Book ‘Please Don’t Make Hökarängen Cooler’


This book captures a glimpse of Hökarängen and some of its residents, reflecting on the idea of home. All the images and stories included in this book were collected as part of the project ‘Please Don´t Make Hökarängen Cooler’.

This book presents interviews, stories and images, which did not appear as a part of the installation at Atelier 123. This book talks about ideas of home, and documents unique experiences and memories of Hökarängen, collected from local residents and from people who work in and around the area. The photographs document the area’s mix of people, interiors, landscape and architecture.

The project started openly and associatively and was shaped over time by all of the participants. It developed together with them, according to what they felt like contributing. That process has contributed to the diversity of material in this book. Some people have a lot to say while others are represented only by a short text or a single photograph, thereby illustrating the actual character of the journey. This archive has inevitable holes and omissions, and so some things remain as mysteries and secrets. This is but a glimpse of Hökarängen, and there will always be new things to discover and new stories to be told.

Project concept: Aiko Kubo

Photography and photography concept: Stephanie Wiegner

Atelier 123: Maria Andersson & Finbar Krook Rosato

Text and Interview: Aiko Kubo

Interview partner: Stephanie Wiegner & Finbar Krook Rosato

Editor: Finbar Krook Rosato

Translation and proofreading: Finbar Krook Rosato, Maria Andersson and Marie Janevall

Book design: Weng Cho Jui (Ray)

Thanks to / tack till:

Arne, Fredrik, Maria-Magdalen, Siri, Harriet, Victor, Thea, Kim, Johan, Victor, Robin, Olof, Madeleine, Ibou, Adama, Aliou, Marthina, Rune, Peter, Paula, Marit, Ylva, Anna, Tayfun, Metin, Mimmi, Charlie, Elmer, Lovely, Siri, Oliver, Emilia, Max, Emma, Anja, Roger, Gabriela, Sara, Rosabella, Sabina, Lina, Bernt, Gunnar, Stefan, Gunilla, Lillian, Martha, Sam


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