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Group Global 3000, 7pm: Artist talk „Paths to Sustainability“ – Elke Kupfer, Krisztina Fazekas-Kielbassa, Sophie Gnest, (exhibition from 5pm)
Seeking fulfillment in consumption versus global boundaries – how do we decide?
Drawn fictitious urban maps on recycled envelopes by Johan Eriksson and a model of sustainable development, built on site with household waste by Mattias Larson. Johan Eriksson about his art: ”I designed my first map as a five-year-old. The inspiration for drawing ones own urban landscapes came from an interest in Stockholm’s buildings, traffic and rail-related public transport and also how this is depicted in maps and city plans. Eventually I discovered more of the outside world and other major cities such as. Beijing, Berlin, Pittsburgh and others. During the 1990s, I started a correspondence with various traffic companies around the world regarding modern tram traffic in Stockholm. Some of the envelopes I work with come from these traffic companies, others are from friends who send me letters from different countries. Different sorts of stamps, addresses on or a fold in the envelope form the conditions I must relate to. I see a possible picture in the relationships between these, how the cities are built in relation to an imaginary topography and cultural monuments. The cities I draw are fictional, but are still quite realistic. Cities have their built-in restrictions. All the maps are cut-outs from larger-conceived cities that are […]