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Knitting House: Konst, arkitektur och stickning som politisk katalysator
Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the project Knitting House using art and architectural theories to question the forms of the project as well as the town planning in the area of Husby, a suburb to Stockholm. In order to stress the architectural issues in the area of Husby, the thesis examines the aim and intention of the project Knitting House. The project explores the standardized architectural form that was used and built under the Miljonprogrammet, through the years of 1960-1970 in the neighborhoods of Järvafältet. The thesis will also investigate some of the problems that arise when attempting to discuss knitting as a method used to perform Knitting House.

 This paper explores the relationships between public and private spaces, the areas in between them and how they interact. The claim made throughout the thesis is that Knitting House can function as a political catalyst by presenting a combined perspective of art, architecture and politics to address the social and ethnic segregation in suburbs like Husby. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Art, architecture theory, gender, handmade art, suburbs, Knitting House, Miljonprogrammet, political art, private space, public space.
Keyword [sv]
Konst, arkitektur, genus, hemslöjd, förort, Knitting House, Miljonprogrammet, politisk konst, privata rum, offentliga rum
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Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11303OAI: diva2:439460
Subject / course
Art History
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-09-08 Created: 2011-09-07 Last updated: 2011-09-08Bibliographically approved

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