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Lars Raattamaa

Writer and architect. I write books and build worlds. I write books about building worlds. I look at my work matter, the language, as something to process, like wood, bricks or concrete. A matter that exist long before communication, creativity, and icons. I rather work with the potentiality of language. I try to understand connections. Coherence and contexts. I think we all build, I think we have the potentiality to build, and I try to understand why we sometimes do that and sometimes don’t. And why we sometimes prohibit and block other people to build. And when the blocking is the right thing to do. I try to understand the language as power. I try to understand the language as violence. I try to understand. I am yet not sure if it is possible to write books after Auschwitz.

During my time as Artist-In-Residence-Angered I want to understand the connections and context of Angered in Gothenburg. The connections in small and large scales, the context with other parts of Gothenburg and the World. The connections with the political history of architecture and the context with the future. The name of my work will be The Fourth Urban Revolution, Angered, Gårdsten, Hammarkullen. It will be a book and an exhibition.

I published my first book in the last year of the Berlin Wall, 1989. The name of the book is Ur Krakars Gäld. I live in a suburb close to Stockholm. I studied architecture in the nineties, then I stopped listen to pop music. I listened to the Southern Gothic of Gillian Welch and P J Harvey. I entered the new millennium together with my fourth book Helgonlegenderna:väv, a few weeks after Margarete Schütte-Lihozky died. She is the most copied architect of the 20th century. But nobody knows her name. My mother comes from Saivomuotka in Tornedalen, as far north you can go. As architect I work on the floor. I wrote Kommunismen. The year was 2014. That is my last poetry book. It was my ninth book. Three years later I made a novel instead. The name of the book is Dö Andras Död. It is about building worlds, giving up, and yet build again.

 

Sponsorer

Blå Stället + Göteborgs Stad