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Studio Ossidiana
Utomhusverket 2021

Until 10 October

During the summer of 2021 Exercisplan at ArkDes becomes a place to discover new ways of being together. Studio Ossidiana designs an outdoor space for everyone to make their own and celebrate public space and public life.

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How to Make a Public Space
Watch a film about the making of Utomhusverket 2021 on e-flux

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the way we use our public spaces, and revealed just how important they are to us. Studio Ossidiana—an architecture, design and research practice led by Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Bellotti—responds to this shifting reality with this year’s summer installation at ArkDes. Utomhusverket 2021 is a platform for outdoor gathering in the centre of Stockholm.

Conceived as an archipelago of activities and encounters, Studio Ossidiana’s installation is a celebration of the potential of public space. From play and meditation to open-air community meetings and demonstrations, their design sets a stage for new ways of being together. It highlights the symbolic action of shared experiences – with others, with nature, and with our surroundings.

Utomhusverket

Utomhusverket is ArkDes’s annual summer outdoor installation. With each commission, it stitches the spaces of the museum to the streets of the city by way of a large-scale outdoor installation, creating a testing ground that makes room for architects and designers to imagine new possibilities for public life. Each iteration seeks to demonstrate the potential of inclusive and design-driven public space, enabling individual and collective action in the heart of the city.


Studio Ossidiana: Alessandra Covini, Giovanni Bellotti
Curator:
James Taylor-Foster
Exhibition Producer: Johanna Fogel
Build Coordinator: Johan von Geijer
Exhibition Coordinator: Elisabet Norin
Graphic Identity: EWO (Emil Engel Andersson, William J Andersson, Oskar Laurin)
Installation: Nord Skateparks (Sweden), Tomaello (The Netherlands)
Team at Studio Ossidiana: Daniele Ceragno, Mariagiulia Pistonese, Lyubov Viller, Han Sol Hwang, Baukje Trenning
Production (Public Programme): Elisabet Schön
Educational Programme: Jakob Kjellberg, Madeléne Beckman
Film Production: Performing Pictures (Geska Helena Brečević, Robert Brečević); Kyulim Kim, Daniel Donato; Sujy Lee

Studio Ossidiana

Studio Ossidiana is an architecture, design, and research practice based in The Netherlands, founded in 2015. Led by Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Bellotti, the studio works to blur the boundary between architecture, design, art, landscape, and urban strategies. Playfulness, tactility, and inclusivity thread their projects: stories are told and objects are brought to life through materials and spaces that call for action, discovery, and wonder.

Studio Ossidiana

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Giovanni Bellotti and Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana). 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

Giovanni Bellotti and Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana). 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

Map of Utomhusverket 2021. Drawing by Studio Ossidiana.

Map of Utomhusverket 2021. Drawing by Studio Ossidiana.

The Pond at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

The Pond at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

The Sundial at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

The Sundial at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

The Bird Garden at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

The Bird Garden at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

Backgammon at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

Backgammon at 'Utomhusverket 2021' by Studio Ossidiana. Photo: Märta Thisner

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The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the way we use our public spaces, and revealed just how important they are to us. Studio Ossidiana—an architecture, design and research practice led by Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Bellotti—responds to this shifting reality with this year’s summer installation at ArkDes. Utomhusverket 2021 is a platform for outdoor gathering in the centre of Stockholm.

Conceived as an archipelago of activities and encounters, Studio Ossidiana’s installation is a celebration of the potential of public space. From play and meditation to open-air community meetings and demonstrations, their design sets a stage for new ways of being together. It highlights the symbolic action of shared experiences – with others, with nature, and with our surroundings.

Utomhusverket

Utomhusverket is ArkDes’s annual summer outdoor installation. With each commission, it stitches the spaces of the museum to the streets of the city by way of a large-scale outdoor installation, creating a testing ground that makes room for architects and designers to imagine new possibilities for public life. Each iteration seeks to demonstrate the potential of inclusive and design-driven public space, enabling individual and collective action in the heart of the city.


Studio Ossidiana: Alessandra Covini, Giovanni Bellotti
Curator:
James Taylor-Foster
Exhibition Producer: Johanna Fogel
Build Coordinator: Johan von Geijer
Exhibition Coordinator: Elisabet Norin
Graphic Identity: EWO (Emil Engel Andersson, William J Andersson, Oskar Laurin)
Installation: Nord Skateparks (Sweden), Tomaello (The Netherlands)
Team at Studio Ossidiana: Daniele Ceragno, Mariagiulia Pistonese, Lyubov Viller, Han Sol Hwang, Baukje Trenning
Production (Public Programme): Elisabet Schön
Educational Programme: Jakob Kjellberg, Madeléne Beckman
Film Production: Performing Pictures (Geska Helena Brečević, Robert Brečević); Kyulim Kim, Daniel Donato; Sujy Lee

Studio Ossidiana

Studio Ossidiana is an architecture, design, and research practice based in The Netherlands, founded in 2015. Led by Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Bellotti, the studio works to blur the boundary between architecture, design, art, landscape, and urban strategies. Playfulness, tactility, and inclusivity thread their projects: stories are told and objects are brought to life through materials and spaces that call for action, discovery, and wonder.

Studio Ossidiana