Moving Kiruna: public lecture at LSE Cities

When: 21 Oct
6.30pm - 8pm (doors open from 6pm)

Location: LSE, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London

White Arkitekter’s Krister Lindstedt, Architect, and Viktoria Walldin, Social Anthropologist, will present Moving Kiruna: A community reinventing its city.

This public lecture at the London School of Economics, part of the LSE Cities events series, will focus on the cultural, economic and social dimensions of Kiruna’s transformation.

Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost city, is on the move. Under threat from land deformation caused by mining activity, it is about to undergo one of the biggest urban transformations of our time, as the entire city is relocated approximately two miles east over the course of the next century. White Arkitekter’s 100-year masterplan aims to create a sustainable model city, one with a diverse economy less dependent on the world market for iron ore. White’s vision for the transformation of Kiruna will take place incrementally; phase 1 is now underway.

Please visit LSE Cities website for more information.