Space Becomes Place is an art residency project. The first residency and exhibition took place in cooperation with the art collective NOT QUITE in Fengersfors, Sweden. It brought together 10 international and local artists of diverse backgrounds who spent four weeks together in Fengersfors exploring topics of place and home.
Space Becomes Place has developed out of an initial collaboration between Emelie Rygfelt Wilander and Cornelia Theimer Gardella called Textile Journeys. Between 2015 and 2017, this project took them from Iceland to Sweden and New Mexico where the two artists actively engaged with place and people through personal interactions, workshops and exhibitions. Space Becomes Place expands on this work, together with a group of fellow artists.