Opening of Kiruna exhibition in Washington

White Arkitekter has curated a new exhibition, Moving a City: A Cabinet of Curiosities from Kiruna for the House of Sweden in Washington D.C.

In conjunction with the exhibition, White CEO Monica von Schmalensee and architect Mikael Stenqvist, spoke about their masterplan for Kiruna in two seminars in Washington and New York, alongside Lars-Eric Aaro, President and CEO of LKAB and Niklas Siren, deputy mayor of Kiruna Municipality.

Kiruna exhibition Washington (460x309)
Ola Strandell, Monica von Schmalensee, Mikael Stenqvist, White arkitekter

Moving a City: A Cabinet of Curiosities from Kiruna includes White’s video installation from the 2014 International Architecture Biennial in Rotterdam, and Kjell Törmä’s photographs documenting the people and landscapes of Kiruna – a city whose very ground is destabilised by mining activities digging beneath it.

Kiruna exhibition Washington (460x309)

The collection of models, drawings and artefacts tells the story of Kiruna today, its people’s visions for the future, and how White’s 100-year masterplan aims to create a sustainable model city with a diverse economy.

Kiruna exhibition Washington (460x309)
Photos: Dakota Fine/Sveriges ambassad

House of Sweden, Swedish Embassy of Washington D.C.
7 March – 13 September 2015
Open Saturdays 11:00-16:00 and Sundays 12:00-17:00

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