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​Yarny, Medusa och en elefant: The Craft of Swedish Game Design

​Yarny, Medusa och en elefant: The Craft of Swedish Game Design

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 07:00 UTC

Videogames are everywhere. We play them on desktop screens and on devices that we hold in our hands. At home, on the bus, alone and together. But what do you actually know about the creative visual worlds behind the screens. Bridging technology and imagination with artistry and craft, the artists, designers and developers making videogames are building alternate worlds.

Eight Leading Architects Envision Future Stockholm in ‘Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron’

Eight Leading Architects Envision Future Stockholm in ‘Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron’

Press releases   •   May 08, 2019 07:35 UTC

In the exhibition Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron, which opens in Boxen at ArkDes on April 26th, eight of Stockholm’s most talented architects consider the question: What do we want our city to be? Free from the constraints that define most architectural projects, the drawings, models and written statements on display push the boundaries of architectural representation.

Stockholm Design Week: Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2019

Stockholm Design Week: Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2019

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 07:33 UTC

Discover the most exciting young Swedish design of the moment. The exhibition Ung Svensk Form 2019 includes unique works from a number of different disciplines, from architecture and fashion to product design and crafts. ArkDes is the first venue for the exhibition, which will then go on tour in Sweden and abroad.

The Future Starts Here – 80 projects shaping the world of tomorrow

The Future Starts Here – 80 projects shaping the world of tomorrow

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:13 UTC

The exhibition The Future Starts Here aims to shine a light on the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. It shows innovative technologies and how they soon will come to affect our lives.

Space Popular are standing on the threshold of the virtual city

Space Popular are standing on the threshold of the virtual city

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 08:32 UTC

In Value in the Virtual, Space Popular unfold an immersive installation exploring the role of architecture, and architects, in the design of virtual worlds. As the London-based architecture studio’s first exhibition in Sweden, Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg offer a glimpse to a future in which our experience of everyday life, our homes, and our cities will be radically transformed.

ArkDes, Petra Gipp, and Mikael Olsson Shed New Light on Sigurd Lewerentz at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

ArkDes, Petra Gipp, and Mikael Olsson Shed New Light on Sigurd Lewerentz at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Press releases   •   May 23, 2018 10:40 UTC

​In response to the explosion of international interest and research surrounding Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975), Sweden’s most renowned 20th Century architect, ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design), with Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson, presents "Freestanding" – an exhibition in the Central Pavilion at FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Public Luxury - Architecture, design and the fight for the public realm.

Public Luxury - Architecture, design and the fight for the public realm.

Press releases   •   May 22, 2018 14:03 UTC

Three new entry barriers that reimagine anti-terrorist design and a dance pavilion where anyone can connect their phones to loudspeakers and dance – Public Luxury highlights architecture and design that reveals the debate around and the struggle for the Swedish public realm today.

Another Generosity

Another Generosity

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 09:52 UTC

The Nordic Pavilion 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Call for Fellows: 2018 ArkDes Fellowship – "Projecting the Future"

Call for Fellows: 2018 ArkDes Fellowship – "Projecting the Future"

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2018 11:05 UTC

ArkDes, Sweden’s national museum of architecture and design, has launched a new Fellowship programme offering practitioners, spatial thinkers, and researchers operating in or around the fields of architecture and design opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design

Press releases   •   Feb 02, 2018 14:29 UTC

In connection to the visit of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this month, ArkDes has announced a collaborative project between the British Embassy in Sweden and ArkDes—Housing Design Exchange: London/Stockholm.

Stockholm Design Week: Press preview Young Swedish Design 2018

Stockholm Design Week: Press preview Young Swedish Design 2018

Press releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 12:36 UTC

Stockholm Design Week: Press preview Young Swedish Design 2018 Wednesday 7 February at 10 – 11am. ArkDes, Exercisplan 4, Skeppsholmen. Discover the most intriguing new designs by Sweden’s young creatives. Young Swedish Design 2018 presents unique pieces from across a broad range of disciplines, from product design to craft.

ArkDes exhibition programme 2018-2021: From Lewerentz to the design of the future.

ArkDes exhibition programme 2018-2021: From Lewerentz to the design of the future.

Press releases   •   Nov 08, 2017 09:54 UTC

A comprehensive collections-based exhibition, a major international production, and an exhibition that sets the tone for ArkDes’ new direction – ArkDes’ 2018-2021 exhibition programme is here.

Norm Form – an exhibition  about design that goes against  the grain. 6 Oct 2017 – 11 Feb 2018.

Norm Form – an exhibition about design that goes against the grain. 6 Oct 2017 – 11 Feb 2018.

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 17:35 UTC

​Have you ever wondered why a woman’s bicycle is different to a man’s? Or why a drill looks so different to a food processor? Norm Form displays the work of 50 designers and artists whose work challenges accepted norms about how an object or place should look and function.

ArkDes presents a forgotten treasure of furniture design history​

ArkDes presents a forgotten treasure of furniture design history​

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2017 15:14 UTC

Discover the HI group: masters of craft, furniture and interior design from the 1960s. The HI Group - Craftsmanship in the Plastic Age is an exhibition of 30 objects, from furniture to photography, that tells a story of the renaissance of craft in an era more associated with modern, industrialised materials.

Josef Frank – Against Design. 10 March – 27 August 2017.

Josef Frank – Against Design. 10 March – 27 August 2017.

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2017 08:14 UTC

​Josef Frank – Against Design is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to this world-renowned architect and designer. The exhibition presents unique material from the ArkDes collections never previously displayed.

Reminder. Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity. Invitation to the press preview on Thursday, 9 June at 10.00 am.

Reminder. Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity. Invitation to the press preview on Thursday, 9 June at 10.00 am.

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2016 07:52 UTC

Yayoi Kusama is one of the most acclaimed artists working today. Since the 1950s, she has created art that is as personal as it is universal. In summer 2016, ArkDes and Moderna Museet are featuring Yayoi Kusama’s oeuvre in the first major presentation in Sweden.

In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face Padiglione dei Paesi Nordici (Finlandia, Norvegia e Svezia) Alla 15 Mostra Internazionale di Architettura - La Biennale di Venezia

In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face Padiglione dei Paesi Nordici (Finlandia, Norvegia e Svezia) Alla 15 Mostra Internazionale di Architettura - La Biennale di Venezia

Press releases   •   May 17, 2016 09:42 UTC

La mostra nel Padiglione dei Paesi Nordici alla 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura - La Biennale di Venezia mette Finlandia, Norvegia e Svezia al centro della ribalta e ‘in terapia’, illuminando da un punto di vista psicanalitico ciò che viene comunemente percepito come architettura scandinava contemporanea.

In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face. Nordic Pavilion (Finland, Norway and Sweden) At the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face. Nordic Pavilion (Finland, Norway and Sweden) At the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Press releases   •   May 16, 2016 11:41 UTC

The exhibition of the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia positions Finland, Norway and Sweden under a spotlight and ‘in therapy’, shining a psychoanalytically-framed light on what is commonly perceived as contemporary Nordic architecture.

Gunnar Asplund’s hidden cultural treasure to be made publicly accessible

Gunnar Asplund’s hidden cultural treasure to be made publicly accessible

Press releases   •   Sep 22, 2015 08:24 UTC

Today. On 22 September, the internationally acclaimed Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund would have turned 130. To mark the anniversary, ArkDes – The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design – in Stockholm is making an hitherto unkown cultural treasure freely available to the public.

A new city in Minecraft - RECREATE, REBUILD, REINVENT

A new city in Minecraft - RECREATE, REBUILD, REINVENT

Press releases   •   Apr 07, 2014 08:09 UTC

The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design presents Blockholm. Using the game of Minecraft as a platform for exploring themes of democracy and public dialogue in city planning, Blockholm allows users to rebuild the city’s 100,000 lots using information generated from actual land use data, marking the first time in history that Stockholm’s land use information has been available to the public.