Kiruna - Byen som skal flyttes: Kiruna - The City Will Move

Amalie Bech Jørgensen, Andrea Bredahl Duelund, Felizia Windfeld Kock, Josefine Bennike Jakobsen & Maja Munksgaard Danborg

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project focuses on how homeyness, hjemlighed, and how a city’s identity can be sustained in a city development process, with the case, moving of Kiruna in Northern Sweden. In the case problems arise especially with relation to to the city’s identity and the citizens’ memories that disappear when the old city areas are torn down. It is important to realise that citizens leave traces which characterise cities. This forms attachments between the city and its citizens, and creates place identity and homeyness. This is supported by Jon Anderson and Gillian Rose who believe people shape and give meaning to places. Carsten Philipsen and Laurent Thévenot express the importance of both characterising a place and becoming accustomed to a place.The theorists do not fully explain homeyness as it is difficult to articulate. The difficulty with articulating homeyness and a place’s identity requires creative methods, such as narrative-interviews, narratives, and street- stories, to give a clearer understanding. Expert interviews with White Architects and an informant for Kiruna Municipality, gave a clearer understanding of how the citizens were involved throughout the city development process. The citizens of Kiruna were uninformed and had ambivalent feelings about the future plans for the city. It is necessary for them to feel involved and informed in the planning process, so they will understand that they will be able to form future attachments to the city.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato9 jan. 2015
VejledereMartin Severin Frandsen


  • Borgerinddragelse
  • Flyt
  • Stedets identitet
  • Sverige
  • Sweden
  • Move
  • Nordsverige
  • hjemfølelse
  • Rensdyr
  • hjemlighed
  • Lapland
  • Kiruna