapidly changing world. In collaboration with ArkDes. Experience Girjegumpi at https://gumpi.space

About The World Around
The World Around is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the most impactful stories of architectural culture today. This year, our annual summit will take place online in the residence at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum i New York City. Bringing together some of the world´s the most innovative international practitioners, the 2021 speaks to critical och interconnected issues that face designers today including politics, indigenous rights, racial justice, education, and health. Offering a virtual and live tour of cities and cultural institutions on almost every continent, the 2021 Summit will feature both streamed and local in-person discussions in 10 international cities.

For more info: Maria Östman, maria.ostman@arkdes.se





About ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design)

ArkDes is Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design. It is a museum, a study centre and an arena for debate and discussion about the future of architecture, design and citizenship.


Maria Östman
Maria Östman