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Beyond Ikea and Carl Larsson:Exploring the wide (wild) world of contemporary Swedish Design
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Traditionally one thinks of Swedish design in one category: Ikea. Clean lines, light-colored wood, with accompanying names such as Ekdahl and Pamela. For those who know slightly more about Swedish design, there is Carl Larsson, representing the opposite end of the spectrum: rustic, curvaceous, colorful, folksy. However, what lies within and beyond this oversimplified spectrum? This course welcomes a group of artists and designers from Sweden who, over the past year, have been crafting specific architectural strategies for a more sustainable Los Angeles, particularly in and around the Los Angeles River. They will bring their unique design and cultural perspective to the table, to help broaden the American mind with regards to Swedish design and all that it encompasses. Additionally, the course will seek to introduce students to approaches to the design process that might be distinctly Swedish, and what cultural and environmental conditions of the country might give rise to both the process and the product.
Beyond Ikea and Carl Larsson is a course gruided by John Benjamin Kamp who also is an landscape architect living in Los Angeles. This project is part of The Fifth Ecology: Los Angeles Beyond Desire exhibition at g727 on November 15, 2009. For information please contact g727 at email@example.com.
10:00 am Meet and Greet at Public School
10:30 am Public School Opens
10:45 am Beyond Ikea and Carl Larsson Starts
12:30 pm Class Ends