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  • Tuesday23/1017:00-19:30

Opening Up! HDK


The event starts with a guided tour at HDK by students and teachers where the aim is to explore what designers do and how they think. After a FIKA together we discuss, through hands-on conversations, if/how design can be a gathering component and accumulator for change that supports bringing people together for joint actions. Especially invited are youth connected to Eco Agro-Forestry re-creation Center (EAC) and their extended network.

This two-day event takes place at HDK and Linnarhult (24/10), and stand for the Opening Up of the discipline of design towards relationships and interactions with society through an on-going project with Eco Agroforestry Re-creation Center. It also stands for the Opening Up of HDK for a new audience which may not yet taken design into major considerations yet.

EAC is a civic organization based in Linnarhult close to Angered/Bergsjön. It has also close connections to East Africa, where many of our members have their cultural roots. Our vision is to bring our joint forces together and create cultural bridges. A core activity is to establish a buzzing meeting place and (re-)creation area in Linnarhult where we grow and make things together with a diversity of actors. The method we use is Agroforestry, a farming technique well-known in the East African countries, which has also triggered a growing interest in Sweden.

Foto Helena Hansson
Photo: EAC
Foto Helena Hansson
Photo: EAC
Photo: EAC


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