Tomteboda and some ideas on Gentrification/

Welcome everyone to a panel talk at the entrance of the Royal Institute of Art 26/4 17.00!

Due to the investigation of moving the Royal institute of Art to Tomteboda we would like to bring up the questions of public vs. private and art/artists role in society.

We have investigated the ownership of Tomteboda and sent out that information in an email a few weeks ago.

There has also been information about this in the entrance of the school until a few days ago.

With this talk we hope to not only discuss the current situation for the school but also try to discuss it in a broader sense connected to gentrification, renovictions and privatizations.

We would also like this to be a discussion about how artists can relate to these questions, within their practice but also in the situations around their practice.

If you have any questions or points you would like to be discussed, send an e-mail or just show up on Wednesday!

There will be time for an open discussion.

The talk will be held in English and the duration of the event will be one hour.

Invited guests:

Maryam Fanni

Maryam Fanni is a graphic designer based in Stockholm. 

Dominika Polanska

Dominika is associate professor of sociology at Uppsala University. She has since her doctoral thesis in 2011 about gated communities in Poland focused on social movements in Eastern Europe (especially Poland) but also Sweden, working with living and housing issues. Her research interests include: urban social movements, extra-parliamentary activism, squatting, informal organization, non-traditional forms of civil engagement and tenant organizing around renoviction.

Peter Lang

Peter Lang is professor of architectural theory and history at the Royal Institute of art in Stockholm.

Frida Sandström

(b. 1990) is an artist and a writer, whose practice takes place in the intersection of the curatorial and the pedagogical, with performance as its core. She is one of the editors of Paletten Art Journal, and is a frequent writer in Swedish cultural journals and magazines such as Kunstkritikk, Feministiskt Perspektiv, Konstnären and ETC. She is currently enrolled with a two-year research project on the notion of the event at the Royal Academy of the Arts, together with artist Cara Tolmie and curator Aleksei Borisionok and studies a masters program in aesthetics at Södertörn University.

Moderator: Elof Hellström

All the best,

Tove and Astrid

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