Symposium & Workshop
Symposium August 27, 28, 29
“By rebuilding community, we will renew democracy and the hope we invest in it. We will achieve something that, paradoxically, we cannot realise alone: self-reliance." ― George Monbiot
Today we face tremendous challenges on multiple fronts, social and environmental. The climate crisis; accelerating species loss and habitat destruction; involuntary mass migration; political gridlock; rise of neo-nationalism and authoritarianism; increasing gap between rich and poor. Current social and cultural patterns, professional disciplines, and political/economic systems are challenged to address these crises. One path to peaceful change lies in the reinvention and renewal of community. What does "building community" mean, how can it address the situation, and how can it be achieved? What can we contribute as citizens and in our professional/productive roles? Our three-day symposium explores the following themes:
Day 1: "The Necessity and Difficulty of Community" Philosophers discuss the roots of community and its problematic character
Day 2: "Architecture and Community" Frank conversations about the failures and potentials of architecture and urban planning in shaping society and building community
Day 3: "Community and Communication" Conversations about collaboration, dialogue, cooperation, co-creation and the urgent need for a renewal of community
The symposium is open to all. You are welcome to attend the entire event or drop in for any part. This is a hybrid academic/public event: 240 advanced architecture students from KTH will join the symposium as their first course for the semester. After the three-day symposium ends, the students will continue working on questions of community building in an architecture design workshop.
Free of charge for all students and members of "Föreningen NAV:scen". You can become a member here:https://navscen-ideell-frening...
Not a student or a member? You will be asked to donate a fee of your choice (50-250 SEK/Day) at the door. You can pay with Swish or credit card.
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Workshop Aug 30 - Sept 6
In this one-week intensive workshop, 240 advanced architecture students at KTH will conduct an experimental autocritique of architecture and its community-building potential. All are welcome to attend the final presentation and analysis: Friday Sept 6, 13:00-17:00, at NAV:LAB Sickla.
Tues Aug 27, Day 1: "The Necessity and Difficulty of Community"
9:00-9:05 Malin Åberg-Wennerholm, KTH Architecture leadership: Welcome
9:05-9:45 Peter Lynch, Karoline Bottheim and Daniel Lundqvist in conversation: Goals of the Workshop
9:45-10:25 Peter Lynch, introductory lecture "The Problem of Community”
10:25-11:25 Dejan Lukić, keynote lecture "Prologue for the Uncreated". Read more about the lecture below.
11:25-11:40 Pernilla Glaser, respondent
11:40-13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30-14:35 Erik Bordeleau, webcam lecture "How to Be Together without Being One? Variations on the Commons and Transindividual Practices of Attunement"
14:35-14:50 Pernilla Glaser, respondent
14:50-15:50 Erik Bordeleau, Dejan Lukić and Pernilla Glaser in conversation
16:00-16:45 Erik Bordeleau, Dejan Lukić and Pernilla Glaser in conversation with the audience
Wed Aug 28, Day 2: "Architecture and Community"
12:45-13:20 Peter Lynch, introductory lecture "The Unhappy Story of Modern Architecture and Community"
13:20-14:05 Frederika Friberg, lecture "The Art of City Building"
14:05-14:25 Peter Hallén, respondent
14:25-15:10 Peter Hallén, lecture "An Architectural Journey from the Social Awareness of the 70's to the Self-indulgence of the 80's (and Back Again)"
15:10-15:30 Oscar Hafvenstein, respondent
15:45-16:30 Oscar Hafvenstein, lecture “Game Over, New Game: De-commodifying
(and Resurrecting) Architecture (and Society)”
16:30-17:30 Oscar Hafvenstein and Per Johansson in conversation
Thurs August 29, Day 3: "Community and Communication"
12:45-13:00 Daniel Lundqvist, welcome and introduction
13:00-14:00 Karoline Bottheim, lecture "Community and Communicating"
14:00-14:45 Pella Thiel, lecture "Community Building in the Transition Movement"
14:45-15:30 Pella Thiel and Per Johansson in conversation
15:30-16:00 Questions and responses
16:00-16:30 BREAK, audience conversation/breakout sessions
16:30-17:15 Karoline Bottheim: Introduction to students’ workshop task
Sept 5 Myter & Mysterier LIVE - Konsumtionen och Klimatet (Biljett behövs/tickets are required ) Dialogpub 18-21 (AfterWork från 17:00) Läs mer och anmäl dig här: https://mmlive.confetti.events...
Sept 6 Spektro Playbackteater och After Work 17:00 - 20:00 Imagine: Future of Communities