Symposium: Exploring Nordic Models of Architecture and Welfare
In collaboration with the inter-Scandinavian research network on architecture and welfare, ArkDes presents the symposium Exploring Nordic Models of Architecture and Welfare. The symposium presents new research topics in the field of architecture and welfare, highlighting past and present developments in the welfare states’ expansion, consolidation and erosion. The lectures and discussions will address recent changes in the reception and historization of the welfare states alongside different perspectives on the material heritage of the post-war period, its future transformations, uses and preservation.
Words of welcome: Kieran Long, director ArkDes
Introduction: Thordis Arrhenius, KTH, and Christina Pech, ArkDes
Lecture: Espen Johnsen, UiO, RECEPTIONS AND HISTORIOGRAPHIES
Roundtable with network participants: International Networks and Historiographies in the North
Lecture: Helena Mattsson, KTH, WELFARE AND THE RECENT PAST
Roundtable with network participants: Methods and Strategies of Researching the Nordic Welfare State:
Lecture: Thordis Arrhenius, KTH, CHANGING WELFARE
Roundtable with network participants: The Architectural Heritage of the Welfare State; Continuations and Rejections
17:00 CONCLUDING DISCUSSION
The Architecture and Welfare Network has a Nordic base of researchers from The Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Malmö University and Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Sweden, Oslo School of Architecture and Design and University of Oslo in Norway, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, University of Copenhagen and Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark.
The network has arranged a number of seminars on the relationship between architecture and welfare in the Scandinavian countries, and connects several current and completed research projects. The symposium is funded by NOS-HS, the joint committee for Nordic research councils in the humanities and social science with Thordis Arrhenius, KTH, as project leader.