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Little Things

Research project Små Grejer (Little Things) is a pocket architecture guide to Umeå Kommun which gathers together a collection of hybridized buildings where modifications intentionally made by its users transform the symbolic value of the architecture.

These modifications are often small-scale and made by a single individual. Seemingly minor, they manage to offer a different architectural experience: where the relation to the body is very direct. These modifcations or interventions can also be read as traces of care for the building. This pocket guide will be a tool for a critical reflection on the architecture of the everyday in the area of the Umeå Kommun. It aims to look at so-called banal architecture with a renewed curiosity, revealing a sense of care, dedication and relation of the architecture to its place.

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Start date: 2024-02-08

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

UmArts, Umeå School of Architecture

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Latest update: 2024-05-03