Joanna Lombard, Ljusbacken, Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing, 2016. Essay by Lars Bang Larsen. Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Room Is the Third Pedagogue at Konsthall C, Stockholm, 29 October–18 December 2016. “Much about Ljusbacken is the stuff of legends. Some of them tell that the hill in southern Hälsingland, where the large white building is perched, used to be an execution site and the location of a speakeasy and a brothel. Later it became a retirement home, until Stockholm hippies in the early 1970s acquired the property and a plot of land around it. The commune came to crystallise the hippie and progg movements, along with their at times extreme blends of political militancy and lifestyle experiments. Ljusbacken is the artist Joanna Lombard’s journey of facing the memories and extracted stories that were generated during her childhood in the commune.”