Flying Panels – How Concrete Panels Changed the World
Millions of square metres of living space have been built with prefabricated concrete panels. In ArkDes’s new exhibition, curated by Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola and designed by Note Design Studio, models and material as posters, paintings, films, toys, cartoons and opera sets are gathered to reflect on how concrete panels influenced culture for the construction of a new society, both in Sweden and internationally. The exhibition tells the story of a time when flying concrete panels became a symbol of the future, both in politics and in art, and embodied the dream of a better world, from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day. In connection with the exhibition opening, ArkDes will publish a comprehensive publication with the same name. The exhibition curators received the Silver Lion award for the exhibition Monolith Controversies at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale in 2014.