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Throughout 2018 and ‘19 we will be holding a wide range of public events, seminars, field trips and picnics with Lund residents, architects, planners, geographers, academics, artists, local politicians, curators and developers to debate the nature of the Church’s development, the commissioning programme, other models of urban expansion and cultural provision, and to position the programme within a broader critical framework.

These events will range from conversations with local people held on Saturday afternoons, to in-depth seminars which address particular issues.

to be kept up to date with the programme.

Seminars

We’re planning a series of afternoon seminars in 2018 and ’19 which will address the fundamental principles of the development of Brunnshög. Each event will involve a broad range of activities including walks, talks, themed meals, immersive lectures and screenings. Participants will include internationally renowned artists, curators, architects, geographers, developers, archaeologists and writers.

Each event will take a specific subject as a point of discussion and will be designed to inform the Church’s development programme.

The seminars are open to everyone including architects, urban designers, artists, curators, academics, historians and curious locals. We’d like these events to attract audiences from Lund, Malmö, Skåne, Sweden, Copenhagen and beyond, to enable a national and international conversation.

Seminar 1: Nothing is ever finished, 28 April

The first Råängen seminar was held on 28 April 2018. Speakers from Lund, New York, Berlin and London considered the theme of ‘time’ as a cultural construct and tool for project development. We discussed the unique nature of long-term projects; the Church’s commitment to the land at Brunnshög; and the varying and magical ways that contemporary artists and architects have worked with time.

Speakers:
CATHY HAYNES, writer, curator and artist
ANNA LAGERGREN, archeologist
FIONA RABY (Dunne & Raby), academic, architect and designer
LISA ROSENDAHL, independent curator
LENA SJÖSTRAND, Chaplain, Lund Cathedral

Chair: Jes Fernie, Råängen Curator

Saturday 28 April 2018, 13.30–18.30
Domkyrkoforum, Kyrkogatan 4, Lund, Sweden

Download the programme here (PDF).

Conversations

We are keen to involve local people in the discussion about the expansion of Lund, what it means, and how art and architecture can help extend the conversation. Råängen Conversations will take place on Saturday afternoons and involve local speakers and participants. All welcome!

What is heaven?

Public discussion about Nathan Coley’s artwork Heaven, Jan 2018. Photo: Henrik Rosenqvist.

We were delighted with the response to our first Conversation event held on 27 January 2018 at the Domkyrkoforum in Lund. The subject under discussion was Nathan Coley’s artwork ‘Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens’, located adjacent to Lund Cathedral between Nov 2017 and March 2018. The work was a huge talking point in the town; became the focus of many social media posts and lit up a part of Krafts Torg throughout the dark winter months.

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