THE ROAMING INSTITUTE, Session 2: Louise Stiernström and Hiroko Tsuchimoto

5 August 2017, 16:00

Louise Stiernström and Hiroko Tsuchimoto

As part of the program for the exhibition The Promise at Index, participants of the course Modernist Legacies and Constructions of Whiteness (Kungl. Konsthögskolan, 2016–2017) present a project titled The Roaming Institute.

The Roaming Institute consists of a series of walks through the city which continue the research of the course, reflecting on the traces of modernist architecture and urban planning in Stockholm, and its entanglement with normative concepts of subjectivity. The walks invite the audience to discover new perspectives of the city and its surroundings and opening discussions about some of the unfulfilled promises of modernism.

Each of the 6 sessions is conceived around a specific topic and led by different participants from the course, or in conversation with invited guests. The walks will take place on weekly, every Saturday from 29 July to 2 September. Start of the walks is, unless otherwise mentioned, at Index, Kungsbro Strand 19.

Session 2: Louise Stiernström and Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Feet in the Sands of Time

Meeting point: Index, Kungsbro Strand 19
Duration: 1,5 hours

This walk will engage with the Vision 2040: A Stockholm for Everyone, a plan set by the City of Stockholm’s City Council for the development of the city until the year 2040. The vision details objectives and ambitions for all committees and boards within the city organisation towards a sustainable growth. During the walk, we would like to discuss the gaps between the objectives detailed in the Vision 2040 and the present challenges of gentrification and segregation. While the discussion will be about the future, it simultaneously reflects on the present – the “place” where the future begins.

Starting at Index, the walk will lead towards Slussen with an opportunity to listen to an audio recording of the vision, followed by a discussion about the road towards the future. Slussen will serve as a platform for the workshop, as it is one of the most important junctures in the city and currently under construction – and highly contested – as a new “meeting place”.

Requirements: Please bring a mobile phone and earphones to access the audio walk during the event. If you require a separate mp3 player, please let us know before 3 August by email: Please bring a blanket or similar to sit during the workshop. A number of folding chairs will be available.
The workshop will be held in English.

Sound link for the audio walk:
More information about the Vision 2040 can be found on the website of Stockholms stad.

Louise Stiernström is an artist based in Stockholm. Her research, installations and audio works investigate space, the human psyche and societal conditions in relation to time, memory and perception.

Hiroko Tsuchimoto is a visual/performance artist, living in Sweden since 2008. Her works are manifested as stage performances and social experiments in public spaces.

Further dates

Sat 12 August 2017, 16:00
Session 3: Malin Ståhl

Sat 19 August 2017, 16:00
Session 4: Roberto N Peyre and Det gror i betongen

Sat 26 August 2017, 16:00
Session 5: Natalia Rebelo

Sat 2 September 2017, 16:00
Session 6: Mourad Kouri and Ola Andersson

Alba Baeza, Jasmine Hinks

The course Modernist Legacies and Constructions of Whiteness took place in autumn 2016/17 at Kungl. Konsthögskolan in collaboration with Index, with Samira Ariadad, Donatella Bernardi, Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Tobias Hübinette.