Walk in Tensta with the Million Programme specialist Erik Stenberg
What were the ideas behind Sweden’s extensive Million Programme areas, and what of kind housing policy is required today for the suburbs of the future? The walk is part of Tensta museum filial at ArkDes during the exhibition Public Luxury.
As a large part of the construction of the welfare state, a million homes were built in Sweden during the period between 1965 and 1974. In 1968, there were 16 different types of prefabricated building systems with 15 percent of the total building stock that was built implementing those systems.
Three of these systems distinguished themselves with their built in flexibility and adaptability, making them able to account for the challenges of today. Questions about how the very ambitious million programme relates to politics, sustainability, and segregation are once again pressing as we face a new housing crisis, which again requires a vast production of homes.
Meeting place: Tensta konsthall. Free admission.