Kiruna Forever, an extensive exhibition taking place at ArkDes, Sweden’s National Centre for Architecture and Design, examines the ongoing relocation of Kiruna. This webinar will feature presentations by Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Curator of Kiruna Forever, and Elisa María López, an doctoral candidate at Uppsala Uiversitet, whose research explores how space, nature, and difference is produced and negotiated in the Swedish Ore Fields, particularly in the context of mining-based displacement and resettlement. This webinar will focus on the unique story of Kiruna as well as broader topics of placemaking, community engagement, mass relocation, and relations wtih indigenous peoples. As climate change and human intervention increasingly mandate the relocation of populations, Kiruna can provide invaluable lessons for architects, designers, and urbanists everywhere.
A moderated discussion will be led by Gideon Fink Shapiro, a New York-based historian and theorist of architecture, urbanism, and landscape, whose recent essay “Kiruna, Forever Changing” was featured in Places Journal.
AIA New York in collaboration with ArkDes and Places Journal
Gideon Fink Shapiro, Ph.D., Historian, Theorist, Critic
Elisa M. López, Doctoral Candidate, Uppsala Universitet; Former Fulbright Fellow, Sweden
Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Head Curator, ArkDes