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My review of Swedish Modernism: Architecture, Consumption, and the Welfare State was published in the Fall 2011 issue of Terrain.org. Titled, “Constructed Space as a Manifestation of Ideas,” I explore the manifesto called acceptera, the child-state relationship and concepts of freedom, the arts as critical elements of culture, and the role of constructed space inside local and multi-national communities.
Edited by Helena Mattsson & Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Swedish Modernism is organized as a series of twelve essays featuring the work of fourteen writers. The book is densely packed with wide ranging theory and cultural observation that examines the socio-political environment in Sweden from the 1930s onward.
A key question: How can this book serve as a model for the examination of our cultural framework? Click for the complete review on Terrain.org.