aghili/karlsson were one of the artists/groups participating in Public Art Agency Sweden’s project Art is Happening, together with the community based association Rådet av Enade Kreoler in Hässelby-Vällingby. Together we worked on questions around autonomy, sustainibility and meeting places in Hässelby and Vällingby, mirroring the knowledge and experience of the Creole identity. The collaborative work resulted in the permanent piece Şaneşîn* – parts of an amphiteatre made by Iranian travertine and Swedish (Ölandsten) a limestone + a solar panel driven poem by Maya Angelou everyday at 5 pm.

Inaguration; February 20th, 2020.

*Şaneşîn, kurdish for pavillion, balcony or the place where kings sit.

Info about Rådet av Enade Kreoler: https://www.facebook.com/enadekreoler/

Info about Art is Happening: https://publicartagencysweden.com/konst/art-is-happening/on-art-is-happening/

Photo: Ricard Estay (Public Art Agency)