Studio Elin Strand Ruin

Art / Architecture / Cityplanning

S E S 

The Blind Alley by Özge Açıkkol and Elin Strand Ruin, ' REFECTIONS FROM THE WOMANS ARCHIVES', DEPO Istanbul, MARCH 2022

THE BLIND ALLEY, March 2022 

The women from Balat visited the replica of 'their street' at the exhibition March 29, 2022. Tea, cake and discussions together with The Womens Library and Archive, Özge Açıkkol and Elin Strand Ruin.

The Blind Alley by Özge Açıkkol and Elin Strand Ruin, ' REFECTIONS FROM THE WOMANS ARCHIVES', DEPO Istanbul, MARCH 2022

The exhibition REFECTIONS FROM THE WOMEN'S ARCHIVES DEPO, Istanbul March 17 - April 29, 2022
An art project researching The Woman’s Library and Archive initiated by Mike Bode, The Swedish Consulate General, The Swedish Institute/Equal Spaces in collaboration with Gallery Depo. In the project three Swedish and Turkish artists are paired: Larissa Araz and Petra Bauer, Şafak Şule Kemancı and Ays Alayat, Özge Açıkkol and Elin Strand Ruin

The Blind Alley by Özge Açıkkol and Elin Strand Ruin, ' REFECTIONS FROM THE WOMANS ARCHIVES', DEPO Istanbul, MARCH 2022

UPCOMING 2022 

 

May 9, 16, 23  'The Kitchen Square Method' COCKING-RELAY with more then

24 local women and their families from Hallonbergen in collaboration with Marabouparken

Artgallery, MAPURBAN researchproject, Stella Nova, Verdandi and Balder. MAPUBAN 2021-22

Part of the international research project MAPURBAN (2021-22) in collaboration with Anne Legeby, KTH, UCL, University of Kent, Free University, Berlin and The City of Sundbyberg, Marabouparken Artspace and Region Sthlm.  https://jpiurbaneurope.eu/project/mapurban/ https://research.kent.ac.uk/mapurban-eu/

MAY 14, GROUP-SHOW AVFART  INVITETD BY THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTION Zimmhall. 

 

May 23 PUBLIC SEMINAR  Marabouparken Konsthall MAPURBAN:

MAPPING URBAN RESOURCES & KITCHEN SQUARE KTH-A, the Growth and Regional Planning Office (TRF), Sundbyberg Municipality, and Marabouparken Art Space.Part of the international research project MAPURBAN (2021-22) in collaboration with Anne Legeby, KTH, UCL, University of

Kent, Free University, Berlin and The City of Sundbyberg, Marabouparken Artspace and Region Sthlm.  https://jpiurbaneurope.eu/project/mapurban/ https://research.kent.ac.uk/mapurban-eu/

 

May-June LIVE-PROJECT 'The Kitchen of Praxagora 2.0'

Husby, Tensta and Bredäng, The City of Stockholm  (2021-2022)

 

Sept 14-21 LIVE-PROJECT 'The Kitchen Square 2.0' LONDON

Invited by MAPURBAN researchproject and Whitechapel Road Improvement Programme, WRIP.  https://jpiurbaneurope.eu/project/mapurban/ https://research.kent.ac.uk/mapurban-eu/

RECENT PROJECTS 2021 -2022 

March 17- April 29 EXHIBITION Reflections from the Woman's Archive  SI,

Gallery DEPO, Swedish General Consulate, ISTANBUL 

ARTISTS: Larissa Araz & Petra Bauer, Özge Açıkkol & Elin Strand Ruin, Şafak Şule Kemancı & Ays Alayat 

https://www.depoistanbul.net/en/event/reflections-from-the-womens-archives/

https://www.depoistanbul.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022_13m2_OzgeElin.pdf

April 21 ONLINE TALK 'My Socialist Home and The Blind Alley’  

