Dream Team take-over of the Fittja Pavilion in Venice
Botkyrka Konsthall participated in the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, presenting The Fittja Pavilion – a project that aimed to reevaluate qualities in the Swedish million programs by highlighting artists and architects’ research that had grown out of Residence Botkyrka. Junior Residence joined the project in Italy in order to share their stories.
The group began their research in Fittja, using their senses to gather new knowledge about the area and bring it to another place. In Venice, Junior Residence was supposed to guide visitors around the Fittja Pavilion, but the group ended up taking over the construction, a model of a Fittja apartment that were placed in the pavilion’s garden, to make it their own.
During their stay, they engaged in discussions with visitors, painted and marked their place on the international art scene. The “Fittja Pavilion” was presented in the Serra dei Giardini and in the Cini-Venier Naval Institute, Venice, June 7 – September 7, 2014.
Junior Residence is a three-week residency for young creatives based in Botkyrka, who get the opportunity to explore, experiment and create their own collective art project.
Youths aged 15-18 can apply for a paid summer job through the municipality’s recruitment agency, and through a process of interviews, a group of 6 individuals are selected for the residency. Artistic leaders and pedagogues are: Saadia Hussain and Kerstin Gezelius.
Junior Residence is a collaboration between the Multicultural Centre and Botkyrka Konsthall.