ArkDes’s exhibition programme for spring 2020.

A comprehensive exhibition about Kiruna, an exhibition during Stockholm Design Week featuring the latest young Swedish design and an exhibition that explores the internet-based subculture "ASMR" – all are part of ArkDes’s exhibition programme for spring 2020.
“Intertwine” från “Oddly Satisfying Series” av Andreas Wannerstedt
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Leo Fidjeland och Linnea Våglund, Pink Chicken Project. Foto: Nonhuman Nonsense. Young Swedish Design 2020. 4 February - 22 March. Discover the most intriguing new designs from Sweden’s young creatives. The exhibition Young Swedish Design displays unique pieces from a range of disciplines: from product design to crafts. LEO FIDJELAND & LINNEA VÅGLUND – PINK CHICKEN PROJECT. Pink Chicken Project proposes genetically modifying all chickens in the world to have pink bones and feathers, using a novel biotechnology called “CRISPR Gene Drive”. This intervention, somewhere between utopia and dystopia, would modify the geological trace of humankind – colouring it pink! Jury citation: Skilfully made, speculative design that does the job. It makes us raise our eyes, alter perspectives and fantasise about other futures in an unimaginably long time frame. Do we really want to end up as pink sediment? Pink Chicken looks death in the eye, but with a smile.
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Infield by Linda Tegg. 26 May – 27 September. The internationally renowned Australian artist Linda Tegg is exhibiting for the first time in Sweden with an installation outside the ArkDes building in the summer of 2020. Titled “Infield,” the work will give visitors the opportunity to experience a natural meadow with more than 80 Swedish plant species. With Infield, Tegg wants to explore the relationship between people and nature.
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The internationally renowned Australian artist Linda Tegg is exhibiting for the first time in Sweden with an installation outside the ArkDes building in the summer of 2020.
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Kiruna Forever examines the ongoing relocation of the city of Kiruna, featuring over 100 works by architects, urban planners, and artists from the Arctic, the Nordic region, and beyond. The exhibition introduces you to the people, the ideas, and objects that tell the extraordinary history of Kiruna. From the first mines built in the northern region in the 17th Century to Ralph Erskine’s ground-breaking ideas for the Arctic in the 1960s, to the project of relocating an iconic wooden church built in 1912, and the global impact of the biggest underground iron ore mine in the world.
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Kiruna Forever. 24 April – 31 August 2020. Kiruna is in the midst of one of the most important urban transformation projects in modern Swedish history. The city centre is being moved three kilometres north east to prevent it from collapsing into the mine that Kiruna was built around. A third of the city’s population must relocate, and landmark buildings are being demolished or moved. But how does one move a city?
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Kiruna Forever. 24 April – 31 August 2020. Kiruna is in the midst of one of the most important urban transformation projects in modern Swedish history. The city centre is being moved three kilometres north east to prevent it from collapsing into the mine that Kiruna was built around. A third of the city’s population must relocate, and landmark buildings are being demolished or moved. But how does one move a city?
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WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD. 8 April - 31 May. WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD is an immersive exhibition that explores the emergent world of “ASMR” – a physical reaction, a revolutionary internet subculture, a technology-driven craft, and a field of design.
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Designer: Jesper Eriksson, Coal: Post-Fuel. Cred: Jesper Eriksson. Stockholm Design Week: Young Swedish Design 2020. 4 February – 22 March. You can discover the most exciting new works from Sweden’s emerging designers During Stockholm Design Week. The exhibition Ung Svensk Form 2020 (Young Swedish Design 2020) features unique works in a number of disciplines, from product design to handicrafts. Ung Svensk Form 2020 is a window to the future and a platform for young designers to showcase their ideas. The exhibition gives an insight into what is happening on the young design scene in Sweden today.
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Stockholm Design Week: Young Swedish Design 2020 4 February – 22 March. Emilia Elfvik, Pushing Embroidery. Image and cred: Emilia Elfvik.
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Camilla Arnbert, Surfaced Print. Cred: Jan Berg. Stockholm Design Week: Young Swedish Design 2020 4 February – 22 March.
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Designer: Coby Huang, Image: R.O.S.P Ritual of Sexual Pleasue. Cred: Liisa Widstrand. Stockholm Design Week: Ung Svensk Form 2020 4 February – 22 March. COBY HUANG – R.O.S.P – RITUAL OF SEXUAL PLEASURE Sex is a subject we learn far too little about. I have therefore developed a series of sex education tools that can be used to learn about and explore your body. My aim is for the objects to invite discussion and exploration relating to the body and sexual health. Jury citation The womb is anything but done with in the world of design. Ritual of Sexual Pleasure gives us smartly designed tools for yet another women’s issue that has been made invisible: the orgasm. The panel would particularly like to praise the user-friendliness and the well-executed methodology.
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