August 2017

 Every Saturday in August at 16:00, The Roaming Institute invites the audience for a walk to discover new perspectives of the city, investigating urban planning in Stockholm. The walks open discussions about some of the unfulfilled promises of modernism and contemporary urban conflicts. Saturday, 12 August, Malin Ståhl guides a walk investigating plants and the potential of unorganized space, starting at Index, Kungsbro Strand 19. Upcoming walks with Roberto N Peyre, Natalia Rebelo, and Mourad Khouri and Ola Andersson.

 A three-part film program that reflects on the city as a social and political playground, as part of Index current exhibition The Promise. On Tuesday, 29 August, Part 2 with short films by Felice Hapetzeder, Muammer and Synnöve Özer, Maria Magnusson, Karl Holmqvist and Guillermo Alvarez. On Sunday, 3 September, Part 3 with short films by Peter Weiss, Lennart Johansson, Josef Doukkali and Lennart Westman, Ane Hjort Guttu, and Christine Leuhusen.

 The event will look into the relationship between art institutions and political activism. Miriam Andersson Blecher, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, Sonia Sagan, and Axel Wieder will discuss projects that elevate the interests and stories of communities, create visibility for social conflicts, and change the practice of institutions. The event is part of the program of the exhibition The Promise.

Artist Talks: Peter Wächtler
Thu 17 August, 19:00
Malin Pettersson Öberg
Wed 23 August, 18:00
Join us for a series of artist talks with participating artists in The Promise. On Thursday, 17 August, Peter Wächtler will read a new text from his ongoing writing of stories. On Wednesday, 23 August, we present Malin Pettersson Öberg in conversation with Malin Zimm about her film Modellarkivet. There is an opportunity to visit the model archive at Stadsbyggnadskontoret before the talk at 17:00, RSVP required.

 Index 19 is back after the summer break. Check out two live concerts of experimental music by Animal Kingdom (a collaboration between Paul Sigerhall and Stefan Tcherepnin) and Alexei Borisov and Katya Rekk on Wednesday, 16 August, starting 19:00.

 Save the date! On Friday, 15 September 2017, 17:30–21:00 we will open our new exhibition, a solo presentation of Swedish artist Beth Laurin.

Håkan Nilsson about The Promise: Vem har rätt till staden?, Svenska Dagbladet, 6 August 2017