AXP4: How to Move a City – Case Kiruna by White Arkitekter

Date: 21 May 2018
Location: Solita / Alvar Aallon katu 5, Helsinki

AXP Vol. 4
Krister Lindstedt & Viktoria Walldin:
– Social and Urban Transformations in Kiruna

The final AXP* event of spring 2018 zooms in to one of the most ambitious design task one can imagine: how to move an existing city?

This question is based on a real life problem faced by the city of Kiruna in Sweden. The city is sinking as the iron mines beneath it are making the ground collapse. Over the next decades, its 20,000+ residents will have to be relocated, along with their homes, offices, stores, and schools, to a brand-new city few kilometers to the east.

An internationally recognized Swedish architecture and design office, White Arkitekter AB has been solving the social and urban challenges raised by this unbelievable task.

We at Palmu are more than excited to invite Krister Lindstedt, the leading architect of the project and Viktoria Walldin, White’s social anthropologist to share their future vision for city of Kiruna.

More info of the project & video: whitearkitekter.com

Event programme

  • 17.30: Doors open, coffee and wine
  • 18.00: Presentation by Krister Lindstedt & Viktoria Vallin / White Arkitekter AB
  • 19.00: Q & A
  • 19.45: Wine and music
  • 21.00: Doors closing – see you next time!

The event can be found also in Facebook.

*) The main focus of AXP [Arkkitehtuuri X Palvelumuotoilu] events is in the intersection of architecture and service design. Speeches, presentations and new thoughts regarding the theme will be shared at the events by professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds and respectable curriculum.

The event is open for all professionals working in fields of construction, urban design and spatial design. Students of the fields are also warmly welcomed.

The event will be held this time in English.

AXP events are organized by Palmu – the pioneer of Service Design in Finland.