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Mira Bergh × Josefin Zachrisson: Utomhusverket 2022

During the summer of 2022, Bakgården at ArkDes becomes a secluded backdrop to a diverse summer programme. Stockholm-based designers Mira Bergh and Josefin Zachrisson design a public space with private intentions. https://arkdes.se/en/utstallning/utomhusverket-josefin-zachrisson-mira-bergh/ Photography: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn (2022)

WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD / Konstig känsla känns bra (ArkDes, 2020; The Design Museum, 2022)

Type “ASMR” into YouTube and you will meet a stream of faces and hands, microphones and materials, and makeshift sets. These videos exist inside the world of the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response—a static-like feeling of low-grade euphoria or deep calming, triggered by gentle sound, touch and movement. "WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD" explores this emergent world as a physical reaction, a revolutionary internet culture, a technology-driven craft, and a field of design.

SWEDEN’S MOST REVERED ARCHITECT SUBJECT OF MAJOR EXHIBITION OPENING IN STOCKHOLM IN OCTOBER 2021. ACCOMPANYING MONOGRAPH PUBLISHED MAY 2021

Sweden’s most revered architect Sigurd Lewerentz, regarded as a giant of 20th century architecture, is the subject of a major exhibition, Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life designed by Caruso St John, opening at ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design in Stockholm, on 1st October 2021 (revised from 30th April 2021). Accompanying monograph publisched May 2021.

Cruising Pavilion: Architecture, Gay Sex and Cruising Culture

Cruising describes the quest for sex by homosexual men in public spaces. It is an urban pursuit taking place in parks, public toilets and car parks, as well as in dedicated establishments such as sex clubs and bathhouses. But cruising cannot be reduced to neither men nor gays, nor to any definite location. The historical model of cruising is evolving. Presenting the many facets of cruising culture through the work of international architects, designers and artists, Cruising Pavilion explores a sexual and spatial practice that spans historical and contemporary culture. The combination of digital hook-up apps, urban development, and the commodification of LGBTQ+ cultures means that traditional cruising grounds are continually adapting. Geospatial technologies have generated a psychosexual geography that spreads across digitally-connected homes and profiles.