Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Architectural Conservation

Foto: Riksantikvarieämbetet, Östra Stallet


Architectural preservation, academic year 2018/19
The periphery at the center. One block – five centuries


This year’s theme
As cities grow, slowly incorporate what was originally outward. Uses change, our view of the already built and on what is being planned changes, sometimes very quickly. There are locked areas with a long development over time. Both buildings and land can be seen as an opportunity for higher exploitation or altered use. But what can we learn from what has already been transformed?

Through the city block Krubban at Östermalm in Stockholm, we explore the built cultural heritage as a resource and engine for social development, the restoration art as the art of changing without destroying. It concerns questions from material and methodology to landscape and urban planning.

Restoration combines conservation with rebuilding based on the architectural and historical value and character of existing environments. The education at Kungl. Konsthögskolan is multidisciplinary to stimulate active discussion and knowledge exchange between different occupational categories. Here is the opportunity to develop professional skills close to art, technology and research. Through the education, new contacts are being established within qualified remodeling.

Read more about the course on our swedish page!