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Scan, Cut, Unfold: A Critical Analysis of The Swedish Review of Architecture
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

I have zoomed in and out, cut and pasted, simplified and exaggerated my way through twelve shelf metres of Swedish architecture history. My ambition with this project has been to understand how Swedish architecture has been narrated in The Swedish Review of Architecture - tidskriften Arkitektur - during the 113 years the publication has existed. Has its "dramaturgy" changed and is this reflected in the development of Swedish design?

Through using the architectural skills I have developed through my education, I was able to use the relatively simple, yet complex technique of photomontage as a means of analysing historical images. Each montage, once composed, vividly suggest certain tendencies of different historical periods, from the use of material, the social ways in which spaces are inhabited, the way light is managed, and so forth. I developed this method of photomontage because it exposes much more than documentary photography and writing.

The project suggest an active engagement in history, rather than a passive acceptance of thing that have been. The final spreads can be read as retrospective and visionary simultaneously, to open up for several readings, and a possibility to keep on producing more material.

Abstract [sv]

Sedan 1901 har tidskriften Arkitektur dominerat den svenska arkitekturscenen. Det är en viktig historisk källa, inget annat tidskriftsarkiv innehåller en sån stor mängd svensk arkitektur.I mitt examensarbete har jag försökt definiera hur tidskriften har skildrat den svenska arkitekturen. Hur har detta förändrats under de 113 år tidskriften har existerat? Fokus för min undersökning har varit presentationer av villor och sommarhus. Med hjälp av digitala verktyg har jag zoomat in i materialet, klippt och klistrat och byggt upp nya verkligheter som ger en ny bild av berättelsen om svensk arkitektur.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 11 p.
Keyword [en]
publication, magazine, swedish review of architecture, collage, photo-montage, history, villa, home
Keyword [sv]
tidskrift, tidskriften arkitektur, collage, montage, fotomontage, kollage, publikation, arkitektur, sveriges arkitekter, arkitekturhistoria, villa, sommarhus
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-169196OAI: diva2:820306
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Master of Architecture - Architecture
Available from: 2015-09-30 Created: 2015-06-11 Last updated: 2015-09-30Bibliographically approved

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