do we need to build apart from housing? What creates an identity,
local involvement and a sense of belonging in an urban
The exhibition Commoning Kits at Form/Design Center in Malmö
showcases 15 examples of how new meeting places can be created
to generate and kick-start qualitative development and community
in an urban district.
The exhibition is a dialogue process and an investigation
presenting innovative prototypes - toolkits
- designed to be used in different settings and cities, based on
Behind the proposals are some of the Scandinavia’s most creative
Arrhov Frick Dyvik Kahlen Eriksen Skajaa Förstberg Ling
In Praise of Shadows Krupinski / Krupinska Lenschow &
Pihlmann Leth & Gori Marge, Nilson Rahm Norell/Rodhe Rintala
Vardehaugen + AHAA
Commoning Kits highlights the components needed in a vibrant
city – recreation, education, urban farming, flourishment, play,
sport and local democracy.
The focal point of the exhibition is how new forms of
utilization, urban commons and shared economy can be established
and used as forces for improved democracy, quality of life and
As new housing is being planned and developed throughout Sweden,
a growing insight into new components and approaches needed to
be developed in order to offer a vibrant city with variation,
inviting urban spaces and social possibilities – for meetings,
culture, spontaneity and flourishment.
What meeting places are needed and which ones are missing? What
makes an urban space or an urban environment open and inviting?
Should those be planned from above or grass-root initiated? Who
is responsible for the financing and implementation?
The point of departure for this exploration is the development
of Sege Park, which will become a´new hub in Malmö with the
ambition to be a showcase for social and sustainable urban
development. Commoning Kits offers several opportunities for
open Think Tanks and further discussions about
The discussion and exhibition is a collaboration between
Kjellander Sjöberg, Malmö Form/Design Center and Malmö City.
Welcome to a discussion about Commoning Kits!
Place: Form/Design Center, Malmö
Exhibition opens 6th September – 10th October 2017
Initiative and idea: Kjellander Sjöberg
Curator: Stefan Sjöberg
Exhibition designer: Kjellander Sjöberg