The early 19th-century term “Norm” implies an ethical model to be followed, a precept. It can also refer to a versatile tool used to measure and fix space. Yet on the other side of the norm, behind, beyond and beside normalcy (literally the “state of being normal”), there is something alternative and defiant, which disrupts and perhaps even beckons. Normalcy as a state is designed at every scale and surface: key, chair, software, urban planning, institution and an art school such as the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
In relation to the norm, we are constantly seeking out and measuring what is different.
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