The industrial district around Färgfabriken is called Lövholmen. It is like a magnet, attracting all kinds of dreams; starting with the optimistic scenarios of the Industrial Revolution going all the way to contemporary artistic explorations of urban space. Today Lövholmen is facing radical changes. The Lövholmen Archive: Histories & Futures is an exhibition that tries to create a living archive: an archive of the past, the present as well as of a multitude of possible futures. We have collected many of the contemporary visions for the area that have been created by artists, architects and students. The exhibition also contains select historic material that shows the reality and dreams of times past. By exploring Lövholmen at the crossroads of time, imagery, people, buildings and activities the archival material becomes a tool to understand the site rather than a collection of nostalgic fragments. The archive continues to grow during the exhibition when we collect the visitors' own stories about the area. The exhibition will be a voice in the continued talks about Lövholmen during the years to come – but it will also be a place to congregate and reflect upon the discourse of urbanism.
During 2019, Färgfabriken will hos a series of insspirational activities for discussion and networking around issues connected to Lövholmen. Everyone is welcome to join, weather you live or work in the area or just have a general curiousity about urban development and industrial heritage. The activities, like discussins and inspirational talks, will mostly be held in Swedish, but som international speakers will give talks in English. If you want to receive information and inspiration through our Lövholmen-newsletter, please click below (note that the newsletters will also be in Swedish).
Histories & Futures
Jan 25 – Apr 15 2018
The Lövholmen Archive is an exhibition that tries to create a living archive: an archive of the past, the present as well as of a multitude of possible futures. We have collected many of the contemporary visions for the area that have been created by artists, architects and students. The exhibition also contains select historic material that shows the reality and dreams of times past.
History and Local Commitment
Feb 22, 5.30 - 7.30 PM
Over a hundred years ago, many of Stockholm's most important industries were located at Lövholmen. How can we use the history of this place as we create the new Lövholmen? Language Swedish. Free entrance
With Anders Djerf
February 22th, 4 pm
Guided tour of Lövholmen and its history. Anders Djerf, local historian, guides you around the old industrial area and its characteristic buildings. Starting from Färgfabrikens gates. Price: 100 kr, cash or swisha to: 0736595200 LANGUAGE: SWEDISH
Equality and urban construction
March 8th, 7 - 8 pm
Debate and panel discussion about equality and urban construction. Participants include: Stina Hagelqvist, architectural and building historian; Åsa Jacobsson, f. Chairman of KVIST, Meike Schalk, Researcher at KTH; Emilia Hallin, architect and Maja Willén, art scientist. Time: 7 - 8 pm. Where: Färgfabrikens café. Free entrance for the talk. Welcome! Language: Swedish
Debatt: Fastighetsägarna har låtit Lövholmen förfalla
Färgfabriken presents our perception of what is happening in the area of Lövholmen in the article Debatt: Fastighetsägarna har låtit Lövholmen förfalla, published, 29/10. For 10 years, Skanska has allowed the decay of the area due to lack of maintenance, despite Stockholm City Museum's classification of the area's cultural values. The article is published in StockholmDirect, in Swedish.