Ongoing

What to do with the city when no one wants it?

200 years of urban development seemed a primal force and natural law as reliable as gravity. There will always come a day when Mega trends weaken and become questioned. It is a quick, surprising development. It has now happened. What will become of the growing city?

On Creativity

Are you creative? Probably not. True creativity is rare, most surveys of creativity show this, but that is not something you need to lament. Yesterday I met one of the people behind Justin Bieber. A cog in the great machinery that makes everything function for a...

Capitalism and the wicked problems – part II

Once upon a time nature was animate. It consisted of creatures (spirits, gnomes, trolls), and we still refer to our need to ”listen to”, ”talk to” or in fact ”understand” nature. When inventions like the telescope and the microscope allowed us to see things we had never seen before this nature was de-personalised. And now having a conversation with nature seemed less important – now it was all about measuring and weighing it. This was the origin of what we know as science today.

Capitalism and the wicked problems

Det låter som en sagotitel, men texten är en reflektion som utgår från observationen att det kapitalistiska systemet för första gången är det dominerande ekonomiska systemet, globalt. Vad innebär det ansvaret, inte minst för kapitalismens kanske främsta institution: ägandet?

The Venice Biennale 2019

The worlds oldest art biennale takes place in a city that is hard not to love. Despite gigantic cruise ships that regularly rape the green lagoon with erect steel hulls and harmful swells in their wake.

Ronald Jones 8/7 1952 – 9/8 2019

As mentioned earlier our dear friend and colleague Ronald Jones has passed away after a time of illness. It makes me, among other things, think about the adage that states that no people are irreplaceable. I really don’t believe this. My friend Ronald will never be...

The Death of the City

Fiat 500 is a very nice car that warms the heart of those of us who are nostalgic towards autos. Sprung from a time when we were anticipating an apparent eternal growth and just starting a long journey of development. There were no limits. Everything was simple. As simple as building a shopping mall or a city centre is today.

Which is the GAL-iest country in Europe?

We have in previous articles concluded that data does not support the notion that Europe is not undergoing a right wing nationalist wave as some claim. In truth, values are moving slowly toward the more liberal end. So why are we daily being fed the opposite notion?

The party is over!

The grandest exhibitions, like the one that encompassed the university grounds that we saw just a couple of years ago, had now shrunk, bartered down and strongly simplified.

QP-kollen nr.67

Svart eller vitt? Attityd, humor och mänskliga värderingar. Rätt eller fel. En smaksak? Döm själva. Vi ger våra läsare lite hjälp på traven med hjälp av spaningar i modevärlden, kultursfären, vuxenleksaker och Professor Jones betraktelser. Givetvis finns det något för...

The Feminine Revolution

Feminine Revolution Sweden’s Greta Thunberg is leading a younger generation’s protest against their elders inability to make headway against global warming. She fights for us all, and has made young people, in 36 countries, rally to her cause. What’s emerging is a...

JÖKen som GAL

Idag hävdar medierna att JÖKen (Januariöverenskommelsen) och den för många oälskade regeringsbildning vi nu upplever, är ett resultat av en GAL-gemenskap. Vad handlar det om? Egentligen.

The Settlers

During 2018 I have had the privilege of serving on the jury of Boinstitutet deciding who is awarded Bopriset, an award that acknowledges and rewards qualitative and attractive housing.