TOPPING OUT – Afternoon in the waiting room and a reading about temporality
Come and visit Waiting Room #2 under construction in MDT’s foyer. Waiting Room #2 is part of the project Stage Directions, an architectural tryout that explores the written instruction as an alternative architectural tool. Urban designer and theorist Helen Runting is invited to share thoughts on the “temporary,” both as a format for spatial and procedural investigations in architecture, but also as a model of (immaterial) work and trade in the late capitalist city. Throughout the afternoon refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity, the structure will soon be gone.
Stage Directions is a project by Andjeas Ejiksson & Joanna Zawieja. Waiting Room #2 is under construction from November 3 to November 28. The structure is to be constructed and demolished within this timeframe.
Place: MDT, the foyer. Free entry!
- About Helen Runting
Helen Runting is an urban planner and urban designer, and a PhD student in Critical Studies in Architecture at the KTH School of Architecture. Her research interests include architectural postmodernism, urban economy, and architectural politics and regulation; her PhD addresses the production of atmospheres, affects and subjectivities which accompanies contemporary comprehensive development projects in the Nordic region. Helen is a member of Svensk Standard, and an editor of the journal LO-RES.
- About Andjeas Ejiksson
Andjeas Ejiksson is an artist, writer and editor, living and working in Stockholm. His oeuvre is based in the theatricality, interim spaces and experiences of writing. His special field of interest is the relationship between bureaucracy and life, and the aesthetics of historical change. Ejiksson is a researcher at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and before that at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Until recently, he was the editor of the Swedish art magazine Geist. andjeasejiksson.tumblr.com
- About Joanna Zawieja
Joanna Zawieja is an architect, living and working in Stockholm. Her practice explores the building process as a way to conceive and discuss architecture. Since 2014 Joanna works for the Swedish Public Art Agency responsible for projects regarding urban development.