Today, the facades and gardens of the houses show great variety. The material differences between then and now reflect a broader economic shift. Sweden of the time was characterized by a striving towards collectivism, while today’s society is characterized by individualism.
The word “Domicile” is a greeting to my father Ingmar. He was a teacher of Romance languages and eagerly explained the meaning of the word, such as that there is an opposite expression to domicile, the French “sans domicile fixe” which means “without fixed abode”, in other words homeless.
The pictures were photographed in Falkenberg between the years 2006 and 2016. A revisit of a typical Swedish residential area of its time.
The work has been shown at Galleri Moment in Ängelholm, Sweden 2023 and a series of images were shown in the group exhibition – Äntligen hemma! – at Rian Designmuseum in Falkenberg, Sweden, 2020.