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Knitting House is a re-reading of a two bedroom apartment in the suburb of Husby (Stockholm, Sweden). The collaborative project springs from a fascination of the rationality, which the large-scale social housing areas in post-war Europe are characterized by. But also from an interest in the lives lived behind these mass-produced concrete walls. Knitting House confides in the act of knitting, where every stitch has been carefully touched by a thought and turned private space inside out bringing “oikos” to the public sphere. Inspired by the antique drama by Aristofanes: Ecclesiazusae (The power of women) and the central figure Praxagora, Knitting House also plays with the power relations and set roles by different agencies in the public and private spheres of the city.


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