Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: Erik Stenberg Introduces his Tensta Archive
Tensta was planned and built over a ten-year period, concurrent with the same frame of time as the Million Dwelling Programme was being carried out. The general plan for the district was adopted in 1965 and the underground train was opened in 1975.
Since 1999, Stenberg has collected drawings, texts and other material from Tensta’s short history as a residential area in an attempt to understand the original ideas which have been obscured by generalisations about the Million Dwelling Programme as a whole. He has looked for specific details, viewing the built environment as constructed rather than planned and has discovered qualities and strengths to build further upon.