White Arkitekter, Stockholm
07.04.2017 – 19.05.2017
MAKE SENSE by White Arkitekter is an exhibition about the architecture of being human. The title is both a memento and an imperative. To communicate with one another, making sense is the highest thing to aspire to, and at the same time the least we should do when designing new spaces for living. Scandinavia is where trees grow old, ideas are young and where daylight is pure magic and the natural environment is a sanctuary. We are a handful of nations powered by democracy and litres of coffee, with a soft spot for middle ground in both rhetoric and mood. This is the origin of White. From this foundation we build a collective of people who are interested in people: architects side by side with anthropologists, planners next to artists, sustainability experts along with researchers. Currently media exposes us to both alternative facts and algorithms that feed us “more of the same”. It takes curiosity to get beyond given patterns, knowledge to make sense of what you find, and research to structure and communicate new knowledge. This spring in Munich, we demonstrate how to make sense through architecture with “future-proofed” ideas and projects.