Online talk with Dr, Iulia Statica, Özge Açıkkol and Elin Strand Ruin Reflections from the Women’s Archives, Thursday, April 21, 2022 7pm Istanbul / 6pm CEST, Gallery DEPO, Swedish General Consulate, ISTANBUL 

March 8 LECTURE Invited by Dr Iulia Statica and Dr Tanzil Shafique to give a lecture to the

SSoA / MA Trajectories Module about S E S Art -Architecture practice and my research

January 26  LECTURE invited to KTH -A MA Course Feminist Architecture Theory,

lecture about my practice

 

December, 5 (2021) "Feminist Urban Planning", invited lecture at the Department of Architecture, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) Dhaka, Bangladesh;

https://www.mist.ac.bd/department/da

The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon, 2021 

(Bloomsbury) Included in publication by Giliane Tawadros with Mona Hatoum,Jananne Al-Ani, Gilliam Wearing, Yinka Shonibare,Susann Hiller, Barbara Kruger, Sherin Neshat etc. https://www.bloomsbury.com/.../sphinx-contemplating.../

Speaking Bernina, a four days performance at the Pump House Gallery in London in 2000, and then in the subsequent group exhibition The Veil, curated by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art) and shown at The New Art Gallery in Walsall, UK; the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool, UK; Modern Art Oxford, UK; and Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (2003-2004).  https://iniva.org/programme/projects/veil/; https://iniva.org/shop/publications/veil-veiling-representation-and-contempo rary-art/

Photo Anders Bobert
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The Kitchen of Praxagora 2.0, The City of Stockholm,  Kulturförvaltningen /Evenemangsavdelningen. Visiting Hökarängen, Tensta, Bredäng, 2021.

THE KITCHEN OF PRAXAGORA 2.0, 2021-2022

The Kitchen of Praxagora 2.0, The City of Stockholm,  Kulturförvaltningen /Evenemangsavdelningen. Visiting Hökarängen, Tensta, Bredäng, 2021.

THE KITCHEN SQUARE, 2019-2023

Photo Anders Bobert
Photo Alexandra Sell
Photo Alexandra Sell

The Kitchen Square, 2019

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The Kitchen Square, 2019, in the suburb of Hallonbergen, The City of Sundbyberg, Stockholm. A public space, permanent sculpture and a social tool.  A long-term dialogue process that will last during the Hallonbergen Centre Refurbishment (2019-24) focusing on exploring and developing ' The Kitchen Square Method ' . When the downtown area is completed, The Kitchen Square will get att permanent position: 'a sculpture on a pedestal' on the city square, still possible to activate as a large common local kitchen. In collaboration with Stella Nova, Verdandi, Marabouparken Artspace and the developer Balder. Funded by Kulturbryggan and Balder.  

Photo Anders Bobert

May 9, 16, 23 (2022) 'The Kitchen Square Method' COCKING-RELAY with more then 25 local women and their families from Hallonbergen in collaboration with Marabouparken Artgallery, MAPURBAN researchproject, Stella Nova, Verdandi and Balder. MAPUBAN 2021-22 Part of the international research project MAPURBAN (2021-22) in collaboration with Anne Legeby, KTH, UCL, University of Kent, Free University, Berlin and The City of Sundbyberg, Marabouparken Artspace and Region Sthlm.  https://jpiurbaneurope.eu/project/mapurban/

Photo Anders Bobert
Photo Anders Bobert
Photo Anders Bobert
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Photo Anders Bobert

The Kitchen Square, 2019

THE KITCHEN OF PRAXAGORA 1.0, 2016

Photo Anders Bobert

The Kitchen of Praxagora, 2016, Documentation-film by Lisa Partby and Elin Strand Ruin

  The Kitchen of Praxagora, 2016 in  collaboration with Marabouparkens Konsthall and The City of Sundbyberg                                                                                                                                     

Published the project Praxagoras Kök in ARCHITECTURE AND FEMINISM being a part of ’the Critiques series’ with Routledge in association with the AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association), 2017 

 

"When Shazia Chaudhry, who has worked at the Stella Nova kindergarten of

Stella Nova for 20 years, and knew knows everyone in the area, was cooking in the centre of Hallonbergen on a Sunday afternoon in May, she became a node for those who passed by; children, parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, teens,  friends of her family, etc. The social network and bonds of friends- hip and family bonds that Shazia has built up in the neighbourhood for many years, became visible in her act of cooking. Our question, after having carried out this temporary study for in advance of a long-term project, was: how could a permanent physical intervention make women’s experiences, their labour, their care work, and their networks visible to strengthen the public sphere?"

City planning 

Jubeleepark, Feministic Cityplanning Project, in collaboration with Spridd Architects and Lovley Landskap, commisioned by The City of Gothenburg, 

http://www.spridd.se/jubileumsparken-2021         http://www.spridd.se/nyheter/2016/11/18/feministisk-och-hllbar-stadsplanering

KNITTING HOUSE 2010-2017

Knitting house in collaboration with the New Beauty Council, 2010

ArkDes, 2013

Knitting House, ArkDes, Stockholm 2013 

Knitting House in collaboration with The New Beauty Council 2010-17.      

Knitting House sought to create space for speculation and imagination, but also to produce place and identity rather than simply representing or reflecting it. 

Knitting House, Arkdes, 2013, exhibitioncatalogue https://arkdes.se/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/knitting-house.pdf

Knitting House has been exhibited at Husby Art Space (2010), The Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (2012), ArkDes (Sweden's National Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm) (2013) and Marabouparken Art Space (2017). Knitting House takes the form of a knitted model of a two-bedroom apartment in a building on Oslogatan 8 in the Stockholm suburb of Husby. I initiated this art-architecture project, which was implemented through a collaboration with the curator Annika Enqvist of The New Beauty Council, in response to an invite from Husby Artspace; it took five years to complete the work. The project was realized in the autumn of 2010 mainly by a group of local women from the neighborhood; and initially students from the Masters of Architecture program at KTH-A and the Masters of Textile Design program at Konstfack, the University of Arts, Craft and Design; a couple of professional craftspeople. Over the course of eight weeks, we turned the 

2-bedroomflat at Oslogatan 8 in Husby into a factory and an active public space. The idea of "knitting" the flat was a tribute, a declaration of love to the lives lived in these flats for nearly 40 years. By using twelve knitting machines, we created a reproduction of the Oslogatan dwelling, which is a typical standard apartment from the Swedish Million Programme era (built 1974). Moving out of the relatively private sphere of the flat into the public sphere of the art gallery also reinforced the feeling that the work was relevant outside the group itself. The women from Husby spoke at the opening seminar of their residential environment and problems in this low-income area.

Knitting House - production at Oslogatan 8 and exhibition at Husby Art 2010 -  Film commissioned by Arkdes 2013 edited by Shiva Anoushirvani and Elin Strand Ruin.

EXHIBITIONS. PUBLIC ART. LECTURES. DEBATE. 

LECTURES / PANELS / MODERATION:  Lecture / Panel reSITE, Prag, 2017 and  Bilgi University, Istanbul 2019, Public Art Agency Sweden 2014, Feministic City planning seminar, Dome of Vision, KTH, 2016, Architecture now and beyond, Dhaka, 2021, Uppsala Artmuseum: Public art and City development , 2019, Lecture at Sheffield School of Architecture, 2022 etc

MY KITCHEN, H+, 2011

MY KITCHEN, 2011, Art and City development project H+, Helsingborg, Smack Bang i Folkets Hamn                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

INTERIOR DESIGN, CRITICAL UPCYCLING

In collaboration with MADAM Snickeri and TEMA                                                                                                                                                    Furniture for the innovation square at Vinnova, 2015

AN ANIMAL THEATRE WITH FEELINGS AND WEATHER 2014-19

An animal theatre with feelings and weather (2014-20)

Comissioned by Stockholm Arts (Stockholm Konst) An animal theatre with feelings and weather in collaboration with M