Journal article

The Queue

Helen Runting, Hélène Frichot

e-flux architecture | e-flux | Published : 2019


There exists a point at which anticipation is exhausted and naked absence is exposed. No matter what the guardians of neoliberal wisdom suggest, the absence of a facilitative environment is neither a biographical failure nor a sign of emancipation from material concerns. It is rather a crisis, a matter of urgency that must be solved in the present. Twenty-first-century Stockholm, like many other late-welfare-state cities where neoliberalism and social democracy mingle, is a city experiencing an alarming housing shortage. An entire generation of Stockholmers—not so much defined by date of birth as by date of arrival into Swedish citizenship, independent adult life, or the bounds of the metrop..

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