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02.10.2024 09:00-16:15
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Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Conference 2024: Designed Living Environment – How to count?

Welcome to the annual conference on Designed Living Environment hosted by the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, the Swedish National Heritage Board, ArkDes, and the National Public Art Council. This year’s theme is: How to count?

How much does quality cost? Do we need and can we think and calculate in new ways? The conference brings together property owners, construction actors, municipalities, and authorities to collectively listen to inspiring examples and discuss how we create and ensure attractive living environments and manage existing values – for today’s residents and for future generations.

Plus, we’ll announce the winners of the ‘Årets strålkastare’ award – recognizing those who’ve set the bar high in the field of Designed Living Environments.

More information about the conference, the speakers, and registration will be available soon at ut for now, make sure to mark October 2nd in your calendar for this year’s event.

About the conference

Since 2020, the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning ↗, the Swedish National Heritage Board ↗, ArkDes and Public Art Agency Sweden ↗ annually arrange a conference about Designed Living Environment. The conference is aimed at those working at municipal, regional, and national levels, within academia or as private practitioners.

Wednesday, October 2, 2024


Physically at ArkDes, Stockholm, as well as broadcasted live.

Free full-day conference. Lunch and refreshments are included for in-person attendees and will be served during breaks

The in-person spots are highly sought after, so please cancel if you are unable to attend. We reserve the right to charge a no-show fee of 800 SEK for the physical event. You may transfer your spot to someone else.

If the in-person event at Skeppsholmen is full, you can always participate in the conference digitally. Digital participation also requires pre-registration through a ticket.

The conference is primarily held in Swedish. However, English-speaking speakers may be present.

There are accessible parking spots available at Exercisplan outside ArkDes and Moderna Museet’s main entrances, as well as in front of the entrance to Moderna Museet from the seaside.

There are two elevators connecting the three public floors of Moderna Museet. The elevator doors open automatically.

There are no obstructive thresholds at the Moderna Museet.

Storage facilities:
Lockers for outerwear and larger bags, as well as an unmanned cloakroom, are available adjacent to ArkDes and Moderna Museet’s foyer.

Accessible restrooms are available on all three floors of the Moderna Museet, with door widths of 90 cm.

Wheelchairs are available for loan at the reception located in ArkDes and Moderna Museet’s foyer. Please contact our hosts for assistance. The museum is on one level without thresholds and is designed for easy wheelchair access. Folding stools are available for loan in the exhibition halls.

Hearing Loop:
A hearing loop is available in the Auditorium. Set your hearing aid to ‘T’ mode