Nomadisk Paviljong Nomadic Pavilion (2021)

Nomadic Pavilion is a design proposal which integrates histori­cal cultural phenomenon such as Scandinavian forestry and the use of birch bark as a building material within a context of ar­chitecture and design. The pavilion is a mobile construction with a wooden frame and birch bark as a protective roofing material. Inspired by a spacious tall pine tree forest where the crowns provide a protective shield. The pavilion will be a hub for discussions, workshops and further education on topics like forestry, crafts and Scandinavian minorities

One purpose with the Nomadic Pavilion is to demonstrate the versatility of birch bark and several of its eminent qualities. Such as heat and water resistance, the preservative qualities and the duration of the material over a long period of time. Today the material is most commonly known as a traditional craft material or for its appealing esthetics. When the material is used in contemporary contexts, it is often based on its decorative and tactile properties, the qualities as a building material are rarely applied to benefit from.

Nomadic Pavilion aim to create a space for dialogue about the Scandinavian forest. An accessible venue in temporary places that may be new and unexpected, where extensive knowledge on the matter can be shared with a wide audience. Talks and workshops on themes like crafts, material, forestry and other cultural phenomena will be arranged in the pavilion.

The project will run from April till November 2021 with funding from Region Gävleborg and The National Swedish Handicraft Council (Nämnden för Hemslöjdsfrågor).

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Pia Högman is a designer with a great interest in exploring and deveoping traditional materials and techniques. Applying old working methods within a modern context to conserve, modernize and learn from a historical way of creating.

Her work is often hands on and with a close relationship to the raw material within the design process, experimenting and researching new ways of using traditional techniques with sustainable, local or in other ways interesting resources.

Högman graduated from the masters program in furniture design at The Royal Dansih Academy of Fine Arts School of Architechture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen in June 2018.

Based in Malmö, Sweden


Wanås Art Shop
Knislinge, Sweden
2021.03.03 - 2021.11.10

Southern Sweden Designers
- Form/Design Center
Exhibition Design
Malmö, Sverige
2021.05.27 – 2021.05.30

Nomadisk Paviljong
Founder etc. 

Form/Design Center
Project coordinator
Malmö, Sweden
2021.03.30 - present

Konst-Kultur Region Gävleborg
Falnande Språk - Ur Finnskogen
Nomadic Residency
Gävleborg och Dalarna, Sweden
2020.09 - 2020.12

Form/Design Center, Business Sweden
Going Pro, Southern Sweden Design Days
Malmö, Sweden

Form/Design Center, Svensk Form Syd -
SPOK - sustainable production and consumption
Administrative assistant
Malmö, Sweden
2019.11 - 2020.02

Ma-tt-er - Material Designers Workshop
London, Great Brittain

Sustainable Business Hub, Sysav, VA SYD -
UpCycle Challange - Trash to Treasure
Malmö, Sweden

Anton Alvarez project - The Thread Wrapping Machine
Stockholm, Sweden

Furniture design (MA)
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
2016 - 2018

Furniture and Spatial design (BA)
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
2011 - 2015

Man and Public Space (Exchange program)
Design Academy Eindhoven
2013.09.04 - 2014.02.09

Fördjupade designstudier (Summer course)
HDK, University of Gothenburg

Interior and spatial design
Hällefors Folkhögskola

Last Minute / Malmö Upcycling Service
Group Exhibition
Swedish Embassy
Copenhagen, Denmark
2021.09.16 – 2021.09.18

Skogstorg / Skogen Mellan Oss
Group Exhibition
Wij Valsverk - Wij Trädgårdar
Ockelbo, Sverige
2021.09.03 - 2021.09.04

Souvenirer från ett kalhygge
Window display
Stoft Studio, Nobelvägen 90
Malmö, Sverige
2021.05.27 – 2021.05.30

Southern Sweden Designers, Going-Pro
Group Exhibition
Form/Design Center
Malmö, Sverige
2021.05.27 – 2021.05.30

Alla tiders näver
Group Exhibition
Järvsö, Sweden

Løsninger - Afgangsudstilling
Group Exhibition
KADK, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé
Köpenhamn, Denmark
2018.06.30 - 2018.08.19

Collapsible Chair
Group Exhibition
Kyoto Institute of Technology
Kyoto, Japan

Solo Exhibition
Kulturkiosken IDKA
Gävle, Sweden
2015.03.27 - 2015.04.24

In search of Istanbul
Group Exhibition
Nachtegaallaan 15
Eindhoven, Netherlands
2014.02.06 - 2014.02.09

Solo Exhibition
Greenhouse - Stockholm Furniture Fair
Stockholm, Sweden
2013.02.02 - 2013.02.09


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