Fountains, Failures, Futures: The afterlives of public art

We are delighted to announce a call for contributions to a symposium which will be held 28-30 September 2023, in Lund, Sweden. Research and discussion of public art frequently focuses on conditions of emergence and production for public works. This symposium starts at the other end—thinking about the afterlives…

Jan Torsten (1938–2020)

[Swedish text follows English] I have a file on my laptop with 23 emails from Jan Torsten Ahlstrand. I received the first one on February 23 this year. It begins: "Dear Maddie Leach from Down Under!". The last three came in a flurry on November 20 and are variously signed:…

Late October: A visit to LTH-fontänen

On Thursday Mick, Lars-Henrik (L-H) and I met for lunch at the restaurant at Skissernas Museum. We'd had a couple of conversations on Zoom but not met in person. Our plan was to try and review the draft timetable we had prepared as part of our application to Formas, but…