Black and white pictures in the absence of people, from one of the many housing estates that was built in Sweden during the 1960s. In a time when more and more people moved into the expanding Swedish cities. The growth of residential areas such as these are connected with industrialization and labor immigration, the development of the welfare state and the expansion of urban areas as a result of “the Swedish model”. Politicians of the time were driven by the public home’s vision of community, a vision that was realized, among other things, with serially built single family houses for working- and middle class families.

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.