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Welcome to ArkDes on September 27th
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ArkDes is currently closed for refurbishment.

Conference

Every year since 2020, ArkDes, together with the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, the Swedish National Heritage Board, and the Public Art Agency Sweden, organises a conference where architects, urban planners, designers, artists, municipal, regional, and national officials, and politicians meet and share experiences in the field of the Designed Living Environment.

Photo: Ricard Estay, Statens konstråd. 2023.

In the packed venue, 300 people are participating, and around 2000 people are attending digitally, all eager to exchange knowledge to create and manage environments that are sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, and functional. The conference invites national and international figures in architecture, design, art, and cultural heritage to present new ideas about projects and methods that contribute to creating environments where people want to live and work.

Each year, the winners of the ‘Årets strålkastare’ award are announced – recognizing those who’ve set the bar high in the field of Designed Living Environments.

This years conference:

Conference
02.10.2024
Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Conference 2024: Designed Living Environment – How to Count?

Sign up to this year's conference on Designed Living Environment, this year on the theme: How to Count?

Previous conferences:

Conference
03.10.2023

Conference 2023

Read more about the Designed Living Environment conference 2023 and watch it in retrospect.
Conference

06.10.2022

Conference 2022

Read more about the Designed Living Environment conference 2022 and watch it in retrospect.
Conference

14.10.2021

Conference 2021

Read more about the Designed Living Environment conference 2021 and watch it in retrospect.
Conference

03.09.2020

Conference 2020

Read more about the Designed Living Environment conference 2020 and watch it in retrospect.

Collaboration on Policy for Designed Living Environment

ArkDes, together with the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning ↗, the Swedish National Heritage Board ↗, and the Public Art Agency Sweden ↗, has a government mandate to promote the development of the national Policy for Designed Living Environment. In this capacity, ArkDes functions as a knowledge source and platform for exploring, monitoring, and disseminating knowledge about designed living environments, particularly in the fields of architecture and design.

The joint mission of the four agencies involves monitoring and spreading knowledge about the policy area across Sweden. This is achieved, among other means, through an annual conference where actors from the national, municipal, regional, and private sectors meet both physically and digitally to discuss and listen to inspiring and forward-looking examples in architecture, design, art and cultural heritage.