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Stockholm at Large

– Färgfabrikens great survey about the future of Stockholm.
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Färgfabriken has been running Stockholm at Large, a project about possible futures for Stockholm, since 2001. At the first workshop, players from various parts of society – politicians, construction companies, architects, students, researchers and urban planners – met at Färgfabriken. For three days these people, who normally only see each other across the negotiating table, worked together on issues dealing with Stockholm seen from a thirty-year perspective. The discussions were led by well-reputed architects like Farshid Moussavi, Andreas Angelidakis and François Roche. Together they had to look at the city in new ways and come up with solutions.

Then we opened the doors to the general public. The interest was enormous: over three weekends, 25 000 visitors came to look at the results of the workshop and to offer their own views. It proved to be a very productive approach, generating a big media response.

The project has led to a new course at KTH’s School of Architecture, Nya stadsbyggnadskontoret (“The new urban planning office”), run by Färgfabriken. A book about Stockholm at Large, Handbok om Stockholms framtid (“Handbook about the future of Stockholm”), was published in November 2004. It is both a summing-up of what has been and a platform for what is to come. Stockholm at Large highlighted the need for an independent link between businesses, institutions and the public. Färgfabriken became that link.

We are now taking the knowledge and experiences of Stockholm at Large and projecting them on the future. Our basic premise is that we are living in a society which has gone through a transformation, a social makeover, and that we need a debate about visions and a future society in a wider context.

During Stockholm at large visions and ideas about a future Stockholm was created. The project was initiated by SAR, present Swedish architects, and was produced by Färgfabriken with the support by a number of organizations and companies.

The first success from 2001 had its follower 2006 when the result from former seminars and exhibitions we're reflected upon. In realtion to Stockholm at Large II the book Stockholm at Large was released. 

Please read more about the different parts of Stockholm at Large in the menu to the right.

1 sep 2001 – 1 jan 2006


About Stockholm at Large


Other parts in the series

Stockholm at Large I
Stockholm at Large II
Stockholm at Large The Book
Stockholm at Large Interactive Scenario