Storyspot part of the exhibition Kiruna Forever
Kiruna Forever examines urban transformation through contemporary art. In order to make the exhibition extend outside the art museum's premises and out into the municipality, Storyspot has been enlisted to collect and share stories.
In Kiruna, Sweden's largest urban transformation is currently underway. The city center is being relocated due to mining, buildings listed as cultural monuments are being demolished or transported to new districts and a third of Kiruna's residents have to relocate. The exhibition Kiruna Forever examines urban transformation through contemporary art by artists from Norrbotten, Sápmi and the rest of the world.
The Art Museum in the North also wants with the exhibition to help collect and spread stories, dreams and memories from Kiruna. In this way, the exhibition extends beyond the art museum's premises and out into the municipality, where each place carries exciting stories.
With the Storyspot app, visitors can already listen to other people's stories, everything from memories from the mine in Tuolluvaara to Kiruna's nightlife with Ferrum as the hub.
Download Storyspot on your phone, search for "Kiruna Forever" and you will find content related to the exhibition. The places are marked on the map in the app.
In the exhibition at the Art Museum in the North in Kristallen, there is also a place where you can sit down and listen to stories, and maybe record your own. It is also possible to record and submit your story digitally, either directly in the Storyspot app or in this form.
Storyspot has recorded and edited some of the audio stories for the exhibition and acted as an advisor and handled the technical and administrative work with the app and delivered the form for collecting stories.
Kiruna Forever is a collaboration between the Art Museum in the North and ArkDes and runs until January 10, 2021.
Together, we preserve Kiruna's history for the future.