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This is Kiruna: How to Move a City

The world’s largest urban relocation – Kiruna.

The city, north of the Arctic Circle and the world’s 2nd largest municipality, is at risk of being swallowed by sinkholes as it was built on and around mining.

The documentary “This is Kiruna – How to move a city” features interviews with locals, such as the 4th generation owner of the historical Centrum clothing store in the old city centre, whose heritage listed sign will be transferred to the new city centre.

We also meet Californian architect Mark Szulgit from award winning White Arkitekter, a local resident since a decade back; heavily involved with designing the new city centre. Other interviewees include the Vice Chair of the Municipality of Kiruna, the strategic planner at Sweden’s biggest mining company LKAB, a chef and a wilderness guide.  All in all, the project is innovation in practice – and concerns building a better, more sustainable city and future. The 10-minute short documentary “This is Kiruna – How to move a city” can be viewed here:


 

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