This year the cultural festival Días Nórdicos will include the architectural exhibition “Welcome Home” in Buenos Aires. The exhibition is presented by Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ), which works with the promotion of a broad range of Nordic culture, and this particular exhibition addresses the question of what it means to have a home.
The objective is to show that it is possible to care for our environment and still create a sustainable home with the financial means you happen to have at your disposal and no matter where you come from and where you live.
Our homes are at the centre all of our lives from our births, when we grow up and when we leave home and create our own homes and form our own families. Some people live alone, some in nuclear families and other share flats or even live in communes, and as part of “Welcome Home” you can get acquainted with the flexible and dynamic dwelling concept “the SnailHouse” which can be adjusted to match very different life situations and ways of living together.
“Welcome Home” is not just the story of specific homes and housing solutions, however. “Welcome Home” is a mindset that opens up to new perspectives and long-term solutions. The exhibition consists of texts, a video installation on six screens and two playrooms, for small and older children respectively. In addition, there is going to be workshops where children can build models of homes that take into account design, human needs, dreams and quality of life.
Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.
Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).