“Kiruna Forever” examines the current relocation of the city through the works of architects, urban planners, artists and writers who have transformed the community and addressed the challenges that have shaped the region – from the first industrial settlement and onward into the future. By placing the relocation of Kiruna in historical and geographical contexts, the authors reflect on the big questions such a complex project raises. What is the limit of natural resources? What happens to residents’ identity and security when their homes are demolished? Who decides, and how, which components of the cultural heritage should be preserved or sacrificed? How does the relocation affect the Indigenous Sámi population’s way of living? How permanent are the cities we live in?
First published by ArkDes & Arkitektur förlag
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Hardcover: 254 pages
Publisher: ArkDes & Arkitektur förlag (2020)
Language: English, Swedish
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 1.4 x 12.2 inches