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Point of view is a project that ran from February 2007 until December 2008. The authors at the blog wrote on the backgrounds, research and interests that ran through their practice. As such, the weblog was used as a tool to develop, sketch and articulate concepts and thoughts that emerges through ones work and worldviews. Point of view functioned as a platform to surface such ideas and share them with the members, guest authors and audience.

The authors
The group of members and guest authors consisted of artists, designers, theorists and architects. With all these different backgrounds, in terms of profession as well as geographical location, our aim was to create context, cross-references and differentiation in and between different cultural practices.

Point of view was designed to be platform a for authors to articulate their ideas and worldviews, but functioned also a framework for collective practice. During its existence the group of members was engaged in a continuing endeavor to develop the blog as a common project.

Point of view consisted of:
Katja Aglert (SE), Martijn van Berkum (NL), Sergio Davila (MEX), Po Hagström (SE), Janna Holmstedt (SE), Fedrik Öhrn (SE/TH), Antonio Scarponi (IT).
Martijn van Berkum functioned as artistic director.




Recent articles

“Veiling the unveiled truth”: the conceptual art of Silvio Berlusconi
Published August 3, 2008 by Antonio Scarponi

We all know that the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a man of talents. First of all he is a man of spectacle, a perfect actor from the old school. He is able to dance, sing and his practical jokes are famous world wide [...] We all know these skills, but recently in two occasion he demonstrated also to have great talent as conceptual artist.
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Made in Sweden
Published July 9, 2008 by Trial and error

On a recent journey we visited two well-known Asian landmarks: The Chinese Dragon Gate and the Royal Thai Pavilion, both located in remote places in Sweden.
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From motorcycles to 3,5 million pieces of art
Published July 3, 2008, 2008 by Marja Salaspuro and Sergio Davila

Can classical conservative museum structure keep its historically layered architecture, rooms, collections and objects – and still attract the interest of the modern visitors, mainstream tourists and experience seeking travelers? A philosophical reconsideration around the purpose of museums in our era and the architect’s role as a curator.
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My Sweden: Clean spaces, Clean information
Published June 12, 2007 by Trial and Error

”I dont understand what you mean by street art. If it has no permission, it is regular destruction and should be punished. I think it is equal to destroying someones car.”
Mikael Söderlund, vice mayor Stockholm ...
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder where you are?
Published January 3, 2008 by Katja Aglert

Imagine a future generation who has never seen a star in real life. It’s a future when the night sky has transformed into a thick layer of artificial light and micro particles that doesn’t let through the sight of any stars or planets, not even the moon is visible. What effect would that have on us and other life forms on earth? ...

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