A cut-out from a typical Swedisch "Million Programme" apartment from Fittja south of Stockholm is temporarily appearing in Venice during the 14:th Architecture Biennale 7:th June - 7:th September 2014. Fittja People's Palace is a method for how to renovate and subtly upgrade the architecture of the welfare state.
The project appears in the Fittja Pavillion in Serra dei Giardini, curated by the art hall Botkyrka konsthall. Rem Koolhaas, the curator of the Architecture Biennale in Venice and one of the most influential architects of our time, asks for a mapping of the modernistic architecture in the international exhibition of the biennale named Fundamentals. In the Fittja Pavillion, several contributing architects and artists are re-evaluating the qualities of the Swedish housing blocks of the 1960's and 70's.
5:th June 15-18
Press preview of the Fittja Pavillion, Serra dei Giardini.
6:th June 16-18
Seminar "Contemporary approaches to our late modernistic heritage". Fittja Pavillion, Serra dei Giardini, Venice
The Fittja Pavillion is presented in collaboration with Architecture and Design Center, Stockholm, partner of the Nordic Pavillion.
Curator: Joanna Sandell, Botkyrka konsthall.
Partner: Botkyrkabyggen AB
Fittja People's Palace