Book release: "Landscapes of Consumption"

Date and time
28 May 2019 at 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

Konstbokhandeln Konst-ig
Åsögatan 124

During the autumn term students at the master's programme Spatial Design have worked on examining today's rooms for commerce and in developing projects, mapping and interventions that in various ways illuminate, question and speculate in the city's future rooms for consumption. From sausages to temples, reuse, circular economy, scent, mirror rooms, chipboard lux, light, water to the whole city as a continuous shopping centre.

The results from these works were presented in an exhibition at Söderhallarna in January 2019 and now the students have put together this limited and numbered book edition, of only 60 copies, that describes the works in more detail. A nice summery for themselves but also a way for the students to share to a broader audience on what they, amongst other things, work with at Konstfack.

Welcome to the Konst-ig Art Bookstore on Tuesday May 28 between 5:30pm - 7pm to hear more about the projects from the students themselves and to land your own copy of the only 60 ones that is available of the book. The book will exclusively be sold during the release so first come, first served!

Participating students:
AnnaKlara Stenberg Gleisner, Jonathan Wahlstedt, Frida Wallin, Martina Brinck, Daniel Svahn, Alice Andersson, Agnes Hedenström, Alex Widell, Martin Tübeck, Marcus Badman, Mårten Tovle, Dessy Madanska, Elisa Hedin, Andrew Watts, Ju Yeon Baek. Jonatan Lennman, Marthe Kulseth, Nadia Qtet

The city has always been a place for where we buy, sell and consume goods and services. From the traditional marketplace, to shops and artisans, warehouses, malls to entire interconnected and branded neighbourhoods. It is almost impossible to imagine the contemporary city without at the same time understanding the fundamental influence of commerce over both the city's use and form. The interiors of the trade have also greatly expanded and become increasingly sophisticated. Today, these rooms face a major challenge as a result of new technologies, buying habits and distribution methods. What will happen to trade interior landscapes? What new functions, roles, behaviours and rooms can we imagine that consumption gives rise to in the future?

Daniel SvahnProtected address 0733190115

Master's programme in Design - Spatial Design, External organizer

Updated: 15 May 2019