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ARTSCAPE 2022 KIRUNA

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Kiruna’s town centre is on the move and Artscape are highlighting local memories and stories to make them live forever as murals.

Kiruna is relocating its entire central district due to expanding mining operations. As the locals prepare to say goodbye to an area that’s been downtown for more than a 100 years, Artscape is preparing a mural project based on the people of Kiruna’s collective memory.

Through interviews with local people, hundreds of stories and anecdotes have been gathered. A selection will feature in a book of memories, and from those pages the chosen artists will find their inspiration for six new large-scale murals that will adorn Kiruna from August and onwards.

The participating street artists are internationally renowned and chosen specifically to work with the sensitive nature of the project – Kiruna is experiencing a very dramatic transformation. But within the retrospective grows a new beginning and ARTSCAPE 2022 KIRUNA is all about looking lovingly in both directions. Let’s celebrate the new Kiruna!

WORKSHOP

On Saturday August 20, a street art festival will take place in Kiruna with a workshop for people aged 16–25.

The event is a collaboration between Artscape and Konstmuseet i Norr and is carried out with the support of LKAB and Allmänna Arvsfonden. More information coming soon!

ARTSCAPE

The nonprofit organisation Artscape was born in Malmö in 2014 and is Scandinavia's leading player in urban contemporary art. Artscape wants to inspire people and promote public art for all. The organisation is constantly working on new exciting projects that will explore the possibilities of street art in the modern urban environment. Artscape is about social sustainability, equality and cultural diversity. And of course great art! https://artscape.se/