The Garden Grieves My Heart

For many years, residents of Gränby and Kvarngärdet in Uppsala have fought against sharp rent increases and renovictions*. This is also the case in the sound work "The Garden Greives My Heart," where flowers, juniper bushes, and other vegetation in the city break the silence to depict tenants' urban living conditions.

*To significantly raise rents by renovating rental properties, resulting in involuntary relocation.

Artist, text, voice: Afrang Nordlöf Malekian
Music: Javad Safari
Graphic design: Johanna Burai
Curator: Alba Folgado
Many thanks to Åse Richard, a PhD candidate in cultural geography, who shared her research on renovictions in the two neighboring residential areas.