A quiet walk with eyes closed. Artists Anna Högberg and Johan Tirén’s project takes its point of departure in a temporary performance in Gamlegården. The experience will contribute to developing a permanent artwork in collaboration with local residents.
The Gamlegården residential area is situated close to nature and the university in Kristianstad. There is an ongoing infrastructural initiative in and around the area which will include a new school for 850 students, new housing and new public baths. The municipality wants to connect the new with the already built environment.
The Gamlegården multi-dwelling units were built in the 1960s and the parkland area between the buildings included everything from playing fields to a heated outdoor swimming pool (now defunct). The shopping centre including services such as grocery stores, a bank and a library was completed in 1970.