FOJAB architecture salon
FOJAB Arkitekter Stockholm is now launching a series of architectural salons, which will take place every quarter.
What is the architectural salon?
It's the soiree, the pub, the club, the meeting, the conversation, the hangout and the new friends!
Pretty serious, but fun. The meeting where we see things from different angles, without positioning ourselves.
Remove the cardboard figures!
Why do we have the Architecture Salon?
Together with our clients, colleagues and other random people, we can focus on what we actually do.
Acting through architecture!
In the daily grind, you drown in the process. The architecture salon is a place to see and enjoy what is important and fun. Lift your head and see the subject and the essence! To meet informally, learn things, drop in on the way home, have fun.
What should your architecture do?
It's up to you!
How does the salon work?
The salon is run informally at our Stockholm office. We invite interesting people to talk about something they are passionate about and which is loosely linked to a topic for the evening. The salon is a platform for a wider debate on architecture and everything related to it. We mix 1/3 architects, 1/3 builders and clients and 1/3 loose people; artists, writers, jokers and students.
We run 2-3 short talks, we offer some snacks, a beer and a sandwich in hand.
Hang out for a while and meet some new friends.
"In Europe, and to some extent its colonies, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries, a select group of the city's upper class would gather to 'hold a salon', that is, talk about literary events or whatever, at someone's home. In general, most countries had a very limited freedom of expression from the outset. Saying the wrong thing in a public place could result in the death penalty. Instead, private gatherings were organized in homes, which became a kind of political or artistic sanctuary [- - - -] Over time, this was not limited to upper-class participants; it was also an opportunity for artists to showcase themselves and connect with potential funders, and for intellectuals to debate current political topics.
The salons continued into the 20th century, but they lost their cultural significance in the 19th century as political and artistic freedom increased."
Extract from Swedish Wikipedia