SPARK is a collaborative platform located in Malmö, Sweden with the purpose of strengthening the interface between architecture, art, research, and societal advancement through exhibitions and lectures. The aim is to promote artistic processes in architecture and urban development by activating intersections between art, architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture.
SPARK aims at exhibiting works that provokes critical discourse in current city building through explorative, experimental, trans- and interdisciplinary practices. SPARK collaborates with Lund University Department of Architectrue and the Built Environment, Architects Sweden Skåne, and Molekyl Gallery.
SPARK is looking for volunteers!
SPARK is excited to put forth an ambitious exhibition and performance programme for the coming autumn and spring. SPARK is now looking for volunteers to support all our activities, helping to create high-quality exhibitions in close collaboration with the artists and exhibitors, and reaching out to new groups, spreading our mission to bring art, architecture and research closer together.
As a volunteer, you will be a part of our creative team:
• Planning and execution of exhibitions and events
• Guiding visitors during opening hours (weekends, 1-4 pm)
• Supporting us with communications
• Networking and spreading of information about SPARK's exhibitions and activities
You will work closely with our curators and exhibitors, helping to set up exhibitions, preparing for openings and transferring knowledge to our visitors. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in architecture and art, who is highly collaborative and open to new and different perspectives. You are a student, retired or a professional within an artistic field with a knowledge and insight into our mission. Expected work effort 5-10 hours/month.
If you are interested in joining SPARK, please send us a brief personal letter to: email@example.com
SPARK is currently preparing for a site-specific installation and performance by artist/musician/composer Martijn Tellinga (NL) which will be shown Sept 3-16. The gallery will be closed until then
Digital event: SPARK @ SSDD 2021
During Southern Sweden Design Days in Malmö, May 27-30, SPARK participates with a digital event, (in)Formed By Wind, a film where architect and researcher Erica Hörteborn presents a kinetic, knitted design prototype that challenges and explores the textile material within architecture. Wind is both used and dampened, merging engineering, architecture, and art in the installation.
There is something intriguing in the way a textile moves in the wind. A light textile material picks up the, seemingly, random movement in the wind. Creating structures in motion with soft, billowing shapes that seem to dance. New means of expression were found through exploring the structure of the knit and its ability to create a three-dimensional effect on the surface level as well as on an architectural scale. The project is part of Erica Henrysson’s research at Chalmers, where she is working in the intersection between material, form and force. The overlap between the fields of textile, architecture, and wind.
Erica Hörteborn has a double degree: Master of Architecture and a MSc in Architectural Engineering. Since fall 2016 she is a PhD student and part of the Architecture and Engineering Research Group. Her research explores textile form, material, and production methods, as well as mathematical sketching, simulations and physical prototypes, with a focus on wind and kinetic architecture. “How can we, through the use of textiles, create architecture that use and benefit from the wind?”
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO PERSONAL REASONS AND THE CORONA RESTRICTIONS, THE EXHIBITION AT SPARK HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2022.
In the meantime, please enjoy the digital presentation presented below and on the SSSD website.
SPARK Talks #4 om Ornamentets funktion. Söndag den16 maj på Zoom med:
Brrum (Ulrika Karlsson, Cecilia Lundbäck och Veronica Skeppe)
David Svensson, bildkonstnär
Max Gerthel, arkitekt och curator på SPARK.
SPARK Talk #3 Sunday Nov 22 on Zoom with:
Ana Goidea, architect, PhD fellow, Dept. of Architecture and the Built Environment, Lund University.
Jessica Abbott, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Biology, Lund University.
David Andréen, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture and the Built Environment, Lund University.
Per-Johan Dahl, Associate Professor, Dept. of Architecture and the Built Environment, Lund University.
SPARK Talk #2 D Samtal om bl a den skapande människan, relationen till material, 3d printing och arbetsprocesser.
Ingar Brinck, professor Teoretisk filosofi Lunds universitet,
Per-Johan Dahl, lektor i Arkitektur LTH