• Elin Strand Ruin ©
    Elin Strand Ruin ©
21 January 2023

Formalising Social Dimensions in Public Space: Hallonbergen

A Round table discussion with Lou-Lou Cherinet, Helen Runting & Elin Strand Ruin in relation to the exhibition The Kitchen Square – Women from Hallonbergen redesign the city

21 January 2–4pm in Marabouparken’s library.

Welcome to a round table discussion on how to formalise social dimensions in public space – in relation to public art / artistic practice operating in the interface between art and architecture. Based around the politics for designed living environments we intend to explore how civil society, with social dimensions and local (glocal) knowledge can be part of creating resilient and inclusive public living environments.

Loulou Cherinet is an Artist and Professor of Fine Art and responsible for the fristanding course Art in the Open – Social Dimensions, Ecologies and Transformations at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm. She studied at the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and Design in the 1990s and has since then been based alternately in Stockholm and Addis Ababa. Loulou Cherinet has participated in travelling survey shows such as Africa Remix and Divine Comedy curated by Simon Njami and Nexus curated by Konjit Seyoum, as well as numerous international group shows such as Momentum 9, Manifesta 8 and biennials in Dakar, Bamako, Venice, São Paulo, Gothenburg, Geneva and Sidney.

Helen Runting is an urban planner (B.UPD, University of Melbourne), urban designer (PG. Dip.UD, University of Melbourne; MSc.UPD, KTH), and architectural theorist (PhD Arch., KTH). She has worked with masterplanning projects in Australia, Vietnam, Finland and Sweden.Her research addresses the co-production of images and subjectivities through practices relating to architectural design, artistic research, urban planning, policymaking, real estate and property relations, and aesthetics. She has published widely in a range of international journals and anthologies. Together with Karin Matz and Rutger Sjögrim she is running SECRETARY office for Architecture.

Elin Strand Ruin is an artist-architect working within the field of participatory art practice in dialogue with local networks catalysing social change through implementing caring functions and practices in the public space. Her work operates at the interface between performative art-architecture and urban politics, exploring public domesticities. Strand Ruin has exhibited at leading artistic, architectural and planning venues around Sweden and Europe during the last 20 years: Depo Istanbul, Modern Art Oxford, Arkdes, Reykjavík Art Museum, The Maison de l’Architecture Île-de-France, Paris and Marabouparken konsthall. She has recently been part of the international research project MAPURBAN together with professor Ann Legeby, KTH. https://research.kent.ac.uk/mapurban-eu Strand Ruin runs the practice S E S Studio Elin Strand Ruin and is a lecturer at The School of Architecture, KTH.

See also
Cooking Relay at the Kitchen Square
Elin Strand Ruin – The Kitchen Square
Elin Strand Ruin – artist talk
The Ruling Citizen & Inauguration of The Kitchen Square