On Tuesday April 7 MovingCities flew from Stockholm to Brussels to embark on a five week inner-European journey. Departing under clear skies, Stockholm rapidly disappeared into an abstraction organization of architectures. With a new tag, called “aerophotography”, we document our past and future impressions of monitoring cities from the sky/airplane.
On Sunday March 22, all participants for the City Move Interdesign workshop gathered in Stockholms’ Arlanda airport. After a short introduction by Robin Edman, chief executive of the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation (SVID), the group entered a small airplane which took us from Stockholm Arlanda to Lapland Airport, the last one positioned close to the town of Gällivare. In this small city, located 100 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, we will during the coming weeks investigate and explore how to move a city. More updates on the workshop progress, content and participants, hailing from 18 different countries, will follow soon, for now a couple of snapshots. Continue reading “Stockholm >> Gällivare”
Following up on the first series of Stockholm snapshots, we walked from the Northern part of the city (Norrmalm) to the East (Ostermalm) and then via the quays back to the center in the direction of Stockholm‘s emblematic City Hall, designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg, and opened on Midsummer Eve in 1923. From here we strolled further over the archipelago in the direction of the South of the city (Sodermalm), ending our first scan of the city. On our way we also spotted one of Stockholms most intriguing urban subcultures, which one could call urban knitting. For more information on this check out Knit Graffiti Around Sweden and the fantastic Masquerade-website which is keeping track of the most recent knitting contributions to the city. Continue reading “Stockholm snapshots | part II”