Artist talk in Berlin

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Jan Rydén has been invited to give a lecture on his artist book ”Allborgarrätten: The Right to the City as a Swedish Tradition” at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The talk is part of the Dag Hammarskjöld lecture series (Dag-Hammarskjöld-Vorlesungen) organized by urban historian Professor Håkan Forsell. The lecture will take place on Dec 11, 2018 at the Nordeuropa Institut, Dorotheenstrasse 24, Berlin.

Allborgarrätten published

Finally my artist book ‘Allborgarrätten: The Right to the City as a Swedish Tradition’ is published.  Please note that the book is bilingual, English and Swedish in the same volume.

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‘Allborgarrätten’ is a newly coined concept that promises to be the urban equivalent of the rural, traditional Swedish ‘allemansrätten’ – everyman’s right to roam freely in nature. The rural right is one most Swedes know by heart, even though they now live in cities.

Through the Nordic lens, Rydén explores themes like the right to the city, national identity and connects it to a larger global discourse. Along with this verbal exploration Jan Rydén has created a series of pictograms, a pictorial grammar of sorts, which follows its own poetic logic. The book is published in both English and Swedish.

Available at selected museum shops, or at www.arvinius.se, www.adlibris.se, www.bokus.com.