(Re)Orientations Course: Whatever happened to the Queens of Pomo?


Whilst postmodern architecture itself may have been consigned to the “dustbin of history,” this doesn’t mean that it can’t be taken out, dusted off, straightened out, and restored to its former glory!


Embracing the dishonesty of postmodernism, and abandoning the precision of the section and elevation, on the 31st of January 2014, Svensk Standard (in collaboration with Sara Vall, and at the invite of Dr Hélène Frichot and Dr Katja Grillner, Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH) led a workshop with the Masters of Architecture students at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, re-staging the Strada Novissima of the 1980 Venice Biennale in 1:1 scale. The street party that followed formed the culmination of the two-week Re(Orientations) course, which interrogated Sweden’s own postmodern legacy in the area of Södra stationsområdet in Stockholm.