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).