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Här och där
Paula Urbano

How would it be if we sat down and seriously thought through how our lives would have looked like if we had grown up anywhere else? This is what Paula Urbano for a few weeks in the summer of 2011 has been investigated. By setting up a mobile recording studio at selected locations in Fittja she asked residents to answer a question: how would your life look like if you stayed at the place where you were born?

Through the responses which the artist had in these intimate encounters with the participants, we get a unique insight into residents’ life stories in Fittja; of what life looked like for the inhabitants of other places in the world and in Sweden if they had been left. Perhaps it had not changed much, but maybe the move to Fittja has been crucial in their choice of occupation, living conditions and family situation.

English title Here and There
Keywords Documentary
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:17:48
Language Swedish & Spanish; Castilian
Color Color
Year 2010
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About the artist

Paula Urbano

Paula Urbano born 1980 is based in Stockholm and holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts & Design, and a postgraduate degree in Architecture from the Royal Institute of Art. Urbano’s work revolves around existential issues regarding the individual in relation to migration and place. She has exhibited her work in museums and galleries in Sweden, New York, Buenos Aires, Miami, and Santiago de Chile.