Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
A story within a story…
12 September – 22 November 2015
Curator: Elvira Dyangani Ose
HoW will be a part of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) and will function as its central, social meeting place.
Don’t miss this opportunity to create a unique building, together with one of Spain’s foremost rebellious architect, Santiago Cirugeda!
Everyone is welcome to join – no previous experience is necessary. Read more and sign up here!
HoW is the biennial’s foremost meeting place and is comprised of three distinct parts:
- A pavilion – an architectural structure – that is designed by architect and activist Santiago Cirugeda and is built through a collective process with a diverse range of participants.
- A participatory function – all who visit HoW will be encouraged to interact with and influence the project, based on a concept produced by artist Loulou Cherinet.
- A participatory program will engage citizens in a dialogue about the city of Gothenburg’s visible and invisible borders.
The concept behind HoW refers to a type of traditional meeting place called “la Casa de la Palabra” which is commonly found in many African societies.
The participatory program’s core will be the exchange of micro-histories – experiences, themes and stories that are usually overlooked in the established historiography. It will build a connection between Gothenburg’s inner city and its outer suburbs, as well as connect Sweden with rest of the world, allowing for a diversity of voices and perspectives to contribute toward a practical history-making